Put together zucchini and cheese & get this mouthwatering idea

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If you’ve ever grown zucchini in your back yard, you know that in late summer, you can never eat enough of it. It grows so fast and so abundantly that unless you are feeding an actual army, it is impossible to keep up. Fortunately, zucchini is delicious and adaptable to myriad preparations. This layered, cheesy zucchini casserole is a perfect example.
To make this crave-worthy side dish, you’ll start by sautéing onions and zucchini in butter. Next you’ll make a quick cheese sauce and then layer the vegetables and sauce in a baking dish and bake to bubbling perfection. This flavorful dish makes a great accompaniment for all types of meat or fish dishes.
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3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1 small onion, sliced
4 zucchini, sliced into rounds
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup half-and-half
1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 450º Fahrenheit.
Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the butter. When the butter is melted, add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes.
Add the zucchini and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 more minutes. Stir in the salt and pepper.
Transfer the vegetables to a 9-inch square baking dish.
In the same skillet, melt the remaining tablespoon of butter and whisk in the flour. Cook, whisking continuously until the butter begins to turn golden, about 3 minutes. While whisking, slowly add the cream. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer until the mixture begins to thicken, about 2 minutes.
Stir in the jack cheese and ¼ cup of Parmesan, stirring continuously, until the cheese is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
Pour the sauce over the vegetables and sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of Parmesan over the top.
Bake until the top begins to brown, about 10 minutes.
Serve hot.
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