Cheesy Zucchini Hodge Podge


#SundaySupper is celebrating all the bounty of your local Farmers’ Market, and it is that time of year when you know you totally need more zucchini recipes. So I’ve got one for you – Cheesy Zucchini Hodge Podge!!

Cheesy Zucchini Hodge Podge - cheese, zucchini and rice come together in this easy and tasty vegetable side dish | | gluten free, vegetarian

And that is exactly what this one is. A total hodge podge. Basically I took some leftovers and pantry/fridge items, tossed this together, and was absolutely floored at how awesome it was. The Hubby loved it. The zucchini-hating Bug loved it. I posted a photo on Instagram and Facebook, and everyone loved the looks of it so much so that you guys wanted me to post this recipe first out of the three choices I gave you (the others are pretty fabulous too, so they will be on their way). In fact, it is one of the comments I received on Facebook that gave me the name for this dish, and it sums it up perfectly!

Speaking of Facebook and hodgepodges (muuuuch better segueway than a couple weeks ago), Facebook truly is wonky these days, at least for blog/page owners. OK, you know how many people follow my page on Facebook? Over 7600. Do you know how many actually see most of the things I post? Usually 200-500. Umm, what?? Occasionally I’ll get to 1000-1200, but rarely. And I think I have a pretty fun Facebook page. I share my recipes, stuff from other blogs than catches my eye (healthy and over-the-top decadent – I am love all, serve all!), cute pictures of my boys, random photos of stuff I am eating. I love to chit chat. But Facebook has some whack-a-doodle algorithm that none of us food bloggers can completely figure out. And all of us, myself included, would love to reach more people.

Then the stuff that does go viral on Facebook, well, lately it seems to be when someone steals a photo from a blogger and shares it along with the entire recipe without giving a link or crediting the original source. Grrrr! That burns me up even more.

So if you are wasting spending time on Facebook and if you see something that looks yummy, fun, interesting – LIKE it, SHARE it, comment away. We are all very nice people, and every little thumbs up we see makes us smile!

And we may just name a recipe because of you.

Sorry this had nothing to do with Farmer’s Markets, but sometimes I just gotta spill out the random thoughts in my head. You know, a hodge podge.

Cheesy Zucchini Hodge Podge - cheese, zucchini and rice come together in this easy and tasty vegetable side dish | | gluten free, vegetarian

If you want some more great recipes and maybe some folks talking about the inspiration they got at their local farmers’ market, check out the links at the bottom of the page.

And don’t forget to join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter each Sunday. We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. This week we will be sharing our favorite Farmers’ Market recipes! Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET and you do not want to miss out on the fun. Follow the #SundaySupper hash tag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos. Join us Around the Family Table this Sunday at 7pm Eastern Time and share your favorite Farmers Market and local foods recipes with us!

Cheesy Zucchini Hodge Podge - cheese, zucchini and rice come together in this easy and tasty vegetable side dish | | gluten free, vegetarian What is your favorite fruit or veggie that you find at the farmers’ market this time of year?

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Cheesy Zucchini Hodge Podge
Cheesy Zucchini Hodge Podge needs just a few basic ingredients to turn your overabundance of zucchini into a gooey, delicious side dish.
Serves: 6
  • 2 medium zucchini, shredded
  • 1 egg
  • ½ c plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 t dry mustard
  • ½ t paprika
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • pepper
  • 1 c (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 c leftover cooked rice (I used brown rice)
  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Coat a 9x9 in. glass baking dish with cooking spray or olive oil.
  2. Place your shredded zucchini in a kitchen towel and squeeze out the excess liquid. Set aside.
  3. Thoroughly combine the egg, Greek yogurt, and spices in a bowl.
  4. Stir in the cheese, rice, and zucchini.
  5. Spread into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until slightly set in the middle and lightly browned.
  6. Slice into squares and serve.


Cheesy Zucchini Hodge Podge - cheese, zucchini and rice come together in this easy and tasty vegetable side dish | | gluten free, vegetarian

Check out these stories and recipes from our own local food markets, celebrating local produce:

Appetizers & Salads

Garlic Scape Dip from The Girl In the Little Red Kitchen
Onion Bacon Jam with Bread n’ Brie from Gotta Get Baked
Kale & Pepita Pesto from girlichef
Garden Quinoa Salad from The Urban Mrs
Grilled Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad from Pescetarian Journal
Watermelon-Feta Salad with Pomegranate Drizzle from The Weekend GourmetSoups & Sides

Watermelon Gazpacho from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Classic Gazpacho from Curious Cuisiniere
Pea Soup from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Pickled Garlic Scapes from kimchi MOM
Cheesy Zucchini Hodge Podge from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Succotash from Magnolia Days
3 Easy Japanese Spinach Recipes from
Michigan-Made Meal with Seasoned Potato Chips from Foxes Love LemonsEntrees

Summer Veggie Pizza from Country Girl In The Village
Tomato Pie from The Hand That Rocks The Ladle
Kitchen Sink Vegetable Curry from What Smells So Good?
Margherita Pizza from Growing Up Gabel
Cheesy Zucchini Fritters from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Three Sauces with Summer Herbs to Transform a Simple Grilled Dinner from Cook the Story
Vegetable Quesadillas from Cookin’ Mimi
Mushroom Scallion Risotto from Vintage Kitchen Notes
Lemony Summer Linguine with Grilled Vegetables from Neighborfood
Pasta alla Norma Nuda from Juanita’s Cocina
Arugula Pizza from Family FoodieDesserts

Peach Cobbler from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Coconut Cherry Bars from Killer Bunnies, Inc
Lightened Up Peach and Blueberry Cobbler from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Cherry Brandy Cobbler from The Wimpy Vegetarian
Peach Maple Ice Cream from Pies and Plots
Cherry Clafoutis from Food Lust People Love
Roasted Figs with Caramel, Honey Ice Cream and Aged Balsamic from Crazy Foodie Stunts
Peach Ice Cream Paletas from Basic N Delicious
Gluten Free Sour Cherry Cake from No One Likes Crumbley Cookies


And a few other Farmers Market faves from me:

Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes


“Bobby Flay Corn”


Julia’s Ratatouille

Julia Child Ratatouille caption

Basil Balsamic Strawberries & Whipped Feta Grilled Cheese


Cheesy Zucchini Hodge Podge - cheese, zucchini and rice come together in this easy and tasty vegetable side dish | | gluten free, vegetarian


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  1. says

    Oh man, the Facebook thing is SO FRUSTRATING. I feel you! We’re all in this together. :)

    On another note, I need as many zucchini recipes I can get. My zucchinis are coming in way faster than I can eat them. Thanks for sharing!

    • says

      The other night when the hubby wasn’t home, the Bug and I ate little bits of everything (including the last of this dish) and called it dinner. It was perfect, and kept me from throwing stuff away.

  2. says

    I love this hodge podge idea. But more than that, I love how you handled explaining the FB thing to your readers. I’m going to do the same thing soon. I might even quote you! You said it perfectly and kindly and in a way that explained the problem. Well done!

  3. says

    I know what you mean, Brianne. I have over 900 fans on my FB page but the most who have seen my posts are about 300 people. Usually it’s under 100. What’s up with that?! Rant away, lady. And I love this cheesy zucchini hodge podge. It’s always the simple, random recipes that end up tasting the best!

    • says

      Thanks Anne! Yes, I was thinking it was a little like a frittata, but I wanted the cheese and zucchini to stand out more, so I stuck with just one egg to bind it.

    • says

      Yep, the rice makes it a bit more substantial of a side dish. And helps to hide the zucchini enough for The Big to eat it, since it is one of the few veggies he doesn’t like.

  4. says

    I made this about a week or so ago and it was a HUGE hit! I was panicking because I hadnt planned out our meals very well and only had two zucchini to work with! so happy I found your recipe..we loved it..thank you!

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