This cheesy dish of deliciousness is a family favorite pasta bake that we’ve transformed into a plate licking low-carb meal. No lie, I am completely in love with our Cheesy Zucchini Bake with Corn and Ground Beef. Who even needs pasta?!
As is the norm in Chirpy-ville, this recipe is a simple and easy one and only needs 7 ingredients – AND it will only take you about 20 minutes of hands-on time. Can’t complain about that! I’m pretty sure this meal is going to be a staple in our house, because you can’t beat recreating a childhood favorite that tastes just as yummy as you remember.
In other news, Chirpy is being featured on Cut Out + Keep as the Cooking Superstar of the week! We’ve picked out 7 of our most popular recipes and one of them will be published every day for the rest of this week! Go check out our interview and have a look around their site as well – it’s packed with lots of fun ideas!
In just three days Cody will touch down in South Africa and the Chirpy team will be together again. If all goes well, we’ll both be heading back to good old North Carolina on February 3rd. Cross your fingers for us! Before then though, we’ll be having two weeks of fun in South Africa, including seeing Mumford & Sons at one of their shows in Cape Town. We’re super excited about seeing them (plus it’s on Zellie’s birthday yay!).
2016 is shaping up to be a pretty fun year with all we have planned. I don’t know what we’re more excited about, two fun weeks together in my home country, getting married, seeing AC/DC in March, or Mumford and Sons in two weeks? It’s impossible to decide!
We’re also pretty excited about Chirpy and Cody’s photography blog The Mind Trekker. We have a lot of great stuff in the works and we can’t wait to see how the rest of this year unfolds!
Back to this recipe, though. I may be wrong, but even though it seems that the “Zucchini Noodle Rage” is dying down a little, it still hasn’t died down enough to NOT give this yummy meal a try. There is always space for another twist to good old zucchini noodles.
- 1/2 lb • ground beef
- 1 • onion
- 2 • tomatoes
- 4 • medium zucchini spiralized
- 1 cup • frozen corn
- 1 cup • shredded cheese and a sprinkle extra for on top
- 1 cup • heavy cream
- to taste • salt and pepper
- for cooking • lard
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Sauté the onion in a knob a lard until soft. Add the tomato and ground beef and sauté until the ground beef is cooked through and browned. Season well with salt and pepper.
In a small saucepan, heat up the cream and cheese until the cheese is melted.
Combine the zucchini noodles, ground beef mix, corn, and cheese sauce. Transfer to a baking dish.
Top with cheese before popping it in the oven for 25 minutes, until the cheese is golden.
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