Recipe Box, Dreaming of Summer Zucchini & Pimiento Cheese Strata

 

“Hey, do we have any more of those little quiche things?” HH asked

 

 

 

 

 

“Sure, they’re in the fridge,

Warm them up in the microwave, about 20-30 seconds per piece”

 

 

 

 

I created this dish with Summer on my mind

 

 

 

Even though zucchini is available year round,

it always reminds me of Summer and overflowing vegetable gardens

 

 

 

 

And pimiento cheese reminds me of the April Masters golf tournament

and summer picnics and parties

 

 

 

 

 

Lay the zucchini slices out on paper towels

Sprinkle them generously with kosher salt to draw out the water

 

 

 

 

The base of the strata is crescent roll dough, spread with a thin layer of mayo

 

 

 

Next mix the cheeses with beaten eggs and drained pimientos

 

 

 

 

 

Spread the cheese mix evenly over the mayonnaise

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to use prepared pimiento cheese from the grocery or your own recipe,

skip the mayonnaise, since it’s already in the prepared pimiento cheese,

but do mix the prepared pimiento cheese with 2 beaten eggs and then spread on the crust

The eggs make it puff and set

 

 

 

Feel free to add some crispy bacon  🥓

Blot zucchini slices with paper towels and place them on top of cheese

 

 

 

 

Add a sprinkle of Parmesan and some black pepper

 

 

 

 

 

Refrigerate for several hours at this point if desired

Bake for 30 minutes

 

 

 

 

Magic!

 

 

 

 

It’s actually like a thick crust pizza with a quiche like topping

 

 

 

 

 

This is such a versatile recipe!

We first had it for dinner with a big green salad

 

 

 

 

Then I cut the rest into smaller squares

 

 

 

 

 

We enjoyed it all week for lunch, a quick snack, and my favorite way was for breakfast!

A quick warm up of a square or two makes a great on the go breakfast

 

Dreaming of Summer Zucchini & Pimiento Cheese Strata

  • Servings: makes one 9 x 13 inch pan
  • Difficulty: easy
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2 thinly sliced zucchini, about 12 oz

kosher salt

2  eggs, beaten

1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough, 8 rolls

4 oz.,  1 cup shredded Vermont White Cheddar

4 oz.,  1 cup grated extra sharp cheddar cheese

2-4 oz. pimientos, drained

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 oz. grated Parmesan cheese

Pepper to taste

dash of red pepper flakes for heat if desired

Place zucchini slices on paper towels and sprinkle generously with kosher salt. Let sit for at least 30 minutes to release juices. Pat dry

Open up the crescent rolls and spread them into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish, pressing the seams together. Spread with mayonnaise.

Mix eggs, cheeses, and pimientos and spread into an even layer on top of mayonnaise. Top with Zucchini slices. Season with freshly ground pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, Can be covered and refrigerated at this point.

Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until the mixture is set.

Cut into wedges, rectangles or small squares.  Great for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Snack or Dinner.

Will keep for a week in refrigerator.  Microwave in 20-30 second intervals on high to reheat.

 

 

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17 Responses to “Recipe Box, Dreaming of Summer Zucchini & Pimiento Cheese Strata”
  1. Jenna, how fabulous is this dish! You are amazing with crescent rolls! I will definitely try this one because I love pimento cheese and the zucchini makes it SO healthy especially if you add bacon! Rainy Sunday this morning~

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  2. Cyndi Raines says:

    Now this sounds VERY tasty! Love zucchini and cheese, so will pin for sure. Thanks!

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  3. Rita C. says:

    Love the looks and sound of this, Jenna. Price’s pimento cheese spread is delish, and it would knock out a few steps for this already easy recipe. Thanks!

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  4. Lynn says:

    I had to chuckle, in my quick view I read “dreaming of zucchini”… Um, not a dream I’ve ever had:@) But… I am dreaming of more summer like weather! Enjoy the game!!!

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  5. Now THAT looks tasty!

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  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    You have me dreaming of summer now too! 💐 This looks yummy, Jenna! 😊

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  7. Pinning this because I have to try it. Sounds yummy!

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  8. mynewsdrive says:

    eye popping :O Yum Yum! 🙂

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  9. I love pizzas and I love zucchini! Great recipe with vegetables. Looks tasty and filling!

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  10. Mary says:

    Sounds perfectly yummy Jenna! I love the idea of having a square or two to pull out for ‘on the go’ 🙂

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  11. Miz Helen says:

    Summer Magic indeed Jenna, I would be looking in the frig for more of these as well! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

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