Zucchini Marinara

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The Monterey Jack cheese is surprising in this "Italian" dish but it works better than Italian cheeses, in my opinion.

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  • add   1 clove garlic
  • add   1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • add   1 (15 ounce) jar marinara sauce (or the equivalent amount of homemade)
  • add   1/4 cup olive oil
  • add   1/4 teaspoon basil leaves
  • add   1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese (4 ounces)
  • add   1/2 cup red wine
  • add   2-3 zucchini


  1. Saute zucchini in 3 Tablespoons olive oil until lightly browned; drain.
  2. Place in 1-1/2 quart casserole.
  3. Combine marinara sauce, wine, remaining oil, garlic, basil and oregano in small saucepan; stir well.
  4. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Spoon sauce over zucchini; mix well.
  6. Sprinkle cheese over sauce; cover.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
  8. Bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes longer.