Cheezy Cucuzza Bake

Cheezy Cucuzza Bake

Cheezy Cucuzza Bake

This is super low in calories and very filling! If you don't have Cucuzza gourd, you can replace it with zucchini or yellow summer squash or a combination of both!
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Cucuzza
Servings: 4
Author: Mrs. Plant


  • 4 cups Cucuzza gourd peeled and chopped into 1/2" slices
  • 1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 t oregano
  • 1 t basil
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 t onion powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 batch cashew mozzarella cheese (see note below)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 T plant-based Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In an 8×8 casserole pan, mix together the Cucuzza, tomatoes, and spices. Bake in the oven uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • While the casserole is in the oven, make the plant-based mozzarella recipe. Top the casserole with the mozzarella and the breadcrumbs after removing it from the oven. Then, place it back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes, watching to make sure the breadcrumbs aren’t burning. Test for doneness with a fork. Depending on how thick your Cucuzza slices were, it may take longer to become tender.
  • Serve warm from the oven!


NOTE: I used Eat Plant-Based Cashew Mozzarella Cheese, and it was perfect for this recipes!

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