Zucchini-Sausage Cornbread – Guest Post

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 4, 2010

This meal will satisfy the heartiest of appetites and the pickiest eaters!

Zucchini-Sausage Cornbread
Makes 4 generous servings

½ lb. breakfast sausage, browned and drained ($1.50)
1 box cornbread mix ($ .35)
1/3 cup milk ($ .11)
1 egg ($ .10)
1 large zucchini, shredded, about 1 ½ cups ($ .59)
½ cup cheddar, shredded ($ .33)

Side of Black Eyed Peas

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients together until just blended. Place in greased 8×8 casserole dish. Bake 35-45 minutes.

Serve with black-eyed peas for a Southern touch! ($ .55 for a can)

I purchased the ingredients primarily at my local Aldi and including the side dish of black-eyed peas, the total cost of this recipe was $3.53!

I guess it’s no surprise…that delicious and nutritious food doesn’t have to break the bank!

About Tristin: I am a Christian, wife, and mom who is trying her best to live a simple and fulfilling life.  I want my life to be rich–not in monetary terms–but rich in love, family, friends and laughter. Tristin blogs at Spartan Living.

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April November 4, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Very good thanks

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Kara November 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Sounds good! I wonder how it would come out without the cheese added? My daughter is highly sensitive to dairy–we could substitute the milk but we couldn’t do the cheese.

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Tristin the Spartan November 4, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Kara, you can simply leave the cheese out and it works just fine! ; ) My husband likes everything better with a bit of cheese–that’s why it’s in there… but you can omit without any problem.

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Mary Beth November 5, 2010 at 10:09 am

This looks delicious! I can’t wait to give it a try! I’ll have to omit the cheese as well due to my son’s dairy allergy! Thanks!

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Amy November 5, 2010 at 10:36 am

Have those of you with dairy allergies tried Daiya cheese? It’s a bit pricey but it’s by far the best cheese alternative out there! It worth it for us to have a little “cheese” now and then!

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Elizabeth November 6, 2010 at 7:20 pm

I made this today in my first every freezer cooking day. I doubled the recipe, used a glass 9×13 baking dish, then cut it into 6 pieces and put it in ziploc bags since it was so firm. I did try a little first and WOW. I love cornbread so I assumed I would like it, but for such a small ingredient list I’m surprised at the flavor. And I used cornbread mixes from Aldi so I was slightly skeptical about that too. This is going in my permanent recipe collection. Thanks!

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Dessica December 31, 2010 at 1:29 pm

We have had this at least 5 times and we all love it!! The kids even say the “green stuff” is really good!

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