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


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.


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.


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!


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!


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!


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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