Zucchini & Mushrooms with Gouda Cream

Zucchini and portobello mushrooms sautéed  with onion and garlic, then drenched in creamy gouda cheese sauce. Nothing beats gouda, it makes everything better :D

Zucchini & Mushrooms with Gouda Cream

You guys…I run a half marathon this Saturday!! :P

I don’t think i’ve wrote about that at all…

This will be my second one! I’m running it with my sisters Kristin and Katie, and also Katie’s friend Karina! Quadruple K, woohoo!

I feel much more prepared this time around…thank goodness!

It’s kinda funny though, i’ve never been the best athlete, or runner for that matter. Last time my time kinda sucked, but my goal was just to just finish it. The race was definitely a struggle for me especially at the end. I promised myself I would never do it again cause it was that awful.

Well guess what, i’m back and doing it again. Go figure. At least this time, i’ll have my best peeps by my side :D

You know what’s really important when you’re working out a lot?? Or training for a race? You guessed it!

Your Diet!

Zucchini & Mushrooms with Gouda Cream

I eat lots of veggies especially with dinner (or at least try to!) I’ve been buying a lot of zucchini lately, especially the yellow kind.

Isn’t zucchini great though??

Ohhh the possibilities these days!

You can make noodles, using a fancy spiralizer (which I unfortunately don’t have :/)

Or cut them into strips and throw on the grill…

You can make cute little pizzas out of them…

Or use zucchini in baking…muffins, breads, cakes (which I have yet to try!)

Roast them in the oven with other veggies…

Eat them plain…

Or sauté them with mushrooms, onion, garlic and dump some super creamy gouda cheese sauce all over them! And of course finnish it off with some fresh herbs – chives!

The last one’s the winner!

I’ve been kinda boring about cooking zucchini lately – usually just olive oil, onion, salt pepper….maybe some spices. I usually like to keep my food pretty clean. It does taste wonderful, but kinda boring! I don’t like boring!

But that all changed today when I was at  the local farmers market and tried this amazing gouda cheese.

And VOILA that gave me the idea! Why not make a cheesy gouda sauce and pour it over the zucchini!

Zucchini & Mushrooms with Gouda Cream

I always have mushrooms on my hand, cause in case you haven’t noticed I love them!

This is a great dish to pair with any meat off the grill, and maybe a fresh salad! My kinda meal!

It’s a quick meal to whip up, and doesn’t use any kind of canned sauces.

Here’s the recipe – ENJOY :)

Zucchini and Mushrooms with Gouda Cream
 
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Zucchini and portobello mushrooms sautéed with onion and garlic and then drenched in creamy gouda cheese sauce. Nothing beats gouda, it makes everything better :D
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 Zucchini
  • 8-10 Baby Portobello Mushrooms
  • ¼ Red Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Flour
  • 1 C. Milk
  • 1 C. Shredded Gouda
  • 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp. Freshly Chopped Chives
Instructions
  1. First prep all the veggies. Wash, dry and slice zucchini. Wipe off mushrooms and slice in big chunks. Dice Onion. Mince Garlic.
  2. Next, shred the gouda cheese, set aside.
  3. Begin to saute the veggies. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and veggies. Salt and pepper to taste (salt well.) Combine and saute for 15 minutes or until soft.
  4. In the meantime, make sauce. Begin by melting butter in small saucepan. Once butter has melted, add flour. Cook the butter/flour so it's bubbling, for 2 minutes over low heat.
  5. Add milk to butter/flour. Bring to a boil over low heat. Add cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Bring to a boil once more.
  7. Chop the chives and add to cream, saving a little to garnish.
  8. When veggies are done, mix cream sauce with veggies. Garnish with chives and serve immediately.
Notes
Even though this is a great combo, feel free to substitute any veggies!

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 Hope you enjoy this side dish – Zucchini & Mushrooms with Gouda Cream!

Let me know how it is when you try it.

Thanks so much for visiting LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE today, happy hump day! :)

  • Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    I am so super proud of you for running a half marathon on Saturday! You are basically a hero to me now, because I don’t even know if I could run a mile without stopping, oops. I’m a walker, not a runner. So the fact that you can do 13.1 miles is mind blowing to me! I bet you’ll beat your time your second time around. I’ll be thinking positive thoughts and sending them your way Saturday morning!

    This gouda cream sauce sounds amazing! I want to put it on everything! I bet this would be great on chicken too. But love that you put it on veggies! I’ve been kind of boring with cooking my zucchini lately too, I must try this asap!

    • kellyjanke2

      My sisters actually said that chicken would be great mixed in!! Love how you think :D Ahh thanks for such a wonderful message, Natalie (as always!) I need all the positive vibes, send them my way Saturday for sure! And ya know, I bet you can run. Running is such a mind game. I truly used to hate it and thought I could only run one mile. Not being a runner is perfectly ok though too!! I love to walk too!!! Just moving your body is great ;)

  • Kathi @ Deliciously Yum!

    You go, girl. I am so impressed you’re running a half marathon. You will do great! I’ve been running for quite a while now, but have never entered a race until recently. My sister-in-law and I are running a 5K in two weeks (I decided to enter into a race I knew I could finish, ha!). I am so excited to see what it’s like.
    Also, you are so right about gouda. Yummy veggies slathered in a cheesy cream sauce… it doesn’t get much better than this!!

    • kellyjanke2

      Ohhh thanks Kathi! Yeah i’m pumped. I feel much more prepared!! Good luck with your 5k!! I’m sure it will be a breeze and then you’ll be motivated to sign up for a half ;) I actually have never done a 5k, but it sounds much more enjoyable!

      Yeah the gouda is perfect with zucchini and mushrooms…or really any veggies! Thanks so much!

  • Patricia Ryan Robinson

    Lovely photos! Best of luck in the race!!

    • kellyjanke2

      Thanks for dropping by Patricia!! :)

  • http://sharedappetite.com Chris @ Shared Appetite

    Congrats on this upcoming 1/2 marathon!! That’s really terrific! And this gouda cream… sound unbelievably good!!

    • kellyjanke2

      Thanks, Chris!! I’m ready, or at least more ready than i’ll ever be ;) Gouda is just perfect, isn’t it??

  • http://lifemadesweeter.com/ Kelly @ Life made Sweeter

    Yay, way to go on the half marathon girl! Good luck I know you’ll be fantastic :) Just like this dish! I love zucchini but keep making it the same boring way too. This gouda cream sounds phenomenal and would definitely brighten up my boring zucchini!

    • kellyjanke2

      THANKS, Kelly! I totally need the luck ;) I’m sure all the worry is just a waste of my time! Zucchini can be boring for sure, but it’s also wonderful how you can make it SO many different ways!

  • http://cakecrustandsugardust.com Alyssa

    So impressed with your choice to do another half marathon after the first one didn’t go amazing. It’s something I hope I’d be able to do one day, but I’m definitely not ready yet! Zucchini is a new veggie for me (I usually prepare it very plain with some oil and salt and pepper as well) but I feel like this recipe would be a great way to add a little variation to my zucchini rotation!

    • kellyjanke2

      You’re too sweet, Alyssa!! Yeah honestly, if it wasn’t for the fact that i’m doing it with my sisters, I don’t know if I would have haha! But i’m sure glad I signed up! Yes, this is definitely a new zucchini rotation for you! You can also sub any cheese you’d like! Or mix up the veggies! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

  • Bri | Bites of Bri

    Kelly, good luck with the half marathon!

    • kellyjanke2

      Thanks so much, Bri :) Have a great weekend!