Zucchini, Summer Squash, & Tomato Gratin


This cool, cloudy weather has me staying inside today getting caught up on some chores and wanting some good, healthy comfort food. I’ve just assembled a Zucchini, Summer Squash, & Tomato Gratin for a light, but satisfying and comforting, dinner. It’s great as a vegetarian entree or a side dish.

Just about to go in the oven ... Zucchini, Squash, & Tomato Gratin

This is so simple to make – just slice some zucchini and squash, layer it in a baking dish. Top with halved cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs of your choice, salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with some good extra virgin olive oil. Bake at 325 – 350 degrees until done (about 1 hour). This is a little subjective and will depend on your preference.

Some good parmesan or asiago cheese is good, too. I’m going to sprinkle a romano, parmesan, and asiago blend on this about halfway through cooking. A sprinkling of bread crumbs can be good, also, and will make for a nice crunchy topping.

If you’re using large tomatoes, slice them and layer them with the sliced zucchini. You can also use eggplant, potatoes, onions, or other vegetables of your choice. Just be sure that the vegetables are evenly sliced, about 1/4 to 3/8-inch thick.

 

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