Zucchini Tomato Casserole

INTRO

A simple vegetable dish that highlights the summer flavors of fresh tomatoes and zucchini. It goes great with grilled meats or poultry.

SERVINGS: 4

CALORIES: 300-500 kcal

PREP: 20 minutes

COOK: 50 minutes

INGREDIENTS

1 ½ cups grated Cheddar cheese
⅓ cupgrated Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoondried oregano
½ teaspoondried basil
2 clovesgarlic, minced
2medium zucchinis, thinly sliced
5plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
¼ cupunsalted butter
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
¾ cupfine bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste – no added salt is best!

DIRECTIONS

  • Step 1 – Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly butter a 9×9-inch pan.
  • Step 2 – In a large bowl, combine Cheddar, Parmesan, oregano, basil, and garlic. Season with pepper and very little or no salt, and set aside.
  • Step 3 – Arrange half of the zucchini slices in the pan. Sprinkle 1/4 of the cheese and herb mixture on top. Arrange half of the tomatoes, and top with another 1/4 of the cheese mixture. Repeat layers.
  • Step 4 – Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onions, and cook until soft and translucent. Stir in breadcrumbs; cook until they have absorbed the butter. Sprinkle on top of casserole.
  • Step 5 – Cover loosely with foil, and bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake until the top is crusty and the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.

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