oftt

Baked Zucchini Casserole with Italian Cheese Crust

Print Email

This side dish is unbelievably tasty and smells wonderfully delicious right out of the oven! It is incredibly easy to make, and compliments almost any entrée.

Serves 8

6 Medium Zucchini
2 Cloves of Garlic
1 28 oz can of Peeled and Chopped Italian Tomatoes*
2 Tbspns Olive Oil
1 1/2 – 2 Cups Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese**
1/2 Tsp of kosher salt
Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350°F

Slice and quarter zucchini into approximately 1 inch size pieces. Reserve in a large mixing bowl.
Cut garlic into a small dice.
Grease a 9x13-baking dish with cooking spray or olive oil.

Heat a large skillet on medium high and add the olive oil. When the oil is hot but not smoking, add the garlic.
Sauté garlic until golden and immediately add the chopped tomatoes.
Add the salt and pepper.
Cook tomatoes until they begin to break down and soften (10 minutes). Remove from heat.

To assemble:
Combine the chopped zucchini with the tomatoes and turn out into the baking dish.
Spread the cheese over the top making sure the layer is approximately a 1/2” thick.

Bake in the oven for 30 - 40 minutes or until the cheese crust is golden and bubbly.

Serve immediately.

*You can use Parmesan, Asiago or Romano Cheese or a combination of any three.

** You can substitute a can of Stewed Tomatoes and skip the tomato cooking process.

Courtesy of Lynne Scott

 

 

restaurant news

EVOO La La
Boston
by Kitty Kaufman

Evoo 3Is everyone at Kendall Square's Evoo and its sister, Za, right next door? It's Evoo for more formal meals like scallops with risotto or fig compote with lamb rillettes. You could chill out with...

Read more...
The Great Greek
Los Angeles
by Lisa Dinsmore

greatgreek.jpgEverybody has them. Those neighborhood joints you walk/drive by a million times but never go into. For no good reason. The place looks nice enough and clearly has customers, but you always just...

Read more...
The Dream Away Lodge
New England
by Michael Tucker

dream-awayWhy did I love our dinner at this place so much? Could it be that The Dream Away Lodge is rumored to have been a brothel during the Depression years, which speaks of a rich history of satisfying...

Read more...
Estelle's Southern Cuisine
Boston
by Kitty Kaufman

estellesWe're on for a Saturday night special at Estelle's on Tremont St at the corner of Mass Ave. It's been a year since they took over this corner: Brian Poe, of Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake,...

Read more...