weeknight meal: squash gratin

squash gratin

I created this recipe earlier this summer with our CSA veggies, but squash and swiss chard are still in season at our local markets. I roasted the veggies the night before to make this quicker to prepare the night of.

  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 yellow squash
  • 1 eggplant
  • several swiss chard stems (optional – I had cooked the leaves separately and thought I’d throw the stems in here.)
  • 1/2 c half & half
  • 1 c shredded mozzarella & parmesan cheeses
  • chopped fresh oregano

Slice zucchini, squash and eggplant thinly length-wise. Chop chard stems into 2″ long pieces. Toss all with olive oil and spread on a baking sheet. Roast at 400* for 20 minutes, until soft and lightly browned.

Arrange sliced veggies and chard pieces in single layer in a small casserole dish. Sprinkle with oregano and cheeses, add another layer of veggies, oregano, cheese. Pour half & half over and top with additional cheese if desired. Bake at 350* for 35 minutes.

Serve as a main dish with green salad and bread, or as a side dish with grilled fish.

Toddler verdict: Gobbled it up, swiss chard and all!

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