Here’s a kid family friendly recipe to guarantee those zucchini in your garden a place on the dinner plate. It’s also good enough to pass muster for any fancy restaurant.
Basically it’s zucchini and cheese, au Gratin style. My daughter actually cheered, “Wow. I can’t even taste the zucchini!”
That’s the idea.
Zucchini and Cheese Supreme
2-3 large zucchini, ends cut off, sliced lengthwise to approximately 1/4″ thickness
2 TBSP olive oil
3-4 TBSP cold butter, cut in strips (dots)
2 cups Italian blend of cheeses (I used Sargento 6 cheese Italian blend)
1 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
Rosemary Garlic spice blend by Spice Islands
Preheat oven to 350*. Saute strips of zucchini in olive oil and set aside, or layer in dish as you proceed through recipe.
In medium to large baking dish, place one layer of sautéed zucchini on bottom of dish, dot with butter, sprinkle with spice, cover with Italian blend cheese, then add a sparse layer of shaved Parmesan. Repeat until zucchini completely used. Cover top with extra cheese and bake until golden brown, approximately 15 minutes, depending on your oven. For variations, you might try Gruyère cheese with shaved Emmenthal. Yum!
Approximately 4 servings.