Fresh Tomato and Summer Squash Bake
120 mins (prep 60, cooking 60)
12 ingredients
4-6 servings
What a perfect way to celebrate Summer's Bounty, than with a fresh vegetable bake that uses common items from your Summer garden? The flavours burst in your mouth, and despite the bacon and cheese, this is NOT a heavy dish! I served it with Dijon-Tarragon Cream Chicken and cornbread slices. NOTE I: the original recipe was from a free pamphlet and had the most vague of ingredient ratios and instructions. It took 1/2 a day for me to get the proportions correct so ANYBODY could make it and enjoy it! NOTE II: This site won't allow the word "heaping" for cup measurements. Use a HEAPING CUP OF VEGGIES or you'll run short!

Categories:  side-dish , seasonal , easy , summer , <-4-hours , vegetable , time-to-make ,
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  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 2 cups other sweet onion (coarsely chopped, totaling 2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups summer squash (3-4 small to medium summer squash, sliced into half moons 1/2-inch thick, totaling 2 cups)
  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes (4-5 fresh tomatoes, cut into quarters, then each quarter cut in half, totaling 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided for each layer
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, ground
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (finely shredded variety)
  • 1 cup panko (quantity varies upon your taste. i use about 3/4's cup)
  • olive oil, to drizzle over crumbs


Serving Size (364.58 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 1010.79 Calories from Fat 606.51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 67.39g 414.69%
Saturated Fat 34.41g 688.14%
Trans Fat 0.21g %
Cholesterol 195.1mg 260.14%
Sodium 2077.26mg 346.21%
Total Carbohydrate 41.98g 55.98%
Dietary Fiber 3.22 g 51.59%
Sugars 9.65 g %
Protein 58.35g 466.81%
Vitamin A 1286.28IU% Vitamin C 5.69mg%
Calcium 1044.76mg% Iron 4.09mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
summer squash, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil