Summer Vegetable Gratin
130 mins (prep 60, cooking 70)
14 ingredients
4-6 servings
While this recipe calls for summer vegetables, my brother and SIL prepared it for Christmas dinner 2009 and I loved it. Good as a vegetarian main dish or a side. It's not quite the same as other vegetable gratins already on RecipeZaar. Personally, I would make this with less olive oil, the amount of which I specified in the ingredients, but you can use the original amount if you prefer (just convert teaspoons to tablespoons). This can also be made ahead after assembly and before baking. Just pre-heat the oven. Try to buy the zucchini and squash of roughly the same diameter. I might serve this with bread to soak up the juices. To make this vegan, omit the parmesan cheese. They found this recipe on America's TV test kitchen.

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  • 1 lb zucchini, ends trimmed and sliced crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 lb summer squash, ends trimmed and sliced crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices (yellow)
  • 2 teaspoons table salt
  • 1 1/2 lbs tomatoes, ripe and sliced 1/4 inch thick (3-4 large)
  • 2 medium onions, halved lengthwise and sliced thin (about 3 cups)
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced (or pressed through garlic press, about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leave, minced
  • 1 large slice white bread, torn into quarters
  • 2 ounces parmesan cheese, grated (about 1 cup)
  • 2 medium shallots, minced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaf, chopped


Serving Size (307.07 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 172.17 Calories from Fat 69.21
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.69g 47.35%
Saturated Fat 1.45g 28.92%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 2.84mg 3.78%
Sodium 188.84mg 31.47%
Total Carbohydrate 18.46g 24.62%
Dietary Fiber 3.35 g 53.64%
Sugars 7.02 g %
Protein 10.88g 87.04%
Vitamin A 1674.16IU% Vitamin C 78.47mg%
Calcium 163.48mg% Iron 2.6mg%
*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, table salt, medium onions, medium garlic cloves, fresh thyme, large, fresh basil