Zucchini Gratin with Roasted Tomato Sauce | Cheesy Baked Zucchini

Zucchini Gratin

Summer and Autumn are the seasons of zucchini abundance, and we have some terrific recipes for dealing with the glut. This is another one – it comes from the now-defunct Lucullian Delights blog. Ilva’s recipes were so good – Italian, simple, delicious. Just my style. She as always very generous in sharing her food and recipes. You will love this one.

If you have been following this blog for a while you will know that I adore Gratin dishes and also stuffed vegetables, and this dish fits both criteria. A cheesy stuffing is made and the zucchini are baked. I also made a Roasted Tomato Sauce to go with it – you can use this recipe, but bake at a higher temperature, or begin early and put the zucchini in with the roasting tomatoes when the timing is right. I added a little bit of sugar after pureeing as it is Autumn and the tomatoes are not as sweet as in mid Summer. I love the spice kick from the chilli (but you can leave it out if you are not a fan of spicy heat).

Similar recipes include Potato Gratin with Cream, Sweet Potato Gratin, and Cheesy Baked Aubergines.

Browse all of our Zucchini dishes and our Gratins. Or explore our Early Summer dishes.

Zucchini Gratin

Zucchini Gratin

2 largish zucchini or 3 – 4 smaller ones
2 – 3 tomatoes
1 clove garlic
50g pecorino, grated
2 Tblspn breadcrumbs
sea salt, to taste
olive oil

Cut the zucchini into 2 lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and insides so that they look like boats. Bake them in a 150C oven for 20 mins.

Meanwhile chop the zucchini flesh that was scooped out and saute it in some olive oil with garlic  and sea salt for 5 mins.

Add the chopped tomatoes and simmer for 15 mins, stirring occasionally. Leave to cool a little, then stir through the breadcrumbs and pecorino.

Spoon the mixture into the zucchini boats, drizzle with a little olive oil, and bake at 175C for 25 – 30 mins. Great hot or at room temperature.

Wonderful with a tomato sauce, and/or a salad. I made this Roasted Tomato Sauce.



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