Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
This makes a tasty side dish or a vegetarian main.
- 2 courgettes, cut into 1 1/2 inch slices
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 spring onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 2 -3 tomatoes, sliced
- 4 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350F/180C/gas 4. Heat the oil in a frying pan and gently fry the courgette, onion and garlic for 10 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes and cook for a further 5 minutes. Season.
- Smear an ovenproof dish with a little butter and spoon half the courgette mixture into it.
- Sprinkle half the cheese. Add the remaining courgette mixture. Top with cheese. Bake for 45 minutes.
This recipe is fantastic, especially using fresh produce. I used red onion and also replaced the cheddar cheese with a double amount of swiss. After saute' the zucchini (which I seared on both sides) with the onion and garlic, I arranged them in my 10" springform pan and sprinkled half the cheese. Then I did the tomatoes in the same saute' pan. I arranged those in the springform and topped with the remaining cheese. This recipe took just 10-15 minutes to bake, then I let it 'set' for 5 before removing the side of the pan to serve. We couldn't wait to taste it, and what a wonderful burst of flavor! This bake is fantastic! The only dissapointment was it was a bit thin, but I told Buddha we'll make it again, and put some cooked (and tossed with a little butter) spaghetti in the springform pan first and he said "Oooooh YEA!" I could also see serving it as a sandwich inside a nice baguette, or even as a pizza topping recipe. You've got a great recipe here Kitzy, thanks so much for sharing it. :)
This was quite delicious! It did become time consuming cooking with 2 methods. Next time I will likely finish cooking the zucchini in the skillet (topping with a lid to melt the cheese) or start and finish in the oven just to streamline my cooking efforts. Everyone enjoyed. Thanks for posting- ~Sue