Easy Cheesy Zucchini Gratin

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins

Adapted from the Barefoot Contessa show, this is easy to make! Oh, and did I mention it's delicious too?!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Melt butter in a 12-inch saute pan and cook the onions over low heat for about 20 minutes, or until tender but not browned. If using garlic, add the last 10 minutes of cooking.
  3. Add the zucchini and cook, covered, for 10 minutes, or until just tender.
  4. Add the salt, pepper, and nutmeg and cook uncovered for 5 more minutes. Stir in the flour. Add the hot milk and cook over low heat for a few more minutes, until it makes a sauce.
  5. Pour the mixture into an 8"x10" baking dish.
  6. Combine the bread crumbs and cheese and sprinkle on top of the zucchini mixture. Dot with 1 tablespoon of the extra butter cut into small bits.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, or until bubbly and browned. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

What a delicious way to enjoy a zucchini from the garden. I almost never use nutmeg but I left it in this recipe and I was glad I did. The saute time with the onions and garlic added a lot of depth. We will enjoy this again.

jackieblue October 06, 2012

Oh my goodness this is good! We had company over and everyone went for seconds on this one! We just loved it! I used half yellow squash & half zucchini since I had a ton of both from our garden. I also used half milk & half 1/2 & 1/2. I upped the flour to 3 Tbsp & mixed that into the milk before pouring over the zucchini. The textures and flavors are wonderful and it's easy to put together. I even had to give over the recipe to the guests before they would leave! Thank you for a wonderful dish :)

Kit Katchen July 20, 2011

I was a little unsure of making this dish and it’s not the prettiest dish I’ve ever made but WOW- I was so pleasantly surprised when I tasted this. I used whole wheat Italian bread crumbs, half 1 percent milk and half fat free milk and still had a nice creamy texture. I am always on the look out for recipes to use for the overflowing garden bounty of cucuzza and I think this will be perfect.

Antifreesz May 10, 2010