Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

A trimmed-down version of those deliciously fattening gratins. This is fat-free but definitely not flavor-free. Wish I could take credit but it's from November 1999 Vegetarian Times magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Position rack in upper third of oven. Preheat to 400°F Grease a shallow 2.5 - 3 quart casserole.
  2. Pat potatoes dry with paper towels. Arrange 1/2 the potato slices in a single layer over bottom of prepared casserole, overlapping slightly. Season with a little salt, pepper and basil. Sprinkle with 1/2 the chopped onion.
  3. Add all the carrot slices, overlapping slightly. Season with a little salt, pepper and basil; sprinkle with remaining onion.
  4. Top with remaining potato slices, overlapping slightly. Season with remaining salt, pepper and basil.
  5. Add enough broth to come three-quarters of the way up vegetables. Cover casserole with lid or foil and bake until potatoes are almost tender, 30 - 40 minutes.
  6. Uncover and bake until potatoes are very tender, about 25 minutes more. (I personally prefer to let the potatoes get a little golden and crunchy around the edges.) Serve hot.
  7. To make a vegetarian meal, add some baked tofu and a salad. Or serve with your favorite meat. Excellent with beef.