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I have been making this for a couple of years now, but I didn't write a review. I made it again yesterday for company and they loved it. I doubled the recipe and also added a teaspoon of granulated garlic, just because I love garlic. It is absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipe, it is a keeper.

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Grandma Winnie August 25, 2014

this is a keeper! my sis made - and now I've "stolen". You KNOW it's good - it's Giada's!! =)

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hummingbird garden November 25, 2009

I saw Giada make this on Food Network and had to try it. She said that if tomatoes aren't in season, feel free to use tomato sauce instead. I used a jarred roasted garlic flavor marinara sauce, and I feel it gave the dish the extra flavor it needed. I also used a sweet potato instead of a yam (what I had on hand) and also gluten-free cornflake crumbs instead of breadcrumbs. The crust (of course!) is the best part. Thank you for posting!

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DreamoBway February 26, 2008

I made this or dinner yesterday and it was a hit. I prepared pretty much as directed except I used baby carrots instead of sliced, grape tomatoes instead of tomato slices. (what I had on hand) I also did not have fresh basil and added dried basil to the breadcrumbs I made from homemade bread. Since my b/f and I are very fond of cheese, I added shredded mozzarela to the top the last 5 minutes of baking. Thanks so much for posting! :)

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smiles4u May 14, 2006

It seemed a bit bland to me too, so I added some sliced garlic cloves and more than just a dash of salt. To make this lighter, I only used about 1 tablespoon oil overall, and as a result it was a bit dry but that was me of course and no fault of recipe. I did slice the yam more thinly than the potato and left in the oven for an extra 5 minutes. I recommend 45-50 minutes oven time, depending on how well you like your veggies cooked. Thanks!

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Kumquat the Cat's friend April 24, 2006

Made this from food network/Giada De Laurentis. Sounds a little bland but it's very tasty, the tomatoes and onions blend with the root veggies for a flavorful and light dish. It's very nice. Make sure your yam is cut small as it takes a little longer to cook than the potato. You'll need more than a dash of salt. I could see this served at a Thanksgiving dinner or other family get-together.

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Monstr February 14, 2006
Tomato Vegetable Casserole