Tomato, Zucchini and Feta Gratin

Total Time
1hr
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a recipe I copied from Food and Wine magazine. It is easy and has a great flavor to it. I have substituted thyme for dill. If you have flavored feta available, that is really nice twist to add with this dish. Just delete the thyme. I have done both the original recipe and the flavored fetas with success. It is a lovely way to make a dish when you have a bumper crop of zucchini and tomatoes coming out of your garden.

Directions

  1. Slice zucchini into 1/2" rounds. Blanch zucchini in boiling water for 4 minutes. Drain well, and pat dry.
  2. Slice tomatoes, lengthwise, into 4 slices per tomato. With a spoon remove seeds.
  3. In a greased 9x9 glass baking dish, place zucchini, overlapping, in a single layer to cover bottom of dish.
  4. Drizzle zucchini with 1 tbsp of olive oil over top.
  5. Sprinkle with with garlic, thyme, salt and pepper.
  6. Next add a layer of crumbled feta.
  7. Top dish with tomato slices.
  8. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle all of casserole with remaining oil.
  9. Bake, in preheated, 400°F oven for 40 minutes. Remove and let rest 10 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

I love this recipe for it's simplicity. The feta cheese definitely is the key to a heavenly dish, however if I don't want to run to the store it is also good with parmesan. I agree with Queer Eye in the Kitchen Guy, no need to blanch anything, just pop it in the oven and cook for 30 mins. I like to make this a meal by serving it over linguine noodles. Thank you Expat, mmm!

averybird August 27, 2007

This was a great way to use tomatoes & thyme from the garden. I didnt blanche the zucchini & only cooked it for 30 minutes. 25 min. would have been fine too since we prefer the zucchini not too mushy. The flavors were excellent! This is definitely a keeper & would be a great side or even main course all year round! Thanks for sharing!

Queer Eye in the Kitchen Guy August 31, 2006

This made the entire house smell wonderful and it tasted equally delicious. Pretty to look at also!

CASunshine September 16, 2005