Barefoot Contessa's Vegetable Tian ( Ina Garten )

"We had this for Thanksgiving 2005 . It was wonderful!"
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins




  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Brush a 9 by 13 by 2-inch baking dish with olive oil.
  • In a medium saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook the onions over medium-low heat for 8 to 10 minutes, until translucent.
  • Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Spread the onion mixture on the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Slice the potatoes, zucchini, and tomatoes in 1/4-inch thick slices.
  • Layer them alternately in the dish on top of the onions, fitting them tightly, making only 1 layer.
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper, thyme leaves, and thyme sprigs and drizzle with 1 more tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.
  • Uncover the dish, remove the thyme sprigs, sprinkle the cheese on top, and bake for another 30 minutes until browned.
  • Serve warm.

Questions & Replies

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  1. tzud2327
    Can the vegetable tian be frozen uncooked or cooked?


  1. adania
    I was just looking for a way to use up some veggies I had in the house already, and was so very happy with the results!<br/>I halve the ingredients, since i lack a proper casserole dish. My pie plate works great though!<br/>It was so easy and delicious! I am definitely making this again.
  2. Siren Chef
    Delicious and healthy. Really simple to make using a mandolin.
  3. Victoria in Fort Wa
    I love this! I brought to a thanksgiving potluck last year, and I have made it several times since. Everyone always loves it.
  4. Cber-2020
    Delicious! O/O tomatoes, Gruyere, medium potatoes & fresh thyme leaves. Sliced whole canned plum tomatoes minus liquid, small assorted new potatoes, about 1/2 T dried thyme & grated fresh Parmesan cheese. It was fabulous. The two of us wolfed it all down. It took about 50 minutes for the potatoes, and another 40 for the cheese to be well browned(shut off the oven after 30 minutes and left in for a further 10 minutes). A real winner!
  5. renesreed_11458782
    I've made this dish several times. It is easy and excellent. I enjoy serving it for a family meal or when we have company. It is often requested by my husband. I love so many recipes by Ina Garten.



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