Provencal Vegetable Gratin

Total Time:
1 hr 25 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
1 hr 10 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for dish
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 5 to 6 medium plum tomatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 2 medium yellow summer squash, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan
Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 7 by 11-inch baking dish with olive oil.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium low heat. Add onions, garlic and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, until completely softened and cooked but not browned. Stir in the basil and thyme. Spread on the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

Toss the sliced vegetables with the remaining olive oil and salt, and pepper. With the long side of the baking dish facing you, alternate the sliced vegetables in compact upright rows on top of the onion mixture.

Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake until the vegetables are softened, about 30 to 35 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with the Parmesan. Continue baking until cheese begins to brown, about 20 minutes or so. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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Absolutely delicious! The only modification I made was to cut down on the salt by about 1/2 teaspoon. Served with a roast chicken, it made a perfect meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. Added sliced fresh mushrooms to the layering process because we add mushrooms to everything. Also, happened to have a small eggplant on hand. It worked very well with the other veggies. I think the biggest hit was the addition of reduced balsamic butter sauce I served to drizzle on top. Even the non-veggie eater loved it. Will definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a fantastic recipe! It was easy and yum! Between us, my husband and I ate the whole thing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, Easy, Beautiful! My family ate every bite of it for dinner last nite so I dont know if its better the next day or not. But I intend to find out!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great Recipe for all the squash and zucchini that I grow in my garden every summer! I made a large portion so we could have leftovers and I think it tasted better the second day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great, and it looked nice too! My boyfriend said it looked like it was from a restaurant. I was very pleased with the way it turned out. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe an entree by adding al dente rainbow rigatoni noodles, and it turned out super yummy. My boyfriend ate three servings and he isn't usually a fan of zucchini. I also added a whole red pepper, and a half cup fresh parsley, and sprinkled mozzarella in addition to the Parmesan. Also, like other raters noted, the first round of baking needed an extra 5-10 minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! One of my faves! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was afraid this was going to be bland because I made something similar a few years ago, and it was soggy and sad. This happily was not. The vegetables were cooked just enough to be soft but not soggy, and the flavors were balanced and fresh. The dish was a little watery, but you can always discard the juices. The thyme and basil added great fresh flavor to the veggies, and the cheese added the necessary salt (but I added more salt anyway to play it safe). The leftovers were fantastic in scrambled eggs the next few days. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I LOVE this dish! Its really easy to prepare and make. Its great with lasagna or meatloaf. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this and it was so watery. I don't know if I did something wrong but it was not nearly as good as everyone said it would be :( While this dish was "easy" to prepare, it was definitely a pain in the ass to layer each vegetable, it would've tasted just as crappy by throwing everything in a casserole dish item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS IS ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITES AND IT WILL BE YOURS TOO! THE COMBINATION OF THE SQUASH, TOMATOES AND CHEESE IS PERFECT AND WHEN YOU LAYER THE VEGETABLES IN ROWS - PRETTY AS A PICTURE. EXCELLENT THE NEXT DAY ...AND EVEN COLD. I MADE IT ACCORDING TO DIRECTIONS AND - CHEEZ LOUISE- IT WAS PERFECT. THE REAL KEY TO THIS IS THE LAYER OF GENTLY "SAUTEED TIL SOFT" ONIONS ON THE BOTTOM. DO THIS CORRECTLY AND YOU WILL BE REWARDED WITH ANOTHER LAYER OF FLAVOR. YOU WILL MAKE THIS OVER AND OVER...PROMISE! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was excellent i used vidala onions item not reviewed by moderator and published
This had so much flavor it made everything else on the plate pale. So easy and yummy! I was trying recipes for my upcoming Mother's day party. This one fits the bill. Wonderful! BTW, I didn't have yellow squash, so just used extra tomato and zuchinni and it came out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good stuff. I did marinate my veggies in Italian Salad Dressing, and also layered in partially cooked red potato slices. Very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was fresh and excellent. I liked that I didnt have to precook the veggies before putting them in the baking dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with fresh squash and tomatoes from our garden. Try to line up the veggies so they stick up above the pan a little that way the cheese on top will brown easier. The oven air needs to circulate over them to get it brown. If the veggies are lower than the pan edge they wont brown. This is a great way to use up all those summer veggies and it tastes awesome!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was delicious, my family enjoyed it very much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and delicious, and the red, yellow, and green colors looked great-- went right from the oven to the table. I was out of parmesan cheese so I shredded some parrano cheese and it tasted great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This goes so good with the Baked Zita. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe has now been entered as one of our staples of the week. I sub different squashes and herbs in recipe and it always tastes fresh. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is great even the next day, add some chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was easy to prepare and just as delicious as a souffle! The entire family loved it-I will make many more times I'm sure! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Beautiful presentation! I used freshly grated Asiago cheese and served it at room temp. YUMMMM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish is so delicious and SO beautiful! I usually don't care a lot about presentation, I just focus on taste. However, this dish is so pretty that people ooh and aah before digging in. Then the real raves come in! It is such a nice change from the traditional veggie dishes, and all of the ingredients are "regular" items that are easy to find at your local grocer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe gets raves every time I make it. Dried herbs work as well as fresh ones. We increased the garlic and onions (sweet). item not reviewed by moderator and published
No other way to say "It was simply Marvelous". item not reviewed by moderator and published
After bringing this to a party, I was asked by another person to please bring it to their party also. I've made it 4 times now. One time I stuffed the onions between the vegetables, instead of on the bottom. I liked it that way too. Really nice recipe. Not the same ole, same ole. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My boyfriend and I loved this. It was a bit time consuming, so next time I might cut my veggies up a bit smaller and just dump them on top rather than neatly arranging all those rows (if I'm not serving for company). We served with Giada's chicken parmesan and it was fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this dish for a dinner party.Big hit! It's as beautiful to look at as it is to eat. My picky kids (who hate zucchini)thought it was great. Super easy to prepare. This one goes on my "make me frequently" list. THANKS TYLER for another winner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish is delightful & beautiful. It's easy to prepare and will really impress your guests. The flavors come together & melt in your mouth. It's an excellent vegetable dish to compliment steaks, chicken, or fish or any other main course. Richard Coben San Antonio, Texas item not reviewed by moderator and published
We prepared this for all our friends/neighbors and they loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A very easy to follow recipe that tastes wonderful, particularly during a Maine winter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make and delicous. Cook it 5 or 10 extra minutes for the first cooking time though. Looking forward to eating the leftovers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really enjoyed this recipe! It was super easy to make, tasty and colorful. My family loved it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last night and next time might do the first baking for an extra 10 minutes. It looked absolutely beautiful. The veggies tasted so fresh and everyone seemed to like it. It was fairly easy and can easily be adjusted for dish size. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The prep was easy, the dish was yummy, and there are no leftovers! I made this for my husband and me, and had to halve it -- there was way too much for just two of us. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe this weekend and it was beyond my expectation. Delicious and very easy to prepare. Certainly worth the effort and it looks GREAT too... YUM!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last summer and it is one recipe I have made over and over again! It's not difficult. I make it ahead of time and pop in the fridge until I throw in a meatloaf (or whatever) for dinner that night. It has become my husband's favorite recipe, too. Its one of those recipes that if I wouldn't have seen it made, I probably would not have tried it, but so glad I did! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I served this to my grandchildren, 4, 6, and 8 and they all loved it as well as the adults. I serve it quite frequently. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish tastes exquisite, and is very simple and easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for company and the first thing out of their mouth was a beautiful the dish was. It make a great presentation and it tasted great too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe. A fast, tasty way to use fresh vegetables that are available year round. item not reviewed by moderator and published
not only did this taste great but looks so appetizing. great way to entice one to eat veggies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best new vegie recipe i have tasted in a long time. the kids-g-kids love it and i have all my family far and near hooked. i rarely have fresh basil so i use dry and i use some napa cabbage with the onions to give it more texture. oh so good either way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have planted a vegetable garden in my Seal Beach hometown community plot and the zucchini,garlic,yellow squash,tomatoes and basil are very easy to grow and they are prolific! What a wonderful recipe to use my own veggies in a delicious way. They can be reheated and eaten the next day, still tasting good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was in a hurry and didn't have time to arrange the veggies as neatly as the recipe (and episode) called for, but the results were just as delicious. I think slices of eggplant would also be good in this dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not only is this fabulous the first time. If there are any leftovers it is even better tossed with pasta. This is such a good dish and a real crowd pleaser. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family and friends LOVED this recipie. I served it on Mother's Day. It presents beautifully and tastes even better than it looks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy, quick, and simple to make. The surprise was how good it tasted! The flavor was so satisfying that I found myself licking the plate the juices were so good! Thank you, Tyler!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
***** item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good recipe. All the flavors come alive! You will eat more of this than the main course! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful and so easy to make.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is VERY easy and just a joy to share with friends and family. we all loved it. Robert Kirkland, WA item not reviewed by moderator and published
What did I do wrong? I had to pour off the water half way through the cooking time. I didn't see that on the show, but it turned out to be a rave anyway. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this dish. It was light and refreshing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed this recipe except I used dried herbs instead of fresh, and used a bit more onion. Was fantastic. If you are watching your calories you can cut back on the cheese. I used 1/3 of it and still yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an great recipe that allows the host to enjoy the party. My guests went for seconds -- some lost out. I added button mushrooms and Pablano peppers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make , kids love it, and is a great side dish that goes with any entree. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family and I loved this recipe. It will definitely become a staple in our household. Easy, tasty, and healthy. Thanks Tyler! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish came out so tasty. It had a sweetness to it that was wonderful. A definate keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe,easy to fix,great taste,key is to use fresh grated parmesian, and a great way use all those zuchinni and squash that tend to invade your garden all at the same week!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really good my family enjoyed it. Thank Tyler item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good and looked impressive as well. I will definitely fix it for company. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This one is a winner. Not only does it taste great - hot or cold - but it's easy, and you can make it the night before. And if you have leftovers, you can toss them with some pasta. I am definitely making this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This one was a favorite of everyone. Next time I would use 2 large or 3 medium onions (more is better). I put a layer of parmesan cheese then the tomato/zucchini layer.My topping was a 50%bread crumbs 50% parmesan cheese (good quality). Crunchy is good! Enjoy.. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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