Tomato Vegetable Casserole

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium yam, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced into rings
  • 2 small or 1 large zucchini, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons dried Italian-style bread crumbs
  • Fresh basil sprigs, for garnish
Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Toss the potato, yam, bell pepper, carrots, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss until coated. Spread vegetables evenly over the bottom of the pan.

Arrange the onion slices evenly over the vegetable mixture. Arrange the zucchini over the onion. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Arrange the tomato slices over the zucchini.

Stir the Parmesan and bread crumbs in a small bowl to blend. Sprinkle the Parmesan bread crumbs over the vegetables in the baking dish. Drizzle with the last tablespoon of olive oil.

Bake uncovered until the vegetables are tender, and the topping is golden brown, about 40 minutes. Garnish with fresh basil sprigs, if desired.


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I have made this casserole many times without changing a thing. The vegetarians and carnivores in my family devour this amazing dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
An amazingly delicious vegetable dish. Takes a while to cut it all up, but it is worth it in the end. I've made this twice already and my mouth is watering just thinking about it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious but also not a very substantial dish. Add LOTS of cheese. Could also try adding couscous, quinoa, or some other grain to make this more filling. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious. The only thing I did differently was to use a couple of poblano peppers instead of the bell pepper. I also used Panko crumbs and chopped up fresh oregano, thyme and parsley for the topping since I had no Italian bread crumbs. I used a mandolin to slice all the veggies except the tomato. Only the onions failed to cook all the way through after 40 minutes. Since they were red onions it didn't really matter. All and all, a tasty way to use the goodies in the garden! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really great dish with amazing flavor, especially for an all-veggie bake. I'd use a bit less olive oil next time, since it tends to pool a the bottom of the dish. Also, I gave it a little extra kick by sprinkling a layer of feta on top of the whole thing after it came out of the oven. A tiny bit less healthy but it added a delicious twist. Highly recommend. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I bring this with me to potlucks and work parties. Everyone LOVES it and wants the recipe. It is one of my favorite recipes of all time. A great way to use veggies from the garden. Because I live at a high altitude, I bake it for at least 45 minutes. I also use more olive oil than is called for in the recipe. Soooooo yummy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty. Not super flavorful but my kids ate it so I will definitely make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was surprised how wonderful this is (I'm not much of a cook But hey, it's got yams and potatoes, how could it miss. Went light on the Olive oil. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was absolutely FANTASTIC! A friend of mine who doesn't even really like vegetables took a second helping! The tastes are wonderful--I will definitely make this again ... it is a WINNER! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious, I added slices of eggplant on top of everything prior to the tomato slices and sprinkled all with basil before putting in the oven. Great vegetarian side dish item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow!!! Amazing! Added extra pram cheese on top of veggie layer. I diced my potatoe, yam, carrot, and red pepper in bit size. Did 42 minutes and it was perfect so don't waste time par boiling veggies, just diced into bit sizes. I want more now. This will be made this Easter Sunday for sure!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this casserole! I do dice the potatoes and carrots a bit smaller than instructed so that they cook as fast as the zucchini, tomatoes, onion, etc. which take less time to soften. A very good casserole and can be assembled ahead of time and put in the oven to finish if you're entertaining or even if you're not! It is definitely company fare but also good for family meals. I love the combo of all the vege's all in one fell swoop! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! so easy to make. I will make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very Good veggie dish! After reading some of the reviews I made sure to cut the potatoes very thin, scallop thin. Also it's important to cut all the veggies about the same size. That way they get cooked evenly. My husband and I enjoyed it. Going to give the rest to my parents and it's a good dish for my diabetic father. Thanks again Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This received RAVE reviews from our Italian American Ladies organization pot luck dinner. My only modifications,included Italian seasonings with the salt and pepper and with the bread crumb & cheese, again Italian seasons and garlic! Will make again - grazie Giada item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely wonderful! Most of my family avoid vegetables but they devoured this dish. I look forward to making it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious! I substituded butternut squash for the yam and it turned out great! My husband loved it also. I will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
good way to use up extra veggies...I agree with other viewers that the root vegtables need to be either parboiled or pre-baked before assembling the dish....and/or carmelize the onions. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is very good! I replaced most of the olive oil with non-stick cooking spray to lower the fat and calories, other than that I followed to recipe exactly. Very healthy and easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! This is a great staple for your winter menus! The vegetables all come out cooked perfectly and the crunch of the bread crumbs add a nice texture. item not reviewed by moderator and published
To die for every single time I make it! It is phenomonal just as is, but I usually add an extra layer (or more sometimes of the tomatoes because that is my favorite part! The prep can take longer than 15 mins if you are not a super swift chopper, as I am not, but is beyond worth the wait. Even people who would normally turn their nose up at the mere mention of "Vegetable Casserole" will love this. The flavors are just awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Did not change a thing and my hubby and I loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Didn't change one thing in this recipe. Simply put, it's excellent. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good but it took much longer than 40 minutes to cook. I also had to add some liquid to it to help it cook. I probably cooked it for an hour at 450 and it still wasn't completely done. Will make again but start it earlier. item not reviewed by moderator and published
All I can say is WOW. I am not a veggie eater unless it is covered in a thick fattening sauce, so I basically avoid vegetables. This is awesome. Great flavor, easy to make and a nice variety of vegetables. I was skeptical that a recipe can get a 5 star rating from so many people. Now I know why. If you're reading this and haven't tried it....try it....you will NOT be disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
FANTASTIC! My favorite is to use the leftovers the next day in a scramble for breakfast. Simply heat up leftovers in a skillet for a few minutes, add eggs, and scramble together. Delicious with fruit and bread for brunch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Smell great cooking, tasted good, and very easy. Personally, my wife loved it but I thought it could have used a few more spices. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was SOOOOO Yummy! I love to find new ways to cook all kinds of vegetables, because I LOVE my veggies, and this is my new favorite dish. I absolutely loved it. I did pre-bake my potatoes and carrots for 20 minutes before I added the rest of the ingredients. Just to soften them. And the Parmesan....OMG! Delish! Next time I will sprinkle some parmesan on the bottom layer to get the parm flavor all throughout the dish. I highly recommend, you won't be dissapointed. *** I also put foil down for easy cleanup :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Our family and a dinner guest I loved it. We made a substitution (shitake and crimini mushrooms instead of zucchini) only because I forgot to buy the zucchini,but we still found everything blended well and offered max flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is wonderful! Second time I made, softened carrots in water/microwave for a minute prior to putting together. Served for company - no leftovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
just perfect. 40 min and ready item not reviewed by moderator and published
Superb! My whole family loves it, always asks me to make it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used this for the first time, last year. I add more veggies such as yellow squash & extra potatoes also sprinkle with garlic powder on each layer with S&P, little parmigna. I have since included it many times in my planning for company as it is simple to put together, nutritous, and delicious. A big tossed salad alongisde completes it. For those who really like meat, I cook up some chicken breasts picatta style.....soooooooooooo good. and no big fuss. But I found for my oven, I have to cook longer... ALSO, parboiling root veggies prior also helped in the timing of the dish being done together.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am the type of person that likes her sweets with a bit of sour or salty flavor to counteract the sweet. As there is a lot of sweetness from the yams and carrots in this dish, i think I ma try to use some feta or goat cheese next time. Also i think I will either eliminate the onions or caramelize them first before adding. I guess this dish can be changed up in all kinds of different ways, which is nice. Healthy is a plus too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was so hopeful for this recipe and it smelled incredible while it was baking but unfortunately that was the best part. I made it as a main course and it just wasn't that interesting. Perhaps if it were to accompany something with a little more pizazz it would come off a little better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was excellent, however, next time I will add more potatoes. Plan to eat it while it's hot, because it isn't very good as a left over. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this w/ Salmon for dinner. Even my husband, who is usually indifferent when it comes to veggies, thought this dish was WONDERFUL. I did as another reviewer suggested, and prebaked my root veggies for 10-15 minutes, and it all turned out great. This is a def. a recipe staple, especially when you need something quick. We're going to smoke some cornish hens to go w/ the left overs. Thanks Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dish and served it with pan seared salmon. All I can is WOW! We had this for leftovers the next day and I simply served it with olive buttered bread. It is a meal in itself. I truly found my next Thanksgiving side dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this dish. I added about half a can of diced Italian-seasoned tomatoes, some basil leaves under the tomato layer (as suggested by another reviewer), and I also par-boiled the potatoes, yam, and carrots. I cooked it all for 40 minutes and the veggies came out perfectly. I can't imagine having not boiled them a bit first....they definitely would've been under-cooked. It all came out absolutely delicious, and even my husband said "wow, this came out waaaaay better than I thought it would!" Great, but boil your root veggies first! item not reviewed by moderator and published
very tasty item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so easy yet tastes amazing. I added a layer of fresh basil leaves under the zucchini layer. This really brought out a fresh taste. Also, I cooked it for 50 minutes. The first time I made it, the onions and potatoes were not quite done. The extra 10 minutes helps meld the flavors. Giada, you are a food goddess! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the dish Ive been looking for; it's a meal in itself. It's also great as a side for a crowd. Just tried it out last night, and we really liked the blend of flavors. My only problem is, even though I cooked it longer than 40 min., the potatoes werent quite as soft as they should be. Next time, I will pre-cook them. Great, healthy dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this and it is very tasty. The colors are gorgeous and the aroma that filled my kitchen was wonderful. The cheese breadcrumb topiing was Delicious! I learned a nice new trick there, thanks Giada. Despite the potatoes, the dish is very light to me so make extra if you want to fill up on the good veggies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so delicious!!!!!!!!!! The first time that I made this I made a triple batch for a family gathering. I found that it was best to put each vegetable in a bowl and toss with oil. Either olive or vegetable oils. They both taste great. I also like to layer each with Italian herb seasoning/bread crumbs/parmesan cheeses. Then top it with the Italian blend of 5 cheeses. Yummy!!!!!!!!! It did take a good hour and half for that many veggies. But the veggies were great leftover too!!!! Even my husband ate the sweet potatoes this way!!!!! Thank you Giada!!!!! Thank you all for the reviews. I like reading them and find them very helpful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this three times now and all were amazing. If you're trying to cut calories, TRUST me, skip the bread crumbs. My favorite version thus far is to layer the bottom with the yams and potatoes, then shallots (or red onion), then the thin slices of tomatoes and then a little cheese on top. I let the potatoes cook for 15 minutes before adding the shallots and tomatoes then cook for the remainder of the time. I add the cheese for the last 15 minutes. I also add hot red pepper flakes for a little extra flavor. Delicious and healthy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this tonight and I must say, thank you Giada. this was fabulous! Everybody liked it, even the ones who don't eat veggies. Will definatly be making this again in a few days. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this ever year for the neighborhood Labor Day cookout, and get asked for the recipe repeatedly. Thanks Giada for another crowd pleasing recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For some reason I questioned the sweet potato in thise recipe. However, I made the recipe exactly how it is supposed to be made and it is my new favorite dish! I have been looking for a great vegetarian dish and this is it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I couldn't believe how good this was. There's really not a whole lot to it: just a bunch of veggies cut up and put into a casserole dish. Healthy, fairly easy to put together, and really, really good. One of my all-time favorite veggie dishes... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best ever! I followed advice from a reviewer and added allspice to each layer. I also doubled the breadcrumb/cheese topping and added a layer in the middle. This is probably my favorite recipe...and so easy and healthy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did not include the bread crumbs because we have some anti bread dieters in the house but was still delicious. But what I did was, I spread a little bit of grated parmesan on each layer of the vege and it works well. I also use canned diced tomatoes because I don't have fresh in hand but I think the flavor was even better with canned. I also add the basil in the mix instead of use as garnish. I will be making this again whenever we decide to have a vegetarian meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this because it looked like it would be good. I love veggies. It was excellent, I had friends ask for the recipe, more than just 1 or 2 people. I made it for a friend that has to have meat in his meal and he loved it and didn't miss the meat. I added more onions. This is VERY good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This Dish is its Ingredients. What I mean by that is that it is exactly these vegetables piled on top of each other sprinkled with cheese and bread crumbs. Casserole implies an additional filler or something to bind the ingredients. When I pulled it out the oven I KNEW for certain that I had left something out. NOPE. It is what it is. Its tasty enough if you would like each of these vegetables independently baked and sprinkled. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight. The preparation took me 25 minutes. I sliced all the vegetables into thin slices. The casserole cooked perfectly in 40 minutes; all the vegetables were done. Next time, I might omit the carrot and I might caramelize the onion as one other reviewer suggested. Either that or use less onion and make it paper thin. Loved the potatoes, yams, zucchini, red peppers and tomatoes, and the topping. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was so easy and delicious. My whole family loved it! I took the leftovers to work with me one night and everyone was raving about it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe that pleases my whole family - even a picky 2 year old. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the potatoes never seem to get cooked enough. This time, I plan on parboiling the sweet potatoes and white potatoes before adding them to the casserole. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful recipe and especially great is that it is so easy to replace vegetables in the recipe with whatever is in season or available; you can make it extremely often and never get tired of it, especially if you mix up the vegetables. The olive oil, bread crumbs, & Parmasean seem simple enoug of ingredients, but they are what makes this reach perfection with any vegetables. It has a very ellegant flavor that seems like more work than it actually is. Overall, it is a very simple dish; the only thing even remotely time-consuming is the vegetable chopping. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm a teenager who rarely eats vegetables, but when i made this, my parents and I couldn't eat enough of it! it's a great way to eat vegetables, with no added unhealthy fats. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is fabulous. I made it for the first time tonight. My husband and I both loved it. What a tasty way to get your veggies! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I prepared this wonderful dish as a side for Easter Sunday. Everyone loved it. All vegetables, in my opinion, should be roasted! (or grilled) She-She, Milwaukee, WI. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This vegetable side dish is INCREDIBLE. And so easy to make! I ate so many helpings of it, I was too full for dessert! I would recommend this to anyone. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a good BASIC recipe - a good combination of vegetables, but nothing spectacular. You can really make this dish stand out by adding in ingredients that provide a lot of flavor. I really liked the yam in this recipe, so I may throw in an extra one next time. Try seasoning with spicy cayenne and paprika and adding in hot link sausages and garlic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe had so much flavor, what a delicious way to serve your veggies, I live in New Jersey and can't wait to use those fresh Jersey Tomatoes and zucchini in this dish! Made this dish for a family Sunday dinner, everyone loved it! Easy to make, fast to disappear! Thank you Giada ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a simple receipe and such a big hit with my family....they were going back for thirds!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent side dish, I served this with breaded pork chops and we loved it...the yams were especially yummy. It's a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy to make and it came great. It is a satisfying dish and a nice change from mash potatoes as a stick-to-your-ribs side dish. Love your show Giada!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this tonight for a friends & neighbors get-together. Everyone LOVED it!! 2 year olds even devoured the dish! A+ in my book...plus recipe requests were made! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We gave this 5 stars! Nice presentation, great way to get our veggies. I substitute jarred marinara sauce for the fresh tomatoes in the winter and it comes out delicious!!! Thanks, Giada, for another winner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would recommend spraying the bottom of the dish with Pam first. Even though I generously coated the first layer with olive oil, it stuck to the bottom of the dish. Also, next time I might add some veg. both to the bottom layer to help the potatoes and carrots cook better and to give them some more flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was easy to fix and it was fantastic. I will make it again very soon. It is also great warmed over. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy, and the taste is heavenly. You will love the smell when it's baking. I have made this dish twice in one week. It's so good with the parmesan grated on top. This is my new favorite recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
according to the reviews, this recipe has been around since 2004 and i can't believe i have been without it for that long. i didn't particularly like cutting up all those veggies into little squares but boy was it worth it. the kitchen smelled delicious, my family wants this at least once a week now. thanks for sharing giada. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best that I have had. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We wondered if it might be slightly bland, but the combination of vegetables was wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good tasting combination of veggies baked together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy and delicious. It's seasoned so simply, that I wasn't sure how flavorful it would be, but the flavor of veggies blend together well and stand up all on their own. I'll definitely be making this again!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
lots of flavor from all the vegetables, though cooking time might be longer than what it says... item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is SO GOOD. I agree that the dish needs more than 40 min at 400 degrees. Mine turn out good because I left it underneath another dish that I was baking, but I think that next time I make it, I will bake the carrots, potatoes and yam first, then add the other vegetables, and add the topping the last 10 min. It was delicious though, and not being a veggie lover, I really enjoyed eating this dish! (It was a side dish) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made it exactly as the receipe, and it was good. I thought it needed more seasoning. I'll probably make again, but I'll tweak it to my taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this as a main dish when I had a vegetarian friend over for dinner. It was so delicious and both easy and cheap to make. I served this with a green salad and an appetizer involving cheese and nuts, which brought some protein into the meal. I actually forgot to buy zucchini so I threw some broccoli in with the bottom layer of veggies to bring in a green vegetable. The broccoli tasted great in the dish, which made me realize that any number of other vegetables would taste good in this recipe. I will definitely be making this again both as a vegetarian main and as a side dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a healthy delicous meal. I would recommend trying it. Be careful though, it's hard not to go for second and third helpings. Debbie item not reviewed by moderator and published
Would not make again--very bland. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish is very versatile. I have used the recipe with many variations, just use the veggies that you love. It makes a wonderful, easy side. item not reviewed by moderator and published
good without the cheese! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe and it came out great. I replaced the yams with eggplant. I think the next time I make it I will bake the veggies for 40 mins and then add the bread crumbs and cheese for another 10 mins because the potatoes and carrots tasted a bit under cooked. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fresh from the garden. The crisp vegetables meld into a wonderfully light medoly of favors. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Next time I will just add some pepperoni. Otherwise, excellent! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I took this to a pot luck dinner and everyone wanted the recipe. I did make a few changes after reading some ot the reviews. I cut the vegetables on the diagonal so that they would cook more evenly. Where it called for salt & pepper I used Paula Deen's House Seasoning (1 cup salt, 1/4 cup black pepper, 1/4 cup garlic powder) and I used Romano Chesse instead of Parmesan. Will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was skeptical about this recipe, really healthy, so it can't be that good, right? Wrong, this dish is delicious! The only thing I change is that I put more yams in instead of regular potatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this is the summer but it's great all year round. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish is so good. I have given this recipe out several times, because, everyone who trys it likes it. I deserves 5 stars item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent, I've made at least once a week, using various veggies & have given out the recipe to three people who have requested it. A wonderful way to get to eat a lot of veggies in one pan & clean out the fridge. Thx Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have served this for my family many times. It has become a favorite for everyone. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you're bored with boiled vegies, then this is a recipe to try. So easy to make and very tasty. Vegies went well with steak. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband hates vegetables and he actually liked this! I doubled the topping like everyone else did and it was fabulous! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is very simple and perfect for a last minute get together, especially if it is for 6 or more. Although, it could use a little hot pepper or some other spice for more flavor and increased bake time of about 15 minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A big hit at the dinner party! Thanks a million for the wonderful ideas that are as elegant as they are easy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best way to eat vegetables and still keep the nutritional value in. Absolutely delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved this recipe. I did find that my husband and daughter picked through it and took out a couple of things they didnt like but you can easily use this basic dish for whatever vegetables you choose. item not reviewed by moderator and published
No need for potato and vegetable sides. Just add main dish and possibly a salad prior. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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