Zucchini can be a boon or a bust. It’s one of those things that delight us in early summer, but by about the middle of August, we are ready to throw in the towel and just let it rot on the vine. That, however, is completely avoidable now that you have this recipe! This recipe will carry through the entire summer and into fall. This recipe is so creamy and decadent, you might even find yourself buying zucchini in the middle of winter just so you can make this gratin. When we all get to the end of our collective ropes, there’s always zucchini bread as a last stand against the onslaught. This gratin might even make you put your zucchini bread recipe on a back burner forever! It’s that good.Print
Cheesy Zucchini Gratin
- 4 t olive oil
- 3 medium zucchini, sliced into rounds
- 1 small red onion, halved and sliced thinly
- 1/2 t kosher salt
- 1/2 t freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 t ground nutmeg
- 1 1/4 C heavy cream
- 1 C grated Parmesan
- 1 C panko
- Place the oil, zucchini, onion, salt and pepper in a casserole dish, toss to combine
- Bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees until the vegetables are tender, about 25 minutes
- Whisk together the cream and nutmeg and pour over the vegetables
- Sprinkle the Gruyere over the top and bake another fifteen minutes or until the cream begins to bubble
- Combine the panko and Parmesan and sprinkle over the top
- Bake another 10 minutes at 425 degrees or until the panko starts to brown
Keep an eye on it after you add the cream so it doesn’t overcook.
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
Mmm this looks incredible RMW! It’s cold and rainy at the moment and I’m writing at that tenuous hour just before lunch so I am wishing I had this in front of me!
Wow does this look tasty! You’re so right about getting tired of zucchini in late in the summer. AND that recipes like this are a must. I’m bookmarking this deliciousness. 🙂
Zucchini always needs a big boost of flavor and this recipe delivers! A must make when that huge bag of summer zucchini lingers in the refrigerator, just waiting for inspiration.