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Author Notes: This was so darned good that I plan on putting this in my rotation as much as possible. I have to thank my foodie blog friend Richard over at REMCooks for this idea. He got it from another friend and mixed it up a bit by adding some of his homemade hot sauce. I decided to leave that out but threw on some fresh chopped herbs from my herb garden instead. This is a light, fresh, mouthful of summer in every bite.
Adapted from Vegetable Tian at REMCooks.com —anotherfoodieblogger
Serves 4 to 6
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups sweet onion, diced small
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
- Butter to grease the casserole dish
- 1 medium yellow squash
- 1 medium zucchini
- 2 medium red potatoes
- 2 medium vine-ripe tomatoes
- Ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped tarragon
- Olive oil to drizzle
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
- First, chop and slice all the vegetables and herbs, then preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Meanwhile, heat a skillet to medium, add the olive oil, and saute the onions and garlic until softened, about five minutes.
- Grease a two-quart casserole dish (any shape) with butter and line the bottom with the softened onions and garlic.
- Layer the vegetable slices on edge around the contour of the dish, alternating the vegetables, then fill up the middle after that.
- Grind a bunch of black pepper over it, sprinkle the chopped basil and tarragon over it, then drizzle some olive oil over the rows.
- Place dish in the oven, covered, for about 30 to 40 minutes. Because of high altitude I did the 40 minutes.
- Remove from oven, uncover, and spread the two cheeses over top.
- Return to oven, uncovered for 15 minutes. In the last few minutes I bumped the oven to broil to crispy up some of the cheese.
- Remove from oven, and let sit a few minutes before serving.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Potatoes
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Most Impressive Dinner Party Side
- This recipe was entered in the contest for A&M Smackdown / Your Best Tomato Recipe
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Fresh Tomato Showstopper