American

Zucchini Blossom Gratin

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August 18, 2020
0 Ratings
Photo by Danielle
Author Notes

Pre-heat oven to 375°F
Shallow Dish
Emersion Blender —Danielle

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 45 minutes
  • Serves 4-6
Ingredients
  • Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 cups Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 bunch Basil (approx. 8-10 leaves)
  • 1/2 cup White Wine
  • Pinch Sugar
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • 1/4 cup Cream or Whole Milk
  • Filling
  • 3-4 8-10" Zucchini or Summer Squash
  • 8 ounces Gruyere Cheese Shredded
  • 1/4 cup Panko
  • 1 splash Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Mix first 5 ingredients in a tall sided sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until the tomatoes begin to burst and soften approx. 8-10minutes. Add the white wine, sugar and S/P to taste. Cook another 5 minutes. Remove from heat add cream and blend with emersion blender until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Slice zucchini the long way into strips as thin as you can get them, season with S/P to taste, set aside. Toss panko, 1/4Cup cheese and a splash of olive oil together, set aside.
  3. Pour sauce into round shallow baking dish, covering the bottom. Starting on the outer rim begin standing zucchini slices along the edge continuing around in a timefold pattern. After every 3-4 layers sprinkle in some of the shredded cheese, pressing it into the zucchini. Continue the layers until you have reached the center. If you have extra slices you can tuck them into any spot they will fit. Top with the Panko & cheese mixture and bake for 25-35minutes or until light brown and bubbly.

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