Sunday, October 21, 2012

Summer Vegetable Tian

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 medium zucchini
1 medium yellow squash
1 medium potato
1 medium tomato
1 tsp. dried thyme
salt and pepper, to taste
1 c. shredded Italian cheese

1. Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add onion and garlic and saute for about 5 minutes, or until onion is softened and translucent.
2. While the onion and garlic are sauteing, thinly slice the rest of the vegetables.
3. Spray the inside of an 8x8 square or round baking dish with non-stick spray. Spread the softened onion and garlic on the bottom of the dish. Place the thinly sliced vegetables in the baking dish vertically, in an alternately pattern. Sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, and thyme.
4. Cover the dish with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove foil, top with cheese, and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.

Notes: The vegetables I used were large, so I couldn't squeeze them all into an 8x8. I didn't want to waste any veggies, so I baked it in a 9x13 pan. It is best to make sure your vegetables are very thinly sliced so they get nice and tender while baking. Be sure to add plenty of pepper and salt. The vegetables themselves can be a little bland, but with the seasonings and cheese, this is really tasty. Source: I got the recipe from Budget Bytes.

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