This pretty vegan layered casserole is so simple to make. Its only seasonings are salt and garlic-infused olive oil, which you make by sizzling a clove of garlic in olive oil for about a minute. This dish is lovely warm or room temperature. Serve with crusty bread as a vegetarian entree or alongside roasted meats as a side dish--don't forget a glass of chilled rosé.

Emily Monaco
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2018


Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Heat oil and garlic in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until the garlic begins to sizzle, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and set aside.

  • Slice tomatoes, onions, squash and zucchini into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Standing them up on their sides, alternate the tomato, onion, squash and zucchini slices in a circular pattern around the edge of a 9-inch deep-dish glass pie pan or similar-size round casserole dish. Make a second alternating circle in the center. Pack the vegetables tightly: they will shrink while baking.

  • Discard the garlic, if desired, and drizzle the vegetables with the oil. Sprinkle with salt. Bake until the vegetables are tender and starting to brown, about 1 hour. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

152 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 8.7g; dietary fiber 2.3g; sugars 5.2g; fat 12.8g; saturated fat 1.8g; vitamin a iu 820.9IU; vitamin c 25.8mg; folate 2.3mcg; calcium 26.9mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 24.5mg; potassium 424.8mg; sodium 375.7mg.

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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
This is such an easy to prep recipe and is a great way to use up those all too abundant summer squash/zucchini you have lying around! I ended up using a lemon infused olive oil and it was fabulous!! I can literally the entire pan in one sitting...but I am getting my veggies so it is ok right??? Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I love all of the different ways you can customize the recipe! I used all of the suggested vegetables but I've made this three times each with different seasonings. The first time I followed the recipe (Which is where my rating is coming from) and I found that the salt wasn't necessary and it didn't add much in the way of flavor. Pros: Really bright veggie dish very impressive! Cons: I'd recommend using your own seasoning or replacing the olive oil with lemon or lime juice depending on what you're pairing the dish with. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe takes a little time but it is well worth it. I used a mandolin. Since I did not have any garlic at the time I put garlic powder in with the oil. It is a beautiful delicious dish. It would make a wonderful dish to carry to church or a party. Read More