The combination of sweet tomatoes and zucchini with melted cheese in this zucchini-tomato casserole tastes like a summer-fresh pizza. It's the perfect easy side dish for any summer meal.

Liz Mervosh

Gallery

Credit: Antonis Achilleos

Recipe Summary test

active:
20 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8

Nutrition Profile:

Advertisement

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Place oven rack in middle position; preheat to 375°F. Coat a 13-by-9-inch (3-quart) broiler-safe baking dish with cooking spray. Combine fontina, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, 2 tablespoons Parmesan, crushed red pepper and salt in a medium bowl. Stir panko, oregano, garlic powder and the remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan together in a small bowl.

    Advertisement
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the panko mixture over the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Arrange half of the zucchini slices in an even layer, slightly overlapping, on the panko mixture. Arrange half of the tomato slices on top of the zucchini and sprinkle with half of the cheese mixture. Repeat the layers of zucchini, tomato and cheese. Sprinkle the remaining panko mixture over the cheese.

  • Cover tightly with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake until the vegetables are tender and the cheese is melted, about 20 minutes more.

  • Set oven to broil. (Do not remove casserole from oven.) Broil until the topping is golden brown in spots, 2 to 3 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

195 calories; fat 11g; cholesterol 35mg; sodium 348mg; carbohydrates 15g; dietary fiber 2g; protein 11g; sugars 5g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 6g; vitamin a iu 1389IU; potassium 476mg.
Advertisement