This is a super yummy side dish and it feeds a lot of people! You can thank Pat and Gina Neely for this one.
Neely's Zucchini Gratin
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
6 zucchini (or yellow squash), sliced into half moons 1/4-inch thick
2 plum tomatoes, chopped and seeded
1 tablespoon freshly chopped thyme leaves
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
- Butter an 8 by 8-inch casserole dish.
- In a large heavy bottomed saute pan over medium heat, melt butter. Saute onion and garlic until translucent. Add zucchini and tomatoes, about 7 minutes Add thyme, and flour. Season with salt and pepper. Add mixture to the buttered casserole dish
- In a medium size bowl, add brown sugar, eggs, and half-and-half. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the milk mixture over the zucchini and sprinkle with both of the cheeses. Bake for 30 minutes.