Monday, May 18, 2015

Layered Vegetable Casserole

This is super extra delicious!  My family loves it!  It's a perfect combination of flavors and textures and it's very filling by itself.  The caramelized onion and garlic are on the bottom, giving you a perfect bite every time.  Also, the smoked gruyere cheese is a perfect substitute for my favorite cheese I grew up with in Romania (caș). Absolutely delicious!  Enjoy!
Ingredients:
-2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
-2 large onions, halved and sliced
-3 cloves garlic, minced
-about 4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
-2 medium zucchinis, sliced
-about 5 Roma tomatoes, sliced
-salt and pepper
-2 tsp dried thyme
-olive oil flavored cooking spray
-4 oz gruyere cheese, freshly grated
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Heat oil in large skillet.  Add onions and cook for about 10 minutes or until translucent.  Stir in the garlic and cook for one minute.  Spread this on bottom of 9x13 casserole dish.
Layer potatoes, zucchinis and tomatoes on top of onion mixture (make one layer only).  Season generously with salt and pepper.  Sprinkle with the dried thyme.  Coat everything well with olive oil flavored cooking spray. 
Cover dish with foil and bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
Remove foil and sprinkle with the cheese.  Return to the oven and bake for 30 more minutes.  Scoop onto plates and enjoy!

2 comments:

Brittany said...

I really loved this dish. I've never cooked with guyere before. I really do not like it on it's own, but it made this meal. My kids even ate it pretty well although they wished it had more potatoes. I thought it was perfect on its own. This recipe reminds me of ratatouille, but without the eggplant. It was delicious.

Ioana said...

So glad you liked it. It's one of my favorites 😊

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