This is a great summer side dish for using up all that zucchini you have been growing all summer.  It’s easy to make!  The recipe calls for Herbs De Provence.  Herbs de Provence is a mixture of dried herbs that are typical in Provence, France.  It includes a mixture of marjoram, rosemary, thyme, oregano and in some american versions may include lavender.  You can buy it in the spice section at your local grocer, or in bulk from your health food store.  If you don’t have this on hand, you can substitute Italian Seasoning.  However, if you can try out Herbs de Provence.  It can also be used on Mama’s Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Appetizer, is great rubbed on chicken and mixed in with Mama’s Almond or Coconut Blend with salt and pepper for a coating for fried chicken, fried zucchini or fried mozzarella sticks. It is also great added to soups.

Italian Zucchini GratinItalian Zucchini Gratin

Ingredients

2 cups zucchini, 1/4 inch slices
¼ cup olive oil
1 Tbsp. Herbs de Provence  (or Italian seasoning)
½- ¾ cup Italian cheese blend
4-5 Roma tomatoes, sliced ¼ inch thick

Directions

Preheat oven to 350˚.

Slice zucchini into 1/4 inch slices.  Toss evenly with olive oil. Add Herbs de Provence and toss to coat. Set aside to marinate for 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile slice the tomatoes.

Layer half of the zucchini slices in a 9 inch casserole dish. Layer half of the tomatoes over top of zucchini slices. Evenly sprinkle half of the cheese over the top of the tomatoes. Repeat with remaining zucchini, then tomatoes, then cheese.

Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Italian Zucchini Gratin
Recipe Type: Soups, Salads & Sides
Author: Rachel Carlyle Edington – Gluten Free Mama
Ingredients
  • 2 cups zucchini, 1/4 inch slices
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Herbs de Provence  (or Italian seasoning)
  • ½- ¾ cup Italian cheese blend
  • 4-5 Roma tomatoes, sliced ¼ inch thick
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚.
  2. Slice zucchini into 1/4 inch slices.  Toss evenly with olive oil. Add Herbs de Provence and toss to coat. Set aside to marinate for 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile slice the tomatoes.
  3. Layer half of the zucchini slices in a 9 inch casserole dish. Layer half of the tomatoes over top of zucchini slices. Evenly sprinkle half of the cheese over the top of the tomatoes. Repeat with remaining zucchini, then tomatoes, then cheese.
  4. Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted.