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Summer courgette & tomato gratin

Summer courgette & tomato gratin

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 40 mins - 45 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Rustle up a version of dauphinoise with seasonal vegetables baked with Gruyère and Parmesan cheese

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition per slice

  • kcalories362
  • fat23g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre5g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 500g new potato, unpeeled and thickly sliced

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 2 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 5 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • few oregano (or marjoram) and thyme sprigs

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 500g tomato (a mix of sizes and colours if possible), sliced or halved depending on size

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 500g courgette, sliced on the diagonal

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 75g Gruyère (or vegetarian alternative), coarsely grated
  • 25g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), finely grated

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 6 mins, then drain well.

  2. Mix the garlic with the oil and some seasoning. Strip the herb leaves from their stalks, then add to the oil. Drizzle a little of the oil over the base and sides of a 1.5-litre ovenproof dish. Layer half the potatoes, tomatoes and courgettes in the dish, drizzling with garlic and herb oil as you go. Mix the two cheeses and sprinkle half over the veg.

  3. Repeat the layers of veg and oil, drizzle over the remaining oil, then sprinkle with the rest of the cheese. Bake for 40-45 mins until the veg is tender and the top golden and crisp.

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Comments (10)

mmmike's picture
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Did mine with courgette, potato, onion, bacon, cheddar and Edam. To serve drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. DIVINE!!! Love this recipe! Great for a cozy meal for two, and am using it to cook for 200+ soon

aliceeats's picture

This was nice, though the potatoes were still quite hard so I might boil them for a bit longer next time. I only used one cheese to save money. Tasty!

chrisps's picture

I use tinned tomatoes instead of fresh- have made it a few times - love it - and have used whatever cheese I have at the time.

Bewitched40's picture

This is real Nice Bake it went down a treat with the sunday dinner i would give thi a 5* Rat every time...the mane thing is to do it to your way and put a bit of what you like in it!!!

mdej123's picture
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Unfortunately I was not overly impressed with this dish. Used all home-grown vegetables for the dish and felt it was slightly bland. It was a good use of the vegetables, but just needed something else to give it flavour.

Bewitched40's picture

Hi there to give this a bit of flavour just add a pinch of the herb dill!

dulmina's picture
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It was a delicious summer lunch, so I'll keep the recipe and make it again and again. As the season of the new potatoes is over, I used normal potatoes, peeled, which also worked well.

jossyliddle's picture
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I made this today, I didnt use any oil and I only had parmesan, although the flavours were nice I did find it a bit dry, I would make it again but add maybe a touch of stock or water to moisten it.

kathwoods's picture
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Made this today and it was a lovely summery accompaniment to roast beef!

joankilleen's picture

I make this without cooking the potatoes in advance. Just bake 180C fan for 1 hr and the potatoes cook fine. Don't use any oil either except for on the dish.

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