Summer Squash Cheesy Bake Recipe @pinch

Once you try this cheesy casserole, you may never eat summer squash another way. This is fantastic! Onions and garlic are a great base for the bake and add tons of flavor. The basil sprinkled on top ends up melting into the two kinds of cheese to create a gooey cheesy layer. The combination of Parmesan and mozzarella really make the dish special. All of the flavors melt together to create a delicious side dish. The end result is as pretty as it is tasty. My brother plants a large garden every year and just the other day his zucchini and yellow squash are now ready. I brought some home and wanted something a little different to do with it where they weren't cooked to a mush.

summer squash cheesy bake
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Recipe Cuisine: Italian Recipe Category: Vegetables Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 large zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 4 large yellow squash, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 clove(s) garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon(s) dried basil
  • 1/4 cup(s) olive oil
  • 1 cup(s) Parmesan cheese, freshly shredded
  • 1/2 -3/4 cup(s) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • - salt and pepper, to taste
Intructions :
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Saut onions and garlic in two or three tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with salt
  • Prepare a baking dish (approximately 8x8) with non-stick cooking spray
  • Spread the onions and garlic on the bottom of the baking dish
  • Stack zucchini and yellow squash alternating vegetables. Make rows in the baking dish, standing the vegetables vertically in the pan. Continue until you fill the pan
  • Sprinkle squash with dried basil, salt, and pepper; then drizzle with olive oil
  • Cover pan with foil and bake in 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes
  • Uncover pan. Cover vegetables with Parmesan cheese. Return to oven for 10 minutes
  • Then cover vegetables with mozzarella cheese and return to oven for about 5 minutes until cheese gets golden brown
  • You can also place it under the broiler.

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