Sunday, August 23, 2009

Zucchini Au Gratin

I once had a squash dish like this many years ago at a wedding reception and it was very good so I happened to ask the server what was in it.:) Then like a mad scientist I went to work trying to make it like they did. If your fond of squash it's a great way to use up your zucchini that is so plentiful this time of year.
You will need:

4 medium peeled, sliced, zucchini
1 qt.half and half
8.oz cube sharp cheese,shredded
2 cups cheese flavored croutons
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp.Paprika

Place zucchini in a casserole dish. Salt and pepper the squash. Sprinkle the cheese over top. Pour the half and half over top of the cheese. Sprinkle the croutons around on top and then finish it off by sprinkling paprika over the croutons and bake 45 to 50 minutes until tender and the center is hot. Remove from oven and let set 10 minutes. The croutons help to soak up any excess juice from squash but you also can remove it with a turkey baster like I do or a spoon if necessary.


Sherry said...

Ooh, that sounds delish! :D

Karen said...

If you're a fan of zucchini and sharp cheese Sherry I think you are going to like this recipe a lot. Please let us know if you try it will you ? Thanks Karen and Traci