Tomato and Zucchini Gratin {Secret Recipe Club}

Jun 02

Secret Recipe Club

This month for the Secret Recipe Club I was matched with Della Cucina Provera. I loved exploring Francesca’s blog. Her recipes look delicious– and she says that she is inspired by a Tuscan way of life. “It’s about simple, seasonal ingredients and forgiving measurements.” I can absolutely get behind that!

I chose to make a Zucchini + Tomato Gratin– it was so good! I ate it as a main course– the hubby ate it as a side dish, but we both agreed how delicious it was!



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  • 4-5 roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup parmesan (shaker cheese)
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Slice the tomatoes, and drape tomato slices around a colander. Sprinkle the tomatoes with sea salt. This helps the tomatoes sweat out the moisture.

Heat 1 tbs olive oil in a pan, and sautee zucchini until golden, about two minutes on each side.

Now, layer the tomatoes and zucchini slices in a baking tray.

Mix parmesan cheese and garlic. Spread over top of the veggies. Season top with sea salt and pepper.


Bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown.  Enjoy!


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Comments: 44

  1. Francesca Jun 02 at 2:22 am Reply

    woooo!! Glad you + hubs liked the recipe :)

    Cheers and high five from Holland!

  2. Anna Jun 02 at 9:00 am Reply

    That looks really simple and yummy. I definitely need to try this next time I get some zucchini.

  3. sarah k @ the pajama chef Jun 02 at 1:51 pm Reply

    what a pretty gratin! i bet it was great.

  4. Amanda E Jun 02 at 8:18 pm Reply

    That is one gorgeous dish! Perfect recipe to have with zucchini season fast approaching 😀

  5. Renee'sKitchenAdventures Jun 02 at 8:56 pm Reply

    Simple deliciousness!

  6. Robin (Masshole Mommy) Jun 04 at 12:52 pm Reply

    That sounds wonderful. I love things like this, so I will have to try it!

  7. Kay Adeola Jun 04 at 2:26 pm Reply

    Never had this but it looks really easy and totally tasty.Will have to give it a go.

  8. Debbie Denny Jun 04 at 2:33 pm Reply

    I love zucchini. This looks delish.

  9. Liz Mays Jun 04 at 2:35 pm Reply

    This sounds like a summer must make. I really like the ingredient list!

  10. Debbie L Jun 04 at 3:53 pm Reply

    This looks tasty…I love zucchini and tomatoes together so I am sure I will like this.

  11. Virginia @thatbaldchick Jun 04 at 4:21 pm Reply

    That zycchini and tomato gratin looks delish! Adding items to my grocery list.

  12. That looks so pretty and fresh. i’ve never made a “gratin” before.

  13. Shell Jun 04 at 5:36 pm Reply

    This looks so good! I love zucchini.

  14. This would be perfect for my tomato bumper crop that’s coming up. I love the cheese, too!

  15. Carol at Wild Goose Tea Jun 04 at 6:05 pm Reply

    What a great side dish—-but I can see where you could flat out eat as a main dish too. Perfect summer dish of course!

  16. Krystal Jun 04 at 6:45 pm Reply

    Ooooo I love anything with tomatoes. These look awesome!

  17. Mitch Jun 04 at 7:03 pm Reply

    Zucchini is my absolute favorite vegetable! Serve it to me anyway you like, and this way looks great!

  18. Jaime Jun 04 at 8:46 pm Reply

    This looks great. Now I have ideas for later this summer when I have loads of zucchini in my garden!

  19. Kathy Jun 04 at 8:55 pm Reply

    I am a zucchini lover! I must try this!

  20. Janell Jun 04 at 10:09 pm Reply

    This looks delicious. Thanks for all the great recipes in the link up!

  21. Brett Martin Jun 05 at 12:24 am Reply

    Mmm, that does look good! I’d eat as a main dish too!

  22. That dish looks like the dish from the Ratatouille movie! I love recipes that look fancy and complicated- but are simple to make!

  23. MommaDJane Jun 05 at 7:43 am Reply

    That looks delicious and I love zucchini.

  24. Jenn @TheRebelChick Jun 05 at 7:51 am Reply

    Your recipe really sounds so good! I love zucchini and I love tomatoes too, I am going to have to try this!

  25. Ann BAcciaglia Jun 05 at 8:20 am Reply

    This looks simple and delicious. I will add it to my “must try” list. Thank you for sharing.

  26. Tess Jun 05 at 11:22 am Reply

    I love zucchini and trying new dishes. This looks really good!

  27. Melinda Jun 05 at 11:27 am Reply

    what a great use of summer veggies. that looks amazing

  28. Erica Jun 05 at 11:55 am Reply

    I pinned this. I can not wait to try it! I have had a tomato gratin but not with the zucchini. So yummy sounding!

  29. StacieinAtlanta Jun 05 at 12:26 pm Reply

    I love the colors of the tomatoes and zucchini. It looks delicious!

  30. veronica Jun 05 at 2:32 pm Reply

    Looks great and I bet it is delicious. Doesn’t hurt that it is healthy too

  31. Family Travel Blogger Jun 05 at 2:59 pm Reply

    Those look delicious, I love garden to table foods :)

  32. Angie | Big Bear's Wife Jun 05 at 3:04 pm Reply

    I’ve always wanted to make this! Now I have a great recipe to use and I’ll be making it soon!

  33. Angela::AJACKEDUPPEACH Jun 05 at 4:02 pm Reply

    This looks yummy. I am always looking for ways to spice up my veggies!

  34. Cyndi @ MrsWrightWrites Jun 05 at 4:15 pm Reply

    That looks soo delicious! I love zucchini!

  35. Christie Jun 05 at 5:53 pm Reply

    This is a great dish idea! Sometimes we get heavy on the carbs, but this bring veggies to the forefront!

  36. Lisa Jun 05 at 7:37 pm Reply

    That’s a whole lot of yum! Thanks for sharing your recipe and hosting this link up!

  37. Becca @ Mama B Jun 05 at 9:59 pm Reply

    This combines 2 of my favorite summer time veggies. Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  38. Emily Jun 05 at 11:59 pm Reply

    Oh my gosh!! That looks like something I would love!! Thank you for sharing!

  39. Camesha Jun 06 at 2:12 am Reply

    Oh yeah!!!!! Gimme that! So yummy!

  40. Debi Jun 06 at 5:24 pm Reply

    That sounds fantastic. I have never had anything like that.

  41. This looks amazing. It is going on my list of recipes to try- thanks.

  42. Janeane Davis Jun 10 at 9:45 am Reply

    Fresh vegetables and cheese are always a winning combination.

  43. Hi Elizabeth,
    This is a perfect gluten free and vegetarian dish for me. Looks beautiful and perfect for the summer-

    • Elizabeth Jul 02 at 9:34 am Reply

      Thanks Juddee- glad you like it :)

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