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Zucchini--Just what you've been dreamin' about???

Lord Honey, I love zucchini, no matter what time of year. Of course it's best when fresh outta the garden--but you can also pick up great produce from your local grocery all year long. This great gratin recipe I have will have ya dreamin' about zucchini--that's why I call it "Dreamy Zucchini Gratin" It'll make ya "happier than a bunny in the zucchini patch"--I bet you thought I was gonna say carrot--HaHa!

Dreamy Zucchini Gratin

Jason Smith, FNS

Serves 6-8


3-medium zucchini, washed and sliced thin

1-cup half&half

1-cup heavy whipping cream

1-cup grated parmesan cheese, divided

3-cloves garlic, smashed

4-TBSP butter

1-tsp onion powder

1-TBSP Dijon mustard

Salt and pepper to taste


· Preheat oven to 350, spray a 9x13 baking dish.

· Layer the sliced zucchini in pan.

· In sauce pan place cream, half and half, garlic, half the parm cheese, butter, onion powder, mustard, salt and pepper, bring to heat and cook until butter is melted.

· Pour sauce over zucchini in pan and top with rest of parm and bake until brown and bubbly, this takes about 30 mins.

Tip: You can use yellow summer squash, asparagus, even thinly sliced cabbage in place, or in addition to, the zucchini.


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