Zucchini Bake

    35 minutes

    This is either a great side or vegetarian main with zucchinis baked in a creme fraiche sauce seasoned with basil; but the best bit is the crunchy breadcrumb, parsley and thyme topping.

    6 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 2-3 slices of bread
    • 25g Parmesan cheese, grated
    • 350g tomatoes
    • 500g zucchinis, cut into thin slices
    • oil for greasing
    • 1 pinch salt and black pepper, to taste
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 100ml creme fraiche
    • 1 bunch basil, diced
    • 1 bunch parsley, diced
    • fresh thyme
    • 5-6 tablespoons olive oil

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Remove the crust from the bread and break up in an electric blender.
    2. Wash the tomatoes and slit the skin. Put the tomatoes in boiling water and then quickly rinse them under the cold tap. Peel and slice the tomatoes and squeeze the seeds out.
    3. Preheat oven to between 190 degrees C. Grease a baking dish with oil.
    4. Place in the zucchini slices in the prepared baking dish. Season with salt and pepper.
    5. Mix the garlic into the cream fraiche and spread over the zucchini. Lay the tomato slices on top and also season with salt and pepper. Spread the basil over the tomatoes.
    6. Mix the Parmesan cheese with the breadcrumbs, parsley and thyme. Lightly season with salt then stir in the olive oil. The spread breadcrumbs over the vegetables and place the oven.
    7. Bake for about 30 minutes in the bottom of the preheated oven until golden brown. Brown for 5 minutes under the grill.

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    Absolutely delicious and enjoyed by everyone who I have made it for. I didnt bother skinning the tomatoes though!  -  19 Aug 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    I changed the creme fraiche for cream cheese with garlic and herbs, no need to add garlic. Used plenty of parsley and thyme in the topping.  -  12 Jul 2017  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)