One of my absolute favourite dishes is my Layered Eggplant, Zucchini, Tomato Gratin.
Years ago, I used to just put throw in all my vegetables for my ratatouille in a baking dish and cook them, but I find the presentation for this dish is so visually appealing.
When it comes to making side dishes for our meals, I love a very generous helping of vegetables. I’ve been teaching our daughter that she needs to “eat a rainbow” with every meal ever since she was a toddler. By this, I mean every meal should have vegetables of various colours – the brighter, the better! Lots of reds, greens, orange, purple, etc. It’s also important to me that we practice the “half your plate” idea where half your plate should be vegetables.
Lucky for me that though my husband and daughter are very much meat lovers, they also happen to love their vegetables. This layered eggplant, zucchini, tomato gratin happens to be a family favourite! Loaded with lots of vitamins, it’s also delicious. I often joke that I can just eat this alone as a meal and not as a side dish!
This happens to be a dish I make often with the vegetables from our garden. I started making this dish a few years ago, since we always grow lots and lots of vegetables in our garden and always have so manu zucchinis and tomatoes! When not in season, and I want to make this dish, it’s a quick trip to the grocery store for me.
Layered Eggplant Zucchini Tomato Gratin
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 large zucchini, sliced
- 3 or 4 Roma tomatoes, sliced
- 1 or 2 Japanese eggplants (the long and skinny ones), sliced **
- 4 or 5 cloves of garlic, minced
- olive oil to drizzle and coat veggies
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp rosemary
- pinch of thyme
- Himalayan pink sea salt, to taste
- freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 c grated mozzarella
- 1/4 c grated Parmesan
- (optional) handful of chopped fresh parsley to garnish
** I didn’t have any Japanese eggplants, used a bigger one and instead of slicing in discs, I had to quarter them. Not as pretty because the veggies weren’t all uniform discs, but it still worked out well!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Wash vegetables and slice into rounds of equal thickness. Roughly 1/4 inch round slices. If your zucchini or eggplant are not long and thin (okay, perhaps you bought a globe eggplant or you ended up with a super big zucchini from your garden), fret not! You can still cut them in rounds and then quarter them.
- In your baking dish, layer your eggplant, zucchini, tomato and onion slices. In a small mixing bowl add some olive oil, garlic, and your herbs, and mix well. Drizzle oil and herbs over your vegetables.
- Sprinkle your cheeses over top, and sprinkle some Himalayan pink sea salt. Add a few cracks of freshly-cracked black pepper.
- Cover in foil and bake in 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. To achieve a beautiful golden and crisp gratin, remove foil and broil for 5 minutes. Remove from oven. If you wish to add chopped parsley for that beautiful burst of green, sprinkle some over the gratin. Serve and enjoy!
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Nancy Loring says
I would make a chicken pot pie with big chunks of chicken and a little extra pie crust to dip in my pot pie gravy.
mmm savory dishes aside from that gorgeous gratin that I definitely want to make I can also foresee a lot of cabbage rolls, dirty rice and beans and Tourtière baking in those dishes.
Sunshine G says
I’d make a spinach and mushroom quiche.
I don’t know why but I’m thinking of meatloaf right now! Thanks for the chance!
I would like to make scallop potatoes in the dish
lasagna is my dish
Melinda Jana says
one dish jerk chicken and rice
Shane Smith says
i would love to try making a lasagna as I’ve never had the right pan for one!
Davyd Balloch says
I would absolutely make that recipe on here wow looks absolutely fantatstic
Krista M says
I would love to make my recipe of creamy cheesy chicken casserole in these pans!
I would make a veggie and tuna casserole in my dish.
SUMMER PLEWES says
I am a huge fan of making lasagna , so that would be my choice for sure.
I would make a delicious lasagna!
LILLIAN M BROWN says
I would make a chicken casserole
I would make a quiche.
I would make lasagna. So yummy!
Angela September says
mmmmm all the food you talked about sounds so good lol
I would make layered nachos first and then some roasted root veggies!
Robyn Bellefleur says
I would make a tuna casserole and probably lasagna.
lisa bolduc says
i would make a scalloped potatoe in one and then roasted zuchinni in another
Carey Hurst says
I will make y own version of vegetarian lasagna . Your recipe looks great to try as well .
Sarah De Diego says
My daughter bought me a casserole cook book for Christmas so I’d like to make a turkey pot pie (with the leftovers). I love my Bakers Secret bread pans!
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Tina W says
I would make a big batch of cornbread to go with chili.
Tainan Lu says
I’ would make a cheese and spinach quiche!
lynn clayton says
id make cinamon buns
Lushka Smith says
I would make cannelloni.
Rhonda W G. says
I make a mean meatloaf which is awesome the 2nd day as sandwiches! My fave!
Tina L. says
I would make lasagna.
Wendy Jensen says
I love lasagna therefore I would be baking lasagna in this pan.
Kelly D says
I would make a Lasagna! My family would love it!
I would make Nigella Lawson’s Cheese and Potato Pie.
marie s says
baked zucchini casserole.. best meal ever
heidi c. says
I would make a few pans of my famous fudge.
Wendy hutton says
I would make a big pan of brownies
Sarah Alexis says
I would make a layered squash and potato fresh herb gratin!
Angela Mitchell says
I would make lasagna or roasted veggies.
Naiddia p says
I would make lasagna.
Holly MacRitchie says
I would make a big pile of baked perogies with cheese, bacon, and peppers!
I would have to make my spouses favourite first and that would be Lasagna.
Tracy D says
I’d make a cheese and ham quiche!
Victoria Ess says
I’d make a zucchini lasagna!
Andrea Amy says
Roasted root vegetables
I would make a Shepards Pie!
Kim G. says
I would make Shepherd’s Pie or Lasagna.
Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says
I would make a sheppards pie
aaron reck says
I love a broccoli casserole. So good. Very cheesy and not so unhealthy.
Cheryl MacPhail says
I would make my fave lasagna dish!! 🙂
Taylor Closet says
I would make my Louisiana Mac and Cheese.
Cindy Babcock says
Brenda Penton says
I’d make spaghetti pie
Shirley S says
I would make shepherd’s pie and lasagna.
Amy C says
I would make different kinds of fudge.
Carol Denny says
I would make meat loaf and I’m going to make your Layered Eggplant Zucchini Tomato Gratin.It looks yummy!
mac ‘n cheese!
Jeannie Lam says
I would make a lasagna.
Judy Cowan says
I have a chicken, green bean & stuffing casserole that I would love to go in those pans!
lori butler says
i would make yams with maple syrup and bacon
Florence Cochrane says
I would do a ground turkey loaf.
Darlene Schuller says
I’d have to make baked stuffed pork chops!
That dish looks amazing I would try to make it-Little one is so organized the dish is so neat ;)!
I would make scalloped potatoes!
Wanda Tracey says
I would make scalloped potatoes ,beans and a smoky ham.They look amazing to bake anything bake in them. 🙂
Tara Betterley says
I would make lasagna, scalloped potatoes, and shepard’s pie.
Luzviminda Gunter-Smith says
Meatloaf, pork casserole, short ribs loads of baling recipe I would like to try for my family and friends .
Jenny Major says
I would make cheddar scalloped potatoes
I would make cheddar scalloped potatoes.
Jasen H says
I’d make Baked Ziti with Meatballs.
Juliee Fitze says
Gluten free lasagna with spiral noodles.
Elaine G says
I would make Shepherd’s Pie
I would certainly make baked ravioli in here.
Wow that looks so good!
I would make scalloped potatoes and baked ham
ivy pluchinsky says
I would make a lasagna.
I’d cook bacon wrapped shrimps.
I think I would make cabbage rolls.
Stephanie LaPlante says
We’d make buffalo chicken casserole.
salmon loaf and scalloped potatoes! thanks for the chance to win – I sure could use some new cookware !