Side dish balances the main dish. They may not be the star of the show but no meal is complete without them. I guess everybody will agree with me about that. And when we think of what meal to cook, we always make sure that the side and the main dishes complement.
Zucchini and Squash Au Gratin is something I never thought before. I was used to traditional side dishes until I came across this recipe. What’s not to love? It is pretty easy to make, simple and could go along with just about anything!
My boy even if he dislikes zucchini, he can’t resist! He enjoys every bite and always want more. I know that when you try this, you will never look back! So when you are preparing your meal tonight and you run out of ideas what side dish to cook, try this and I’m sure your family would want more!
2 Tbsp butter
1 large zucchini, sliced
1 large yellow squash, sliced
2 medium shallots, minced
1 tsp garlic (fresh or jar)
1/2 cup heavy cream
shredded cheese, just a handful to sprinkle
salt and pepper, to taste
sprinkle of oregano
Parmesan cheese, to taste
How to make Zucchini and Squash Au Gratin
Step 1: Ready the oven. Preheat to 450 degrees.
Step 2: In a large pan, put butter and saute shallots and garlic. Cook until shallots are clear.
Step 3: Add the zucchinis, squash, and heavy cream. Sprinkle in salt, pepper, and cheese.
Step 4: Cook for about 8-10 minutes or until it’s bubbly.
Step 5: Pour into an oven-safe baking dish. Add a little or more parmesan and shredded cheese. (I like mine with more cheese!)
Step 6: Let’s get baking. Put the baking dish in the oven. Bake for about 10-14 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and the top is golden brown.
Serve alongside any meal. Enjoy!
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