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Verdure al Forno

Verdure al Forno
PREP TIME
15 min
COOK TIME
40 min
YIELDS
4 servings

A cheesy, creamy, layered casserole dish, with a crispy top. It’s comfort food, Italian style. 

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Ingredients

2
Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
5
zucchini (about 1 ½ pounds), sliced lengthwise, ¼-inch thick
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1
cup heavy cream
1
cup grated mozzarella
1
cup grated fontina
¼
cup grated romano
1
cup plain dried bread crumbs
4
Tbsp unsalted butter
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Step 2

Coat the bottom of a 9 by 13-inch baking dish with extra-virgin olive oil. Arrange zucchini slices on the bottom of the dish and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Evenly pour 1/3 cup of the heavy cream and sprinkle with 1/3 of a cup of mozzarella, 1/3 cup fontina and 2 tablespoons of the Romano. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup of the bread crumbs. Repeat layers, ending with the bread crumbs. Cut the 4 tablespoons of butter into 1/2-inch cubes and sprinkle over the top of the dish.

Step 3

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, place the baking dish on top and bake for 40 minutes until bubbling and the top is golden brown.

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