Baked Italian Style Vegetable Tian Recipe

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fresh vegetables are in abundance in the summer. Fresh is best. I love making this as a side dish. Parmesan crusted with bread crumbs, just perfect at the end.  The ingredients are all fresh, a great way to get the kids to eat vegetables as it looks great even cooked...
  It doesn't look as pretty cooked but taste fantastic!

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
optional (1 large sweet yellow onion cut in half and sliced)
2 cloves of garlic, minced fine
1 or 2 yellow potatoes, unpeeled
1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
grape tomatoes sliced or use any style tomato sliced
pink salt, sea salt or kosher salt, freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
fresh rosemary, thyme, parsley, oregano and basil to taste
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
Italian Bread Crumbs

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking dish with olive oil cooking spray. On low heat add 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When oil is heated add garlic (onions if using cook these 6 minutes then add the garlic for 30 seconds)  garlic for around 30 seconds. With  cooking spray, lightly coat the bottom of a round pie plate (9 inch)
Slice the potatoes, zucchini, squash and tomatoes in 1/4 inch thick slices. Layer them alternately in the dish on top of the onions, fitting them tightly into a spiral, making only one layer. Season with sea salt, black pepper and dried thyme, to taste. Drizzle the last tablespoon of olive oil over the top.
Bake for 35 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft using a fork to pierce. Evenly sprinkle the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese on top and bake for another 25-30 minutes or until browned.


  1. What a fresh and appetizing tian. I love this kind of vegetarian dishes. Bye, have a great day

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  3. This sounds easy and would look gorgeous on the table. Not to mention that it would taste fantastic. This is a must try.

  4. Such a delicious way to eat up all the summer zucchini! YUM.

  5. Mmm.. yummy yummy!!! Always good to get more recipes on how to do vegs. They are in even more demand in the summer! (probably less in britain the weather here is awful now!!)

  6. Claudia, this is so pretty and healthy! I wish I'd had your recipe when I was making squash for dinner last night.

  7. Really yummy! I'd even have it as a main.

  8. What a pretty dish and the ingredients are so simple..With the addition of cheese what child or adult could pass it up

  9. What a lovely summer dish. This would be a hit in my family.


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