How To Make a Courgette and Tomato Gratin

December 20, 2018
The nutrients in courgette and tomato can be supplemented with the ingredients that you want and voilá: recipes that are loaded with health benefits.

There are many different techniques and ways of making a courgette and tomato gratin, but for all of them, the results are an exquisite dish rich in nutrients. It’s not only good for your health, but also looks fantastic and has an intense flavor. It’s a worthy dish for any special occasion.

Vitamins and minerals make the tomato a powerful antioxidant,whereas the courgette contains healthy trace metals.

In this article, we’ll share three ways to make this delicious dish.

Courgette and Tomato Gratin

A bucket of courgettes to make a courgette and tomato gratin

Ingredients

  • 2 courgettes
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes (250 g)
  • A large onion
  • 3/4 cups of grated cheese (150 g)
  • 3 tablespoons of butter (60 g)
  • 3 small wheels of soft cheese (50 g)
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil (60 ml)
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Wash the courgettes, cut off the ends, peel them, and cut them into long strips about half a centimeter (1/4 inch) thick.
  2. Boil some salted water in a pan and tip in the courgettes. Leave for 7 minutes and drain.
  3. For the tomato sauce, peel and chop the onion and put in a pan with some oil over a low heat. Add some salt.
  4. Tip the chopped tomato into the pan and cook over a low heat for eight minutes, stirring frequently. Set to one side.
  5. Grease an oven-proof dish with butter and cover in a layer of grated cheese. Then, lay out another layer of courgette and finally, cover in another layer of grated cheese.
  6. Next, cover in a layer of tomato sauce, add another layer of grated cheese, and finally, distribute the small cheeses over the top.
  7. To finish, place the tablespoons of butter all over the surface to help the cheese to melt.
  8. Place the dish in a pre-heated oven at 200 °C for 25 minutes, or until the top layer has turned golden.

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Courgette and Tomato Gratin 2

Lots of tomatoes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized courgette
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Grated cheese
  • Grated bread
  • Oregano to taste
  • Olive oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of pepper

Instructions

  1. Wash the courgette and tomatoes well and chop them into slices.
  2. Place them in a greased oven-proof dish, alternating the vegetables in layers.
  3. Sprinkle the grated bread and oregano on top, along with a dash of olive oil.
  4. Then, sprinkle the salt and pepper over the dish before adding the grated cheese (use enough to cover the whole dish).
  5. Place the dish in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 20 minutes, until the cheese is golden and the vegetables are roasted.

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Baked Courgette with Cheese and Tomato

Ingredients

  • 1 courgette
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of parmesan cheese (60 g)
  • Olive oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of pepper

Instructions

  1. Wash the courgette and chop it into slices
  2. Put the slices into a pan of boiling salted water for 5 minutes. Drain.
  3. Then, place the slices into an oven-proof dish and sprinkle salt and pepper over them to taste. Chop half of the garlic clove into thin slices and add to the dish.
  4. Chop the tomato into slices and lay over the top of the courgette.Add more salt and pepper and add the remainder of the garlic.
  5. Add another layer of courgette, a dash of olive oil, and more salt and pepper.
  6. Finally, spread a generous layer of grated cheese on top to cover everything.
  7. Place in the oven at 200°C for 15 minutes.

Courgette and Tomato Gratin 3

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized courgettes (200 g)
  • A clove of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce (125 ml)
  • 3 tablespoons of grated cheese (60 g)
  • Oil and salt

Instructions

  1. Wash the courgettes and chop them into very fine slices.
  2. Cut the garlic into fine slices and sauté with the courgettes. Put on a low heat, cover, and leave to cook until tender.
  3. Drain the courgette and place in a greased oven-proof dish.
  4. Pour in the tomato sauce. Add a touch of sugar to compensate for the acidic taste of the tomato sauce.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cover with a layer of grated cheese.
  7. Place in the oven until the cheese is golden. Monitor and change the temperature to prevent the cheese from burning.