Tomato, Squash and Red Pepper Gratin

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By Taking On Magazines

With a simple sauté all things vegetable (except the potatoes), you're ready to go. Veggies, quinoa and a milk/egg mixture get swished together and dumped in a dish, then topped with toasted bread crumbs (I used a spoon).

Easy enough work for a vegetarian dinner.

It's very tasty. I like the combination of vegetables, the garlic, cheese and especially the quinoa. In fact, I wish there had been more of the latter instead of egg involved.

Serving Size: 6 | Prep Time: 30 mins | Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins

  • 5 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 lb yellow squash, cut into
  • 1/4-inch thick slices (about 3.5 cups)
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1 ½ tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • ¾ tsp salt, divided
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 3 oz aged Gruyère cheese, shredded (about 3/4 cup)
  • 3 large egg, lightly beaten
  • cooking spray
  • 1 ½ oz French bread baguette, torn
  • 1 (12 ounce) beefsteak tomato, seeded and cut into 8 slices

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 teaspoons oil; swirl to coat. Add onion; cook 3 minutes. Add bell pepper; cook 2 minutes. Add squash and garlic; cook 4 minutes. Place vegetable mixture in a large bowl. Stir in quinoa, ¼ cup basil, thyme, ½ teaspoon salt, and black pepper.
  3. Combine remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, milk, cheese, and eggs in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add milk mixture to vegetable mixture, stirring until just combined. Spoon mixture into an 11 x 7inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  4. Place bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Return skillet to medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add breadcrumbs; cook 3 minutes or until toasted. Arrange tomatoes evenly over vegetable mixture. Top evenly with breadcrumbs. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until topping is browned. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup basil.

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