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Farmer’s Market Zucchini Gratin

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I love getting up on Sundays and heading down to the farmer’s market.  The hustle and bustle, the dogs, the talkative vendors who have a story or a recipe suggestion for their homegrown goodies.  So today I knew I wanted to do something with zucchini, and I had a ton of cheese and eggs-so I went French, added a bunch of butter, milk, and heavy cream, and here you go, zucchini gratin. Great side dish, great main dish on these hot summer days, or a good potluck dish to bring along with a bottle of wine.  Go visit the markets, the fresh veggies, great small talk, and new recipes are worth the drive/walk/bike.  Can also be seen on

Half a stick of unsalted butter

3 large zucchini or 5 small zucchini sliced

3 T chopped parsley or tarragon (could add a little mint in with either to kick it up a notch)

2 cups grated cheese (I used a mixture of farm fresh marinated feta and a parm/pecorino mix)

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup milk

2 eggs, slightly beaten

salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg


Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a baking dish

Melt butter over medium high heat and add zucchini, sauteing for 5 minutes, 2-3 on each side.  You will have to do this in stages, so place cooked zucchini on a paper towel/parchment lined baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper

Spread half the zucchini on bottom of baking dish, then half the herbs and half the cheese. Repeat once again

Mix heavy cream, milk, and eggs together, along with 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper and the pinch of nutmeg.  Pour over the zucchini and add a little more cheese

Bake for 35-45 minutes or until center is brown and set. Let cool for 5 minutes, serve, and enjoy!

Leftovers can be refrigerated and saved for up to three days

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  1. Thanks so much for this recipe – I love that you made it in your cast iron skillet! (Isn’t cast iron wonderful!) I’m going to try this out tonight.

    1. bakesinslippers

      I love cast iron!

  2. bellavidaletty

    What a great recipe. I love zucchini and this seems easy to do.

    1. bakesinslippers

      super easy, and super delicious! thanks

  3. This looks rich in flavor and so delicious! Probably not good for my hips, but looks wonderful…thanks for sharing!

  4. Lovely! I bet zucchini, cheese, and nutmeg taste awesome together! Nice job on foodgawker too 🙂

    1. bakesinslippers

      thanks Nicole, I appreciate it

  5. I love shopping at the farmers market also. Your zucchini gratin recipe sounds easy and very delicious. I’ve pinned/shared.

    1. bakesinslippers

      thank you so much

  6. G’day your gratin recipe looks delish! Wish I could try some now!
    Linked up and sharing the love today too!
    Cheers! Joanne

    1. bakesinslippers

      thanks Joanne, means a lot your support

  7. Going to the Farmer’s market is one of my favorite weekend things to do too! I love all the fresh flowers. Zucchini and cheese, yes please! Great for breakfast or lunch!

  8. This looks really good. I’m always on the hunt to increase our vegetable intake.

  9. I love Zucchini and this looks so good! I have never tried this before , so saving the recipe 🙂

  10. I like the idea of adding mint to this and I appreciate that the recipe is flexible. You can pretty much make this with any combination of cheeses and herbs that you have lying around (or growing). I’d like to try this with a smoked moz, gruyere, thyme and rosemary.

    And why don’t I have a skillet?! Must purchase soon…

    1. bakesinslippers

      Smoked mozz sounds divine in this. Get yourself a skillet pronto!

  11. auntbeesrecipes

    What a wonderful recipe for all of us with a ton of zucchini to use up! This sounds absolutely DIVINE!

    1. bakesinslippers

      thanks so much!

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  13. Umm Yum!! I have every intention of doing this. If and when I do I will link it back to you.

    1. bakesinslippers

      thank you!

  14. Kallee Anne

    This looks amazing!

    1. bakesinslippers

      thanks so much!

  15. Cheese + cream + zucchini = winner in my book!

    Can’t wait to try this!

    1. bakesinslippers

      not much better in life

  16. I love zucchini and will be reaping the benefits of the harvest of plenty from my mom’s garden for the rest of the summer, so I’m always on the lookout for great recipes to use in it, and this one looks great! The Blogger’s Recipe Challenge looks like a fun thing to be involved in too! I found you on Foodie Friday and I would love it if you would consider stopping by my recipe link party The Yuck Stops Here to link up as well. Hope to see you there. HUGS

  17. I’m always looking for new ways to make zucchini…this one looks delicious! Thanks for sharing it with us at #FoodieFridays!

  18. Gorgeous creation; I’m sure it tasted great too!

  19. I love this!!! It looks absolutely fantastic! Thanks so much for participating in our Foodie Fridays linky party! You have been pinned darling!

    1. bakesinslippers

      Thank you so much!

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  21. Wow, that looks amazing and I am now hungry! I probably shouldn’t be looking at this so close to dinner! YUM!

  22. Great recipe. I like zucchini anything, so, I would love to try it.

  23. Oh Janelle! This looks heavenly! So nice for such a cold day like today!

    1. bakesinslippers

      You are sweet, thanks!

  24. Our farmers’ market season is just starting up here in Florida and I can’t wait to try your recipe!

  25. This looks incredible!!! My kind of side dish!!!

    1. bakesinslippers

      Thanks Angela!

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