Saturday, September 19, 2009

End of Summer Side

As summer slowly fades to fall, we’re all preparing and gathering recipes to start using up the fall bounty of fruit and veggies. Today I wanted to share a side dish that can use up some of the leftover summer/beginning fall vegetables. Sometimes a good meal needs to be accompanied by a great side to be truly complete. Who doesn’t like a fresh piece of garlic bread with spaghetti or a fresh green salad with grilled goods? This side dish can pair well with many dishes, which is another reason it’s great!


Tomato-Zucchini Bake


  • 1 lb sliced zucchini
  • 1 1/2 c fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 1/4 lb sliced vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1/2 C Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1.4 c finely grated Parmesan


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Meanwhile, coat a 2-quart shallow baking dish with cooking spray, and alternatively layer zucchini, corn, and tomatoes. (With this recipe, I divided it into four square ramekins for individual sides.)
  • Combine Panko and cheese, and sprinkle on top.
  • Bake, uncovered, in the center of the oven for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  • Then cover with foil and bake 10 minutes more or until vegetable are tender. Serve immediately

What’s your favorite easy pleasing side dish?

Stay tune tomorrow for a VIDEO post! :-)


Meghan said...

I know I would love this recipe! It's always fun at the end of a season to say goodbye to the 'old' produce and welcome in the new (like apples and pumpkins!)

Jenny said...

video post, wooooo!

ta ta sweet summer :)

Meg said...

This recipe looks so good - and perfect for those last few days of summer! Ahh I can't believe it's over already.

My favorite easy pleasing side dish is sweet potato fries!

Can't wait for the video post!

Enjoy your Saturday!
Much love!

Krista said...

I love mashed squash as a fall side dish!

I have an abundance of tomatoes that would be good in this recipe. Wonder if using all maters would be too watery???

Anonymous said...

I love a homemade potato salad, coleslaw, or sweeet potato fries or wedges. YUM.


Erica said...

Great easy recip eand I love the new layout. Favorite easy side dish- roasted veggies! Oww I'm excited for another video post...I've been thinking about doing one

Jennifer said...

This is one of my favorite ways to eat zucchini too- love it with the tomoatoes!