This one requires a broiler and 15 minutes.
It seems that any dish that is gratineed and scalloped can seem like too much work for a weeknight. But it’s time we forget those misconceptions.Â This Cheesy Scalloped Zucchini recipe is much easier than it appears and tastes far better than it should.Â This is a genius method. A shallow sheet pan, some broiling and a sauce that doesn’t need to be heated up make this a side dish that will satisfy your cravings.Â It will only take fifteen minutes.Â Yes, fifteen!Â You have nothing to lose!
5m prep time
10m cook time
Unsalted butter, softened, as needed
1 lb zucchini, thinly sliced
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, freshly grated
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Gruyere cheese, freshly grated
1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Position a rack in your oven 6 inches from the broiler and heat broiler on high.
Grease a shallow 9×13-inch baking dish or rimmed sheet pan with softened butter.
Season zucchini with salt and pepper and arrange on baking pan. Broil just until squash is beginning to soften, about 4 minutes.
While squash bakes, whisk together cream, thyme, garlic powder, parmesan cheese, and flour in a small bowl. Pour mixture evenly over squash, then top with Gruyere cheese and panko breadcrumbs.
Return to oven and broil until golden brown and bubbly, 4-5 minutes. Enjoy!