A delicious combination of goat cheese, fresh vegetables, honey, and raw ham, revealing their unique taste in a gratin. Nothing compared to what you ever tasted.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add zucchini slices; cook until centers appear transparent, about 15 minutes. Drain and let cool.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ham; cook and stir until starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to high and pour honey over ham. Cook and stir until ham is crisp and honey browns, about 5 minutes.

  • Pour tomato sauce into a deep baking dish. Cover with half the zucchini slices. Season with salt and pepper. Layer tomato slices, crisp ham, goat cheese, 1/2 teaspoon basil, and 1/2 teaspoon oregano on top. Cover with remaining zucchini slices. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese, remaining 1/2 teaspoon basil, and 1/2 teaspoon oregano on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Try switching out the diced raw ham with diced bacon (low-fat if possible) or pastrami. For a meaty crust, set some ham aside before you cook it with honey. Sprinkle reserved ham over the cheese before baking.

Season with herbes de Provence if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1646 calories; protein 113.6g; carbohydrates 57.9g; fat 108.6g; cholesterol 306mg; sodium 5089.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2016
This was a tasty recipe.. however I think some of the measurements in the recipe are off. I think 2 zucchini with 20 ounces of cheese (goat plus the parm) would be overkill. I looked at the recipe submitter's photo on his personal recipe and it shows a sprinkle of parm not a 12 ounce layer... so I used a sprinkle and a little less goat cheese. I used turkey bacon as well. This was a very nice recipe with those modifications. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2016
This was a tasty recipe.. however I think some of the measurements in the recipe are off. I think 2 zucchini with 20 ounces of cheese (goat plus the parm) would be overkill. I looked at the recipe submitter's photo on his personal recipe and it shows a sprinkle of parm not a 12 ounce layer... so I used a sprinkle and a little less goat cheese. I used turkey bacon as well. This was a very nice recipe with those modifications. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2018
Great recipe! My husband is a 'meat and potatoes' kind of guy and he loved this! I did follow other reviewers' advice and just gave a (generous) sprinkle of Parmesan on the top. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2019
This was really good! I didn't use as much parmesan cheese as the recipe asked for and I had pizza sauce on hand so used that in place of tomato sauce. I also used fresh chopped herbs. Definitely a keeper!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2021
One of the many things I love about this site, is the ability to search ingredients! I had diced spiral ham leftover and yellow squash that needed to be used. I did my search and this recipe came up. I had to make a few other changes (spaghetti sauce instead of tomato sauce and sliced tomatoes, cream cheese instead of goat cheese.) The rest I stuck with and also used some colby-jack cheese on top. All the way around this was a great recipe to work with! I had no idea that I could boil the sliced squash! So learned something new and it turned out really yummy! Thanks so much for the recipe!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2019
This was a winner in my house. It was something different for sure and we really enjoyed it! I substituted cream cheese for goat cheese and used Krakus lunchmeat ham because those are what I had. I also just sprinkled the parmesan on. It turned out excellent and hubby told me to add it to the rotation! Read More
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