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Reinvented Zucchini Gratin

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"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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1 h 15 m servings 1646
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add zucchini slices; cook until centers appear transparent, about 15 minutes. Drain and let cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Per Serving: 1646 calories; 108.6 57.9 113.6 306 5090 Full nutrition

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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 rec...

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. Definite...

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...

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.