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Cheesy Zucchini Gratin – Damn Delicious


Wonderfully rich and creamy with the best crisp/crusty topping! Plus, it’s WAY HEALTHIER than the traditional potato gratin!!

Cheesy Zucchini Gratin - Wonderfully rich and creamy with the best crisp/crusty topping! Plus, it's WAY HEALTHIER than the traditional potato gratin!!

When it comes to Thanksgiving, you need to come prepared.

The fat pants.

The yoga pants.

The stretchy pants.

Even Joey Tribbiani’s Thanksgiving pants.

Which was really Phoebe’s maternity pants (aka for stealing melons).

Cheesy Zucchini Gratin - Wonderfully rich and creamy with the best crisp/crusty topping! Plus, it's WAY HEALTHIER than the traditional potato gratin!!

But if you need a break from all the different kinds of potatoes on your table this year, this zucchini dish is perfect.

It has all the rich, creamy cheesy flavors of your potato gratin.

Except with zucchini.

It’s really just a great way to get in your greens with the best topping of all: French’s® Crispy Onions! #HolidaywithFrenchs!

Cheesy Zucchini Gratin - Wonderfully rich and creamy with the best crisp/crusty topping! Plus, it's WAY HEALTHIER than the traditional potato gratin!!

These are made with real onions for incredible flavor, adding the perfect crunch to every dish.

Best of all.

This holiday season, your purchase of French’s® Crispy Onions will provide 1 million family meals through Feeding America.*

You can’t lose here!

Cheesy Zucchini Gratin

Wonderfully rich and creamy with the best crisp/crusty topping! Plus, it’s WAY HEALTHIER than the traditional potato gratin!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 pounds zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices*
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 9 tablespoons shredded Gruyere cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup FRENCH’S® Crispy Fried Onions

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9-inch pie plate or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine heavy cream, garlic, thyme and nutmeg over medium heat until heated through, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add a layer of zucchini to the prepared baking dish in an overlapping pattern; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour 1/3 cup cream mixture over zucchini; sprinkle with 3 tablespoons Gruyere. Repeat with remaining zucchini slices, cream mixture and Gruyere to create 2 more layers.
  4. Place into oven and bake until bubbly and browned, about 20-25 minutes.
  5. Top with FRENCH’S® Crispy Fried Onions. Place into oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until onions are golden.
  6. Serve immediately.

*2 pounds is equivalent to about 4 medium-sized zucchini.

*French’s will donate $0.36 per family meal to Feeding America®. For this campaign, family is defined as 4 individuals. One meal = $0.09 cents and one family meal is defined as #0.36 (4individuals x $0.09).

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by French’s. As always, I only partner with brands that I love and truly believe in, allowing me to create more quick and easy recipes to get us through the week without breaking the bank. All opinions expressed are my own.



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