Zucchini Goat Cheese Gratin

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I love this Zucchini Goat Cheese Gratin  creamy, meaty, Zucchini Goat Cheese Gratin Recipe that I could practically eat every day and that is why I had to share it with you!

What You Will Love About This Zucchini Goat Cheese Gratin Recipe

  • Unbelievable Flavor – I absolutely adore the combination of beef and goat cheese in this Zucchini Goat Cheese Gratin dish. It makes for a creamy, meaty, and mildly zesty flavor that you won’t want to stop eating!
  • Eye-Catching Comfort Food – At holidays and parties this is the perfect dish to pass. You can watch everyone’s eyes light up as they behold this deliciously decadent updated comfort dish!
  • So Cheesy – Zucchini Gratin doesn’t just have a little cheese, it is totally loaded with gooey, creamy, luscious, cheesy goodness that true fromage-heads will rejoice over this dish! 
  • More Than a Side Dish – This gratin is so stuffed with meaty, cheesy filling that you can enjoy it all on its own or as the filling side to a light entree. 

Equipment

Skillet – The trick to getting the most flavor out of this dish is to cook the aromatics and beef together and then brown the zucchini in the same pan. This makes for even more meaty flavor with fewer dishes and who doesn’t love that!?

Mandoline Slicer – A mandolin allows you to create beautiful thin slices of zucchini in no time! If you do not have one, use a steady hand to cut very thin zucchini rounds. 

Baking Dish – To contain and cook all the succulent creamy filling choose a large oven-safe baking dish. 

Ingredients

Olive Oil – Olive oil is the first choice of lean cooking fats. It is loaded with healthy antioxidants and has a very neutral flavor.

Ground Beef – Choose a lean ground beef to bring some satisfying protein to the meal. If you want to make it even lighter you can use ground chicken or turkey instead. 

Onion – Fresh onion helps build the savory flavor in the meat mix for this Zucchini Gratin. A yellow or white onion is a great choice to bring that excellent note of onion. 

Garlic – Freshly minced garlic makes the ground beef positively irresistible. Fresh is always best, but having a jar of peeled cloves in the fridge never hurts! 

Dried Oregano, Thyme, and Parsley – Dried oregano has a great mildly sweet herbal aroma. Add the earthy herbal flavor of thyme and the savory leafy flavor of parsley and you have the perfect herb blend to amp up the rustic flavor in this gratin. 

Fresh herbs can always be substituted for dried, but they are less strong in flavor. To combat this, just use more fresh than dried. 

Paprika and Garlic Powder – These two dried spices round out the flavor with a bright color and earthy, sweet, peppery, and complex flavor. 

Zucchini Zucchini is the star of this magnificent meal. It brings color, texture, and fresh vegetable flavor to the bake. Use fresh, ripe zucchini, and be sure to choose one that is nice and large to make using the mandoline even easier. 

Egg – Egg is the ultimate multipurpose ingredient in the kitchen. In this dish, it adds rich, creaminess to the sauce and it helps to bind the gratin together. 

Heavy Whipping Cream – Luscious heavy whipping cream makes this baked dish so saucy and delicious. 

Cream Cheese – This ingredient adds saltiness and mild yet decadent cheesiness to the zucchini casserole. You can opt to use low-fat cream cheese or Neufchâtel cheese as equal substitutes. 

Goat Cheese – Goat cheese is the final cheesy note inside the casserole. It rounds out the flavor with its zesty tang and extra-creamy flavor. 

Expert Notes on Zucchini Goat Cheese Gratin 

  • Serve this satisfying baked dish while it’s warm with low-carb grains or your favorite lean protein. It’s perfect for holidays or turning every day into a special occasion!
  • Store the leftovers of this gratin in the baking dish. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for up to 3 days. To reheat, bake the whole pan or scoop out a serving and microwave it. 
  • If you’re serving this during the holidays, give yourself a break and prep everything up to the point of baking in advance. Let it cool and wrap it in plastic before refrigerating for up to 24 hours. Bake as directed and get ready to wow your guests!

 

Zucchini Gratin-Zucchini Goat Cheese Gratin

Zucchini Goat Cheese Gratin

I love this Zucchini Goat Cheese Gratin  creamy, meaty, Zucchini Goat Cheese Gratin Recipe that I could practically eat every day and that is why I had to share it with you!
Course Side Dish

Ingredients
  

Zucchini Gratin Recipe

    Ingredients:

    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • ½ kg ground beef
    • 1 onion diced
    • 2 cloves of garlic minced
    • 1 tsp oregano
    • 1 tsp thyme
    • 1 tsp dried parsley
    • 1 tsp paprika
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 2 zucchini slices with a mandolin
    • 4 egg
    • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
    • 2 tbsp cream cheese
    • A handful of Shredded goat cheese

    Instructions
     

    Directions:

    • Heat up a pan with some olive oil, add the onions, ground beef, and spices, and stir until they are done, this should take about 10 minutes. Add the ground beef mixture to a baking dish and set aside.
    • Slice the zucchinis with a mandolin into thin circles, then stir fry the zucchinis on medium heat until golden brown. Tip: Cook the zucchini in the same pan as the ground beef, this will give them extra flavor. Add the cooked zucchini to the casserole, spread the zucchini evenly on top of the ground beef, and set aside.
    • In a mixing bowl mix the eggs, the heavy whipping cream, and the cream cheese. Use a whisk to combine well then pour the mixture evenly over zucchini and ground beef.
    • Lastly, top the casserole with shredded goat cheese and bake at 200C/400F for 25 min or until you see the cheese turns golden.

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    Keyword Gratin, Low carb, Zucchini, Zucchini Gratin

    Thank You 

     

    Thank you so much for reading this blog! I hope you try this Zucchini Goat Cheese Gratin recipe and that you enjoy it as much as my family and I did! When you do make this, be sure to tag me on Instagram @pure_plates_recipes!

    See you soon! 

     

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