Ratatouille-Style Baked Squash

I first made this Ratatouille-Style Baked Squash as a side dish to take to a friend’s house a few years ago. Now, it’s still one of my favorite things to make. The bright, natural colors show through perfectly, even after the dish is baked. The sweetness of the squash and tomato make this tasty, but still healthy!

Ingredients
3 zucchini
1 yellow crookneck squash
5 Campari or roma tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Method
1. Slice the zucchini and the yellow squash into fairly thin circles, less than 1/4-inch thick. Slice the tomatoes into circles about 1/4-inch thick.

2. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Mix the zucchini and the yellow squash with the olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.

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3. Arrange the zucchini, yellow squash, and tomato in a 7.5-inch by 11-inch pan. Alternate the vegetables in a pretty pattern.

4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the squash is tender and most of the liquid in the bottom of the pan has evaporated.

Serves 4 to 6

Notes:
The vegetables will shrink as they bake, so they will be a tight fit when they’re raw.

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Ratatouille-Style Baked Squash
by halite & piper

Ingredients
3 zucchini
1 yellow crookneck squash
5 Campari or roma tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Method
1. Slice the zucchini and the yellow squash into circles, less than 1/4-inch thick. Slice the tomatoes into circles about 1/4-inch thick.
2. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Mix the zucchini and the yellow squash with the olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
3. Arrange the zucchini, yellow squash, and tomato in a 7.5-inch by 11-inch pan.
4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the squash is tender and most of the liquid in the bottom of the pan has evaporated.

Serves 4 to 6

Equipment
1 chopping board
1 knife
2 measuring spoons
1 baking pan

Cost Analysis
3 zucchini at [$0.98/pound on sale at Sprouts] = $1.40
1 yellow squash at [$1.29/pound at Sprouts] = $0.65
5 Campari tomatoes at [$1.00/pound on sale at Sprouts] = $0.80
Total = $2.85, $0.48 to $0.71 per serving.

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