Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer Squash Gratin {Vegan}

Day 180.

My husband loves summer squash. I like it, too, and we are both huge fans of potatoes au gratin. So, when we picked up a couple yellow summer squash in our most recent CSA box, I knew this would have to make an appearance on our menu. I veganized it and added a bit of "bacon."

Summer Squash Gratin
Adapted from Summer Squash Gratin.
  • 2 small summer squash, sliced in 1/8-inch rounds (about 2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon House seasoning
  • 1/2 cup caramelized onions 
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 4 ounces green chiles, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped Black Forest Bacon Strips or Mushroom Bacon Bits 
  • 1 cup vegan cheese, shredded (I used Mock Gruyere
  •  3/4 cup breadcrumbs (I used homemade sourdough crumbs)
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat oven to 400.

Place squash in colander with the house seasoning. Toss and let sit for 10 minutes to remove a bit of the squash's moisture.

Mix squash and next five ingredients and place in a 9 inch diameter deep baking dish. Top with cheese, breadcrumbs and olive oil. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until squash is tender and topping is crisp.

The Results
Drool. The crispiness and the tenderness of the squash is a delicious combination and the cheesy flavor is awesome. I almost would add a bit more bacon if I make this again, but I wouldn't want to overpower the squash. Delicious.

This post is shared with Real Food Wednesday, Recipes I Can't Wait to Try, What's Cooking Wednesday, What's on Your Plate?, What's on the Menu Wednesday, Let's Do Brunch, Works for me Wednesday, Gold Star Wednesday, These Chicks Cooked, Foodie Wednesday, Cast Party Wednesday and No Whine Wednesday.


  1. This sounds delicious! I too love summer squash and have been getting lots of it in our CSA box.

  2. I love squash. I can hardly wait till my squash is ready to pick.
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  3. This looks really yummy! I love squash!!

  4. How yummy! This squash gratin is making my tummy rumble. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  5. Thanks for linking up your recipe at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back tomorrow and share some more of your awesome recipes!
    I hope to see you there!

  6. Your summer squash gratin sounds so good, Kristi, especially with the caramelised onions and the 'bacon'. I think I might try it with zucchini too! Thank you so much for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch.

  7. Ooh I bet that would be yummy with zucchini.

  8. great site, keep it up the good work.