Zucchine Gratinate Con Locatelli Recipe

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Zucchine Gratinate Con Locatelli


Zucchine Gratinate Con Locatelli/ Locatelli Baked Zucchini and Yellow Squash

@afoodobsession created this delicious gratinate recipe for us and says the juices for "fare la scarpetta", wiping the plate and dipping with good italian bread make this heavenly.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 5


Breadcrumb mixture

  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup grated Locatelli Pecorino Romano
  • 2 tbs minced fresh parsley
  • pinch of dried sicilian or italian oregano
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Zucchini Prep

  • 2 medium zucchini peeled in alternate rows then sliced into 1/4 rounds
  • 2 medium yellow squash fulled peeled then sliced into 1/4 rounds
  • 1/2 medium sized red onion peeled and sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper as needed
  • 1/2 cup grated Locatelli Pecorino Romano


  • Blend all the ingredients together except the extra virgin olive oil. When they are well blended add the oil and gently work it into the crumb and cheese mixture. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees f. Using a casserole/baking dish, generously oil the sides and the bottom with some of the extra virgin olive oil. Place a layer of alternating yellow and green squash over the bottom. Then add some of the sliced onions. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Drizzle with evoo. Then sprinkle with some of the breadcrumb and Locatelli mixture. Repeat this process until you're out of squash slices. Do not use all the breadcrumb and Locatelli mixture, you'll need some to finish the dish. Tightly cover with foil and into the hot oven and bake this for up to 1 hour, rotating the pan midway thru the baking. Remove from the oven. Uncover from the side away from you (so you don't get burned by the steam). The zucchini and squash should have melted down somewhat and is tender. Place another layer of the breadcrumb and cheese mixture over the top, then top that with 1/2 cup of the grated Locatelli. Lower the oven to 325 degrees f and continue to bake the dish until the cheese and crumbs gets a bit browned, bubbly, and golden. If it is getting too brown too quickly lower your oven temp. Let this sit for at least 15 minutes to rest. Serve.
Keyword squash, zucchini casserole





2023-09-05T09:28:19-04:00August 24th, 2023|
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