Yankee Recipes: Zucchini Red Pepper Gratin


This dish was inspired by my mom’s sauteed veggies that she makes in the summer alongside angel hair pasta. She tosses lots of bright vegetables into a skillet with olive oil and cooks them until they are soft. I decided to bake my veggies and top them with a bit of crumbly light cracker.



  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 medium white onion, diced
  • 3 zucchini, sliced into half moon shapes
  • pinch dried herbs de provence
  • salt & pepper
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons egg white (Egg Beaters)
  • 2 tablespoons fat free milk
  • 2 crumbled Light n Crispy Wasa crackers


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt the butter in a skillet over low heat. Add the red pepper and onion and raise heat to med-low. Cook for 5 minutes or until the onion is translucent. Stir frequently.
2. Add the zucchini and spices – salt and pepper (2 shakes each). Cook for 5 minutes.
3. Spread the mixture in a baking dish coated with non-stick cooking spray.
4. In a small bowl, whisk the egg whites and milk together. Pour over the vegetables. Sprinkle the crumbled Wasa on top. Bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top before serving!

Cailtlin “The Yankee”
Twitter: @bearytastyfare
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

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    5 responses to “Yankee Recipes: Zucchini Red Pepper Gratin

    1. Debi

      Wow I am so proud you took my recipe and made it way better then I ever could! I can’t wait to eat this one. Not only a beautiful dish but a low calorie one at that.

    2. Ams

      Mmmmmm… this looks SO good 🙂
      I LOVE zucchini but never know what to do with it.
      You’re a great cook Mrs. Bear!!

    3. Tracy

      Wow, that looks fantastic!

    4. ALME

      This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing a new veggie option with us! Can’t wait to make it on my own.

    5. Cheryl Richardson

      Sounds yummy, and sure looks pretty in that Longaberger butternut dish!!

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