One sweet potato, one white potato, two tomatoes and a zucchini; these are the produce items I spied in my kitchen Tuesday night. Not one of these vegetables alone was enough to feed my family of four, so it was time to get creative.
I grabbed a few other staple foods, started slicing and came up with this vegetable side-dish. In addition to being easy to make and nourishing, this colorful combination was delicious! In fact, I liked it so much so that I decided to share it. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 large white potato
- 1 medium zucchini
- 1 medium onion
- 2 medium tomatoes
- 2 tsp olive oil
- ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese, fresh grated
- 1 Tbsp. Thyme
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish with vegetable oil. Set aside.
Make Caramelized Onions- Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan. Slice the onion thin, in circles. Add the onion slices to the oil, spreading the onions out in the pan to coat. Cook onions for 5-7 minutes until tender, stirring frequently, Transfer the caramelized onions to the baking dish, creating an even layer on the bottom.
Using a sharp knife or mandolin, slice the tomato, sweet potato, white potato and zucchini thin. Arrange the sweet potato, zucchini, white potato and tomato in overlapping layers in the glass baking dish, covering the caramelized onions.
If the middles slices of the tomato, sweet potato or white potato are too large, slice them in half and use the 1/2 piece to layer. Once done layering, stuff the extra vegetable slices into the dish to fill gaps
Sprinkle the top with Parmesan cheese, thyme, salt and pepper. Add additional salt and pepper as desired. (Remember that the sodium content in the nutritional analysis is based on only 1/8 tsp salt.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is slightly browned.
Makes 8 servings; Nutrition Information (per serving): 130 calories, 25 grams carbohydrate, 4 grams fiber, 4 grams protein, 2.5 grams fat, 130 mg sodium, 150% RDA Vitamin A, 30% RDA Vitamin C, 8% RDA Calcium, 6% RDA Iron
Nutrition CheckUp Macronutrient Servings– 2 CHO; 0 PRO; 0.5 FAT