Savoury Courgette Bake

savoury courgette bake

A tasty savoury bake that serves 4. Garnish with tomato wedges and parsley sprigs.

Ingredients for Savoury Courgette Bake:

  • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 oz (56 g) butter
  • 8 oz (225 g) courgettes, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz (225 g) tomatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 ½ oz (40 g) plain flour
  • ¾ pint (430 ml) full or semi-skimmed milk
  • 4 oz (112 g) mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 oz (56 g) fresh breadcrumbs

Method for Savoury Courgette Bake:

  1. Cook the onion in ½ oz (14 g) of the butter until just soft.
  2. Place half of the courgettes into a 3 pint (1.75 litre) oven-proof dish, cover with half the onion and the tomatoes.
  3. Sprinkle with the mixed herbs and seasoning, then top with the remaining onion and courgettes.
  4. Make a sauce by melting the remaining butter in a pan, stir in the flour and gradually add the milk, stirring continuously until the sauce thickens and boils.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and add 3 oz (84 g) of the grated cheese. Pour the sauce over the vegetables.
  6. Mix together the remaining cheese and the breadcrumbs, sprinkle over the sauce.
  7. Cook uncovered in a pre-heated oven at Gas Mark 4/180°C/350°F for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Garnish with tomato wedges and parsley sprigs.

Serves 4.

 

 

Posted in Vegetable Recipes, Recipes using Herbs, Oven Baked Dishes, Courgette, Tomatoes
2 comments on “Savoury Courgette Bake
  1. Bridget Kenton says:

    This was delicious. We love any vegetable in cheese sauce recipes. Have had to make this several times this summer.

  2. Lindsay Edwards says:

    I’ve just made this and it is absolutely delicious! I added in a layer of thinly sliced raw potatoes and the whole thing baked perfectly in the time given. Just the right amount of herby sauce, too.

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