Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Ginny Branch
Hands-on Time:
21 Mins
Total Time:
45 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)

You can serve this side dish hot, but it's also great at room temperature.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; cook 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato paste; cook 2 minutes. Stir in rind, thyme, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 2

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 3

Arrange zucchini on a jelly-roll pan. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil; toss. Broil 7 minutes or until lightly charred. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 5

Spread onion mixture in a 2-quart gratin dish. Arrange zucchini mixture over onion mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Remove from oven.

Step 6

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 7

Uncover zucchini mixture; broil 1 1/2 minutes or until lightly browned.

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