Vegetable Tian

This week I wanted to do a clean eating recipe, something that was healthy, low calorie, and not full of preservatives.  That is where I found this recipe.  It is cheap to make and pretty tasty.

1 TBSP Olive Oil
1 Medium Yellow Onion
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1 Medium Zucchini
1 Medium Yellow Squash
1 Medium Potato
1 tsp Dried Thyme
1 Cup Shredded Italian Cheese


1). Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Finely dice onion and minced garlic.  Saute both in a skillet with olive oil until softened.
2). While they are sauteing, thinly slice the vegetables.
3). Spray the inside of an 8×8 baking pan.  Spread the onion and garlic mixture at the bottom of the dish. Place the thinly sliced vegetable in the baking dish vertically, in an alternating pattern.  Sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, and thyme.
4). Cover the dish with tin foil and bake for 30 minutes. This is very important, without tin foil the vegetables will dry out.  Remove the foil, top with cheese and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes until cheese is golden brown.


Changed I Would Make:
When I make this next time I will add in a tomato for an added flavor.  I would also add slices of pepperoni or salami to add some meat to it.

I liked the squash, it added a nice sweet flavor to the dish.  My fiance thought it tasted to “healthy” he thought that it needed more meat and with all the vegetables.  I would like to try it again with the additions I mentioned above.

If you think of any other ideas to make this recipe even better, or have any other yummy recipes let me know.  Happy eating!!

6 thoughts on “Vegetable Tian

  1. I think it sounds delicious. I love vegetables but unfortunately my kiddos don’t gravitate towards things like this. I may have to make a small batch just for me to try. Good post.


  2. So what exactly is a tian? Is it kind of like a casserole? This recipe definitely looks interesting, but I’m with you when you say it could use some meat, because I think that basically everything could use meat. 🙂 One of the most basic clean eating tips I’ve found is to add essences of fruits to water, such as lemon and lime, because it gives the water a little extra kick, while still providing the purifying benefits of water. I don’t know if that interests you at all, but it would be cool to see you do some drink recipes sometime!


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