Gluten Free Vegetable Cheese Bake

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Top Picture: What the dish should look like before going in the oven. Bottom Picture: Dallas, my cooking buddy.

Want to whip up a nice, healthy meal in no time at all? Well, sure of course, all us working women do.

This simple vegetable cheese bake takes about an hour {no mess or fuss} and fits the bill for those nights when you don’t really want to cook, but want something healthy, nutritious and filling.

Not to mention, the beautiful colors of the tomatoes, squash and zucchini are fabulous. It looks like a little celebration in a baking pan. This is also gluten free. Sorry, it lacks meat; but, the potato in it should fill up that little rumble in your tummy.

Looking at the finished product, may make you a little leery about taking on the task of creating such a masterful dish. However, you will be pleasantly surprised that this meal is easy as pie. You will also be shocked that you really can create something so beautiful. I felt like a food artist.

You will need: 2 yellow squash, 1 zucchini, 1 large Russert potato, 1 yellow onion, 1 large tomato, rosemary, 3 cloves garlic, shredded mozzarella cheese, salt and pepper to taste.

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Finished mouth-watering product.

Start by cutting your onion into little small pieces. You are going to sauté these in a frying pan. Dice your garlic cloves and add them to your onion mixture. Dump this flavorful mix into the frying pan lined with a tad of olive oil. Let sauté for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.

On a cutting board, slice your potato, zucchini, tomato and squash into little round circle slices. You are going to stack these in a beautiful pattern in a clear baking dish.

Make sure and spray the clear 8×8 pan with cooking spray. You don’t want your veggies to stick to the side. Line the bottom of the pan with the onion and garlic mixture.

Gently, layer your circle cut veggies in the glass tray. I included a picture – so you know what it should look like before you stick it in the oven. Sprinkle rosemary generously on top of the veggies – this spice adds great flavor to the dish.

Preheat the oven to 400 and cover your glass dish with a piece of foil. Bake for 20 minutes. Then pull out the dish and top with mozzarella cheese and bake for another 20 minutes.

After it’s done, use a spatula to scoop out your delicious dinner. You may want to sprinkle some more cheese on top or more salt and pepper. Enjoy.

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