I'm always looking for new side dishes that do not involved carbs! I also love new ways to incorporate veggies into meals without my kids screaming to take them away! I love this idea to cut up several types of vegetables and roast them with shredded cheese. Delicious AND good for you!
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium yellow onion
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 medium zucchini
1 medium yellow squash
1 medium red pepper
1 medium tomato
1 tsp. dried thyme
salt & pepper to taste
1 cup shredded Italian cheese
(add any other vegetables that are your family's favourites; green, eggplant, etc.)
1. Preheat the oven to 180 (400 degrees f) Finely dice the onion and mince the garlic. Sauté both in a skillet with olive oil until softened (about five minutes).
2. While the onion and garlic are sautéing, thinly slice the rest of the vegetables.
3. Spray the inside of an 8x8 square or round baking dish with non-stick spray. Spread the softened onion and garlic in the bottom of the dish. Place the thinly sliced vegetables in the baking dish vertically, in an alternating pattern. Sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, and thyme.
4. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil, top with cheese and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown
Adapted from http://greggkh.eatlessfeelfull.com/