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Low carb zucchini au gratin recipe perfect for entertaining

Zucchini Au Gratin
Zucchini Au Gratin
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This zucchini au gratin recipe is perfect for entertaining as a side dish or main course as well. It is great for those on a low carb lifestyle and easy to prepare.

ZUCCHINI AU GRATIN

3 lbs zucchini or other squash, unpeeled, cut into 1/2" slices
2 cups chopped onion
1 tbsp each olive oil and unsalted butter
2 eggs and 2 egg whites, slightly beaten
1 cup shredded low-fat sharp cheddar or favorite cheese
1/2 c Panko or other crumbs, opt
Seasonings to taste (plus dash each black and red pepper)

Preheat oven to about 375 degrees.

Simmer zucchini slices until half cooked; drain. In a heavy saucepot/skillet saute onions in olive oil and butter ( or either) until softened.

Layer zucchini in flat casserole dish, spread onions over top.

In a small bowl, mix eggs, cheese and seasonings; spread over zucchini; sprinkle with crumbs, optional.

Bake 30 minutes. Serves 8.

Enjoy!