Apple-Veggie Tian with Gruyere Cheese



  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 medium red onion (cut lengthwise), thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 large swiss chard leaves, trimmed and sliced in ribbons
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme, divided
  • 2 Stemilt apples, cored, halved lengthwise, sliced crosswise into approx. 3/8” “half moons”
  • 1 delicata squash, halved lengthwise, seeded, sliced crosswise into approx. 3/8” “half moons”
  • 2 zucchini, trimmed, sliced into approx. 3/8” “coins”
  • 2 oz guyere cheese, shredded

This apple and veggie tian is reminiscent of a savory vegetable lasagna, sans carb-heavy noodles.

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    4 servings
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  • Cuisine
    European, American
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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add onion to skillet and sauté onion until just translucent; about 3 to 4 minutes. Add chard, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper and ¼ teaspoon dried thyme.
  4. Sauté onion with chard and seasonings for another minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Meanwhile, lightly spray or grease baking dish.
  6. Then evenly spread onion-chard mixture in bottom of dish. Arrange slices of apple, delicata squash and zucchini atop onion-chard mixture, overlapping each addition in a layered pattern (as pictured).
  7. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, and ¼ teaspoon dried thyme. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil over top.
  8. Cover dish with foil and bake for approximate 25 to 30 minutes. Remove foil, sprinkle cheese overtop and bake for another 25 to 30 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and serve.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 242
  • Fat Content: 11.7g
  • Protein Content: 7.5g
  • Carbohydrate Content: 20.3g
  • Fiber Content: 8.5g
  • Sugar Content: 10.1g
  • Cholesterol Content: 15.5mg
  • Sodium Content: 721.3mg