Zucchini with Grana Padano
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
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  • 60 g Italissima Grana Padano finely grated
  • 2 Large onions, sliced and roughly chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Italissima Olive Oil (plus Italssima Extra Olive Oil, for drizzling)
  • 600 g Zucchini
  • 4 slices Pancetta
  • 1 slice White bread
  • 1 sprig rosemary or 1 sprig thyme, plucked
  • Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  1. Add olive oil to pan and once it is heated, sauté the onions and garlic until they have softened, then place them in a large ovenproof dish.
  2. Cut the top and bottom from each of the zucchini, slice them lengthways and place them, slightly overlapping the slices, on top of the onions and garlic; layer the pancetta on top of the zucchini.
  3. Process the bread, rosemary and grana padano in a food processor; when combined, sprinkle the mixture over the zucchini and pancetta.
  4. Drizzle a little oil over the top layer of the dish and bake for about 25 minutes.