You were right on the money with the twice baked comment, the torte was even better the next day for lunch. I’m picky about how we eat our mountains of summer squash from the garden (don’t really love them) and this was an *excellent* vehicle for a disliked vegetable. OMG, all I can say is that this recipe is amazing. Scotch Plains We used a large cast iron skillet (around 13 inch) so I did an extra set of layers and it cooked down perfectly. I made this last night and the aroma that filled every corner of my home was absolutely intoxicating, only rivaled by the taste of of this wonderfully simple torte once it was finished. Cut torte into wedges and sprinkle with reserved green onion and extra cheese if you'd like! Season with salt and pepper. I suspect it was from one of the many ways I went sideways: That said, I’m not opposed to upgrading a bit next time, but I have a rule about not paying a lot for something until I am sure the less-expensive version of it doesn’t cut it. Off to slice…. It starts this Wednesday! Hey – crack out that knife you’ve been honing to perfection – between the potatoes and the zucchini, you’ll get all the practice you could ever hope for! What a winner-would definitely make this ahead for dinner party or potluck. That’s a relief, I’ll have to get one of those. Perhaps you could try again. Had leftovers today – what a great way to utilize all that squash the garden give you! I had a similar issue. Has anyone tried freezing this? Looks delicious! My dish looked, and smelled :) like your photo – wonderful stuff. I’ll report back on the results! I hate throwing away the skins, so many nutrients lost! I am going to make it just as soon as I get around to ordering a mandoline. Turned out wonderful. I served it with plain, herb-seasoned ground turkey burgers. Thanks! Place salted squash slices between double layers of paper towels. But I get them every week pretty much from my CSA so I am always looking for recipes like this one!! Missed the note about the cast iron skillet but will definitely try it next time! I am invited to a Pampered Chef party on Thursday night, and although I love all things kitchen, am not a big fan of PC and PC parties. I've been making this recipe for years and my whole family loves it. I always run out of ideas for all the summer squash I end up with… Thanks for all the veggie recipes and ideas. this is in my oven right now, and the aroma is HEAVENLY. I made this and it did not quite live up to my expectations. My neighbor recently tried this recipe and shared with us! Set aside 1/4 cup of the green onion and reserve for garnish. Nice photos yet again. Transfer to tart pan. I’m kicking myself for not buying that yellow squash at the grocery store yesterday! I was tired of making zucchini bread and biscuits. Whether you are looking for an everyday recipe, ideas for entertaining or a wine recommendation- you've come to the right place! Lay the other circle of dough on top of the torte shell and crimp the edges to seal. My boyfriend LOVED it, and already demanded we make it again, but wanted to up the herb amount and test with some basil or something else from our herb garden. Made it according to Deb’s recipe but my gratin pan only accommodated two layers. Using a pastry brush, light coat the top of the torte with olive oil. Better. Of COURSE there was a typo. Regular. Sherried Chicken Thighs with Cinnamon and Saffron. Press gently on the tops to flatten a bit. It tasted even better the next day! I was looking for summer squash recipes from the archives and thought i’d have the right(ish) ingredients for this. That's why I've come to rely on a few tried and true recipes that I never seem to get tired of. Start by carving out a designated work area in your space. 1 carrot, peeled and roughly chopped :). Legend has it that mozzarella was first made when cheese curds accidentally fell into a pail of hot water in a cheese factory near Naples. five stars, took longer to cook than the recipe said because my oven is weird. i will say that i took a few liberties with the spice/cheese mix (i used the parmesan but also added some sharp white cheddar, i used the flour and the scallions but since i don’t like thyme i just used my penzey’s fox point seasoning) and i baked it in my little 7×10″ ikea glass casserole dish because i don’t have any cake/pie pans. I’m thinking perhaps it might bake more evenly if some chicken broth were added before baking. Just made this tonight and it was awesome. It looked nothing like yours but it was really good! Looks very Tasty. Delicious. Remove torte from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool. by Jennifer Maidrand | Jul 18, 2020 | Summer. What a wonderful, easy recipe. I made this today after seeing it on your sidebar as a reminder that this is good esp with just picked squash. I made this last night. Can’t wait for the cookbook. This one is a keeper. we altered the recipe so it was vegan and gluten-free. The recipe was very easy to follow and my husband, who does not necessarily love squash, raved over this dish. In fact, I just made it tonight since the farmer’s market (finally) had yellow squash. Drizzle with a teaspoon of oil. This recipe will give me some great practice. very nice with zucchini, especially because it adds another color. Hard to find a good recipe for rolls. Martha Stewart may receive compensation when you click through and purchase from links contained on It was still a hit. You could make it all year round but you might have to substitute zucchini for the summer squash. When you need a comforting meal but don't have a lot of time, whip up one of these fast pasta recipes. To test for doneness, insert a skewer into the center of the torte. I recommend lightly buttering or oiling your foil if you use this method, so that it doesn’t stick to the top layer of potatoes before they shrink down. I really like the crunchy raw green onion garnish. Crumble remaining cheese over top. Layer 1/4 of squash in concentric circles atop potatoes. Oh, and most importantly, it was delicious too. A very sharp knife is your best friend in the kitchen and will help you get the thin slices you’ll want. Diced yellow summer squash, zucchini, and leeks are tossed in butter, seasoned, and topped with Gruyere cheese. Summer Squash and Potato Torte. Thank so much for the seasonal postings sidebar. Must mention: because we normally prefer/require reduced sodium diets (SO much better for you), I will certainly reduce the quantity of salt in this dish – by at least half – for next time. I also took Deb’s suggestion and made it in a cast iron pan (just 2 layers). i made this on wednesday and we didn’t get to eat it until friday…and it was AWESOME. We both commented that this dish reminded us of an “au gratin” side, without leaving you with the “heavy” feeling of all that cream and cheese. Ah yes, rustic. I made this tonight using a Vidalia onion instead of green and grated Romano instead of Parmesan, and by baking it in a 12″ cast iron skillet (kept the same amounts and, marvelously, the same cooking times!) 1 1/2 teaspoons salt SO happy you posted this. Yum! I was just introduced to your site recently, have tried 6 or 7 of your recipes, and have loved every one. Thanks for posting it! I just discovered your blog and i love it! Lay the other circle of dough on top of the torte shell and crimp the edges to seal. Drink. The squash was very tender, but held its shape and did not turn into water. Try it! The thyme and parsnips were a delight. Arrange squash mixture, pepper strips and tomato slices on cheese; fold edge of the crust over filling and brush crust with egg. The summer flavors of fresh time, scallions and squash really come through. This is beautiful!