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October 20, 2021
Made famous from the great Disney movie about a mouse,
this dish is very simple to create.
It uses eggplant, squash, tomatoes, etc. It's a delightful side dish.
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 zucchini, trimmed and very thinly sliced
1 yellow squash, trimmed and very thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, cored and very thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
1 eggplant, sliced
1/2 onion, chopped
1/4 cup of minced garlic
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
3 Tablespoons Mascarpone cheese or Mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
Spread tomato paste into the bottom of a 10x10-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with onion and garlic and stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil and water until thoroughly combined. Season with salt and black pepper.
Arrange alternating slices of eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper, starting at the outer edge of the dish and working concentrically towards the center. Overlap the slices a little to display the colors. Drizzle the vegetables with 3 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Sprinkle with thyme leaves. Cover vegetables with a piece of parchment paper cut to fit inside.
Bake in the preheated oven until vegetables are roasted and tender, about 45 minutes. Serve with dollops of mascarpone or mozzarella cheese.