Sunday Supper, Summer Vegetable Tian

Are you grilling something for supper tonight?

Oh good! I have the perfect side dish for you,

a Summer Vegetable Tian

A tian is a dish made with layered ingredients,

arranged in a shallow baking dish

This one is made with sliced potatoes,

zucchini, yellow squash, onions and tomatoes~

An all in one side to go with grilled meat, chicken or fish

veggie tian

The name tian originates from the Greek word for frying pan,



Thinly slice the squash, potatoes, and onions

Place the slices upright in a circle

around the edge of a round baking dish


Fill the center with chopped onions


Top the onions with halved cherry tomatoes

veggie tian

Season with salt and pepper


Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with cheese

I also added a few dollops of Alfredo sauce,

because I had an open jar in the fridge,

but that is totally optional

alfredo tian

At this point it can be covered and refrigerated

for baking later if desired

When you’re ready to bake it,

bring it to room temperature

Bake it covered at 400 degrees for 30 minutes,

then uncover and continue baking for 30-35 more minutes

Summer Vegetable Tian

An all in one side dish combines vegetables and potatoes, perfect for serving with grilled meat, chicken or fish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • large round baking dish


  • 1-2 baking potatoes * unpeeled
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 large yellow squash
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 2-3 oz grated or shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup light Alfredo sauce optional
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil
  • fresh basil leaves cut into chiffonade


  • Cut the potato as thinly as possible so it will cook through.
  • Slice the squash and onion into a little thicker slices.
  • Chop about 1/4 of the onion slices and reserve.
  • Layer the potato slices with squash and onion into a spiral pattern in a greased round baking dish.
  • Fill center with diced onion and top with cherry tomatoes.
  • Drizzle the tian with olive oil, season with salt & pepper, and sprinkle with cheese.
  • Add dollops of Alfredo on top if desired. Cover tightly and refrigerate up to 24 hours before baking.
  • Bring dish to room temperature if it has been refrigerated. Bake covered at 400 for 30 minutes, uncover and continue to bake for 30-45 more minutes or until vegetables are tender. Garnish with basil.
Keyword cherry tomato bake, squash, potatoes, tomatoes, vegetable casserole, vegetable tian


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29 Responses to “Sunday Supper, Summer Vegetable Tian”
  1. Bernadette says:

    Lovely to look at and I am sure delicious to taste.

  2. Such a lovely summer dish!

  3. Pam says:

    Jenna, this looks like the perfect side dish to go with any meat. It is a lovely presentation as well. Happy Sunday and stay cool!

  4. Rita C. says:

    Yum! Really looks good!

  5. Nancy Andres says:

    Lovely recipe and colorful dish that I’d serve without the parmesan, use a vegan cheese, a can of pinto or cannellini beans, and crusty whole grain bread for a meatless yet plant protein rich delight. Thanks for sharing at the July 15, 2923 edition of HIH. Please see my posts #18 through 21 and enjoy! Nancy Andres @ Colors 4 Health

  6. Barbara at Mantel and Table says:

    Oh that sounds delicious Jenna! And I love the added alfredo sauce! Can’t wait to try this one – thanks!

  7. I’d never heard the term ‘tian’ until this week, and now I’ve seen it at least a half dozen times. Must be the new thing. Your’s looks delicious.

  8. lghiggins says:

    Tian is new to me. It is beautiful, healthy, and looks delicious.

  9. Wendy says:

    Yum. I’d totally do this. Alfredo sauce is a great addition.

  10. Lovely presentation – anything made with potatoes is a hit at our house!

  11. Kari says:

    Yummy Jenna.

  12. Kim says:

    Oh this looks so yummy Jenna! I’ve never heard of tian before but what a great idea. The cheese and alfredo are a must lol. Thanks for sharing and happy Monday to you!

  13. Judee says:

    It looks so pretty and is relatively easy to make. Thanks for the recipe.

  14. Mary says:

    A beautiful and delicious way to eat your veggies Jenna! ♥

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