Zucchini is full of surprises. It's a fruit, though it's most often treated like a vegetable. It can grow to great sizes, is low in calories, and has more potassium than a banana! And here’s one more reason: It makes a superb casserole.
Packed with antioxidants, this dish is as healthy as it is flavorful. It uses a lightened-up bechamel sauce, so you get the richness without the butter. And the fancy sage garnish couldn't be easier: All you need is 10 seconds to flash-fry the fresh leaves in some vegetable oil.
Layer-and-bake dishes offer ways to turn leftovers into something luscious -- and they're ideal mediums for healthful ingredients. In this dish, a little Gruyere cheese provides a decadent texture, while sweet potatoes, leeks, and tangy grated apple make the dish especially moist, so you can use less fat.
This is a rich, magnificent dish, so enjoy it and don't even think about replacing the heavy cream with anything else or skimping on the amount. A sprinkle of lemon zest at the end gives it a bright pop.
Assemble the scalloped potatoes up to 6 hours in advance and refrigerate, covered with foil. Allow potatoes to come to room temperature before baking. Bake along with the turkey during the last 1 1/2 hours of roasting.