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Parmesan Butternut Squash Gratin

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Parmesan Butternut Squash Gratin
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6
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Crispy bread crumbs add a bit of crunch to tender slices of butternut squash seasoned with garlic and Parmesan.
Dec 1, 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash (2 1/2 lb/1.25 kg)
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) butter or margarine
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) pepper
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL)chopped fresh parsley

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375º. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Peel, halve lengthwise and seed squash; cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange with slices overlapping slightly in bottom of baking dish.
  • 2
    In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Reduce heat to low. Add garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until garlic is soft and butter is infused with garlic flavour. Do not let butter brown.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix bread crumbs, cheese and 1 tablespoon of the butter-garlic mixture.
  • 4
    Brush squash slices with remaining butter-garlic mixture. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and bread crumb mixture.
  • 5
    Bake uncovered 30 to 40 minutes or until squash is tender when pierced with fork. Increase oven temperature to 425°F; bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Before serving, sprinkle parsley over top.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Do-Ahead: To make ahead, prepare the recipe through step 4. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
  • Tip 2
    Did You Know?: Butternut squash is a tan-coloured, elongated vegetable with a bulbous end and mildly sweet flavour. When selecting butternut squash, look for those that have hard, tough rinds and are heavy for their size.

Nutrition Information

180 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 18g Total Carbs, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 6 Servings
Calories
180
Total Fat
10g
Saturated Fat
6g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
Sodium
270mg
Total Carbs
18g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Sugars
6g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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