Butternut Squash Gratin

Gratin's are usually loaded with butter and cream, this lightened version is healthier and flavorful, you won't miss all the cream! A perfect side dish for Turkey or Roasted Chicken.

Gratin’s are usually loaded with butter and cream, this lightened version is healthier and flavorful, you won’t miss all the cream! A perfect side dish for Turkey or Roasted Chicken.

Gratin's are usually loaded with butter and cream, this lightened version is healthier and flavorful, you won't miss all the cream! A perfect side dish for Turkey or Roasted Chicken.

The quickest and easiest way I found to cut the butternut is with the Inspiralizer . You may have seen me do that on my noodle-less butternut squash lasagna recipe I posted a few weeks ago, it is so much easier than using a knife.

Easy way to slice a butternut

Butternut Squash Gratin

Gratin's are usually loaded with butter and cream, this lightened version is healthier and flavorful, you won't miss all the cream! A perfect side dish for Turkey or Roasted Chicken.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pound (1 medium) butternut squash, peeled
  • ½ cup 2% reduced fat milk
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • ¾ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup whole wheat or gluten-free panko

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice butternut squash into 1/4-inch thick slices. You can do this with a knife, I did this with my spiralizer which is much easier, click here for directions.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the milk, garlic, shallot, thyme, ½ of the parmesan, ½ teaspoon salt and pepper.  Add the squash and toss to coat. Spray a medium oven-safe casserole dish with cooking spray.  Transfer squash mixture to casserole dish and set aside.
  4. In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt butter.  Add breadcrumbs, remaining parmesan, ¼ teaspoon salt, and pepper.  Evenly spread breadcrumb mixture over squash, cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.  Uncover and broil 2-3 minutes to brown top (watch carefully because it browns quickly!)

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1/6th

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 4
  • Points +: 4
  • Calories: 161
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 17mg
  • Sodium: 250mg
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 5g

Gratin's are usually loaded with butter and cream, this lightened version is healthier and flavorful, you won't miss all the cream! A perfect side dish for Turkey or Roasted Chicken. Gratin's are usually loaded with butter and cream, this lightened version is healthier and flavorful, you won't miss all the cream! A perfect side dish for Turkey or Roasted Chicken. Gratin's are usually loaded with butter and cream, this lightened version is healthier and flavorful, you won't miss all the cream! A perfect side dish for Turkey or Roasted Chicken. Gratin's are usually loaded with butter and cream, this lightened version is healthier and flavorful, you won't miss all the cream! A perfect side dish for Turkey or Roasted Chicken.