Butternut Squash Gratin

Gratin's are usually loaded with butter and cream, this lightened Butternut Squash Gratin 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 Butternut Squash Gratin 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

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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:
  • Freestyle Points: 4
  • Points +: 4
  • Calories: 161 calories
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 17mg
  • Sodium: 250mg
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 5g
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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.