Butternut Squash Gratin

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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.

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.Butternut Squash Gratin

More gratin recipes I love are classic scallop potato au gratin, spinach gratin, brussels sprouts gratin and Winter veggie gratin.

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.

If you have a butternut squash and your not sure what to do with it, this is a great recipe that really goes well with any protein. If you don’t have butternut but another squash, that should work fine as well.

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. If you don’t have one it will take a bit more time and make sure to slice evenly.

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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.
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Butternut Squash Gratin

161 Cals 5 Protein 24 Carbs 6 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Serving: 1/6th, Calories: 161kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 250mg, Fiber: 3.5g, Sugar: 5g
WW Points Plus: 4
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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. 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.

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  1. Made this last night with a pork loin & a cherry-almond slaw. It was delicious but my Inspirializer  would not hold the squash firmly enough to use it. It took forever to slice with a knife- my pork loin was almost done before I even got this in the oven. I was incredibly frustrated. I will use pre-cubed squash it I make it again.

  2. I’ve made this 3 times already, and brought it to 2 family dinners and everyone loved it. Cutting the squash is a pain but well worth it. Also good with dried thyme.

  3. Wonderful way to make butternut. I even went with preseason ed panko so skipped the butter and cheese in the topping. I used asiago laughing cow wedges (2) to mix into the milk, shallots and herbs. I love any winter squash and am glad I tried this one. Would be a nice one to take to a potluck too. I did use the spiral cutter and it worked out just fine. I think adding blanched kale chopped might be good in this too. Had this with your dijon lime chicken legs and a kale salad also from the web site.

  4. This recipe was perfect with a pork loin. 
    My guests had 2nds

  5. It was good, we liked it and it was easy to make!

  6. This was DELICIOUS!!! Everyone in my family gobbled this up, even the ones who don’t normally love squash. Thanks for this!!!

  7. I made this tonight as a side for dinner. It was relatively easy and so delicious! My only recommendation would be to use a shallow casserole dish. I used a medium one that was deep and it took over and hour and half to cook. An absolute keeper!

  8. Absolutely loved this recipe! 

  9. This recipe is excellent! I have made it three times in three weeks (when it hit Facebook ?), once with company. Raves all around! A true winner!

  10. Easy to make, tasts good and can be reheated.