Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I recently discovered the unique and flavorful taste of this "less popular" winter squash. I feel that this vegetable is overlooked by most of society. Do yourself a favor and a try butternut squash, if not this recipe, another. However, I feel that you might enjoy this version.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 4oo degrees.
  2. spray 12*8- inch glass baking dish or gratin dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In small bowl, mix together parsley, lemon peel and garlic.
  4. Spread half of the squash slices in baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper and half of parsley mixture.
  6. Top with remaining squash and parsley mixture.
  7. Gently pour broth over squash.
  8. Season with remaining salt and pepper.
  9. Cover with foil.
  10. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until squash is almost tender.
  11. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix together cheese, bread crumbs and oil.
  12. Top gratin with cheese mixture.
  13. Bake, uncovered, an additional 15 minutes or until squash is tender and top is golden.
Most Helpful

Today was the first time I ever cooked OR have ever eaten butternut squash. This recipe is fabulous. I have added it to my cookbook and my mother is making it for her Christmas eve dinner. Very easy too! Thank you!

Kelly M. December 15, 2002

I was looking for an alternative to potato gratin, and I stumbled upon this. I had never cooked squash before, but I found this to be a very easy recipe to follow. The squash also blended nicely with the garlic, parsley, and lemon. The only change that I made was that I used gluten free corn breadcrumbs to make this Celiac Friendly. Thanks for posting such a tasty, simple recipe

JustDrea81 March 08, 2010