Butternut Squash Gratin

"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."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
12 sides




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

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  1. 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!
  2. 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
  3. I'm not giving this any stars because this was the first time we had Butternut Squash. We thought it was okay, but I would like to try some other recipes before I decide whether or not we like butternut squash. I don't think it was the recipe, just our taste preference
  4. Served this last night at Christmas dinner. Everyone raved about it. It wil definately be on the menu again!
  5. Love Butternut Squash-Love this recipe. I cut it back to serve 2. I baked it for 45 minutes (even though it was less squash than the original recipe) before adding the bread crumb/cheese topping then it was about 10 minutes. The bit of lemon zest does come through and add to the overall flavor - Thanks Kyle martin for a very enjoyable squash recipe


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