You are here

Butternut Squash Gratin

Natural.Foodie's picture
<p><a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gratin_courge_butternut_2.jpg">Image Credit</a></p>
Ingredients
  Butternut squash 3 Pound (1 whole)
  Milk 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly grated nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed through a press
  Heavy cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 375°.
2) Cut the squash in half, along the length.
3) Discard the seeds and fibrous center by scraping with a spoon.
4) With a sharp knife, remove the skin and cut into 1/4-inch slices.

MAKING
5) In a large saucepan, combine milk and 2 cups of water. Place the squash and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, nutmeg and garlic.
6) Place the saucepan over moderately high heat, and bring the liquid to a simmer.
7) Lower the heat and continue simmering for 4 minutes or until just tender.
8) Drain well.
9) In a shallow 2-quart buttered gratin or baking dish, transfer the squash.
10) Season the squash with remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
11) Pour the cream on top and place inside oven to bake for about 20 minutes, until browned.

SERVING
12) Serve hot, directly from the gratin dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Squash
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

Rate It

Your rating: None
4.2275
Average: 4.2 (20 votes)