Squash Gratin



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10 Min
55 Min
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  • 3 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 small
    butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 small
    kabocha squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground mace
  • ·
    kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 c
    low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 c
    grated gruyere cheese (about 2 ounces)

How to Make Squash Gratin


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and thyme and cook, stirring, until the onion softens, about 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the butternut and kabocha squash in a large microwave-safe bowl with 1 cup water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave until the squash is just tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Drain and add the squash to the skillet along with the garlic, mace, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Cook, stirring, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the broth and cook until it is mostly absorbed, about 5 more minutes.
  6. Stir in the heavy cream and cook until slightly thickened, 2 minutes.
  7. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter in the microwave and toss with the breadcrumbs, parmesan and parsley; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle over the squash, then top with the gruyere.
  8. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until golden, about 30 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.
  9. How to break down butternut squash:
    Cut about 1 inch off the bottom end with a chef's knife. Scoop out the seeds.Hold the squash against your body and remove the skin with a vegetable peeler; chop.
  10. How to break down kabocha squash:
    Quarter the squash with a chef's knife, then scoop out the seeds. Put each quarter flat-side down and cut off the skin with a paring knife; chop the squash.

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About Squash Gratin

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: French
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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