Butternut Squash with Parmesan Gratin (#2221)

Serves
Ready
6
1.2
Hours
Prep
Cook
15
Minutes
55
Minutes
Categories
Side Healthy
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds Butternut Squash
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil or canola oil
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced, normal size, or 2 large cloves, or to taste
  • 4 tablespoons Bread Crumbs whole wheat or regular
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Salt to taste
  • 1 Black Pepper freshly ground, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons Cilantro freshly chopped, or parsley

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375° f (190° c) degrees.
  2. Lightly coat 3-quart (13 by 9-inch) glass baking dish with cooking spray or grease with a little butter.
  3. Peel, halve lengthwise and seed squash, slice into 1/2 inch thick.
  4. In baking dish, arrange squash with slices overlapping slightly.
  5. Ina small sauce pan, heat butter and olive oil over medium heat.
  6. Reduce heat to low once butter is melted.
  7. Stir in in garlic, cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring often, until garlic is soft and oil is infused with garlic flavour.
  8. Do not let butter brown or garlic burn.
  9. In small bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheese and 1 tablespoon of the garlic oil.
  10. Brush squash slices with remaining garlic oil.
  11. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then bread crumbs mixture.
  12. Bake about 35 minutes or until squash is tender when pieced with fork.
  13. Increase oven temperature to 425° f (220° c) degrees.
  14. Bake another 5 to 8 minutes or until bread crumb is lightly browned.
  15. Sprinkle some chopped cilantro or parsley on top.
  16. Serve warm.
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