Quinoa and Butternut Squash Gratin Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa and Butternut Squash Gratin recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa and Butternut Squash Gratin using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by megalomi

Makes 8 servings



Recipe found here: http://healthycooking.suite101.com/article.cfm/quinoa_and_butternut_squash_gratin

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa and Butternut Squash Gratin

1 lb. butternut squash
1 cup organic quinoa
2 cups water
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. shallots
1/2 cup egg substitute, such as Egg Beaters
1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese

Recipe Directions for Quinoa and Butternut Squash Gratin

  1. Preheat oven to 400. Spray a 2-quart baking or gratin dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. If using pre-cut butternut squash, pierce the package a few times with a fork and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes until squash is soft and tender. If using a whole squash, peel and cube it, then put in a ziploc plastic bag and seal. Then pierce a few times with a fork and microwave as directed above.

  3. Wash the quinoa in a fine sieve thoroughly (about 5 minutes) until water runs clear. This is very important, as quinoa has a bitter protective coating that can linger even after processing.

  4. Transfer squash and quinoa to a large (2 or 3-quart) pot. Add water and salt to pot and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and the quinoa blooms into little spirals. Remove from heat and let rest.

  5. Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat in a small frying pan. Add shallots and cook 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook a minute or two longer, being careful not to let garlic burn. Pour over quinoa and squash mixture, mixing thoroughly. Add egg substitute, 3/4 cup of the cheese, and salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Transfer to prepared baking or gratin dish. Pulse bread in a food processor or blender a few times until fine bread crumbs are formed. Sprinkle remaining cheese and bread crumbs over gratin. Drizzle remaining 1 Tbsp. of olive oil on top and bake for 35-45 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 174.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
207
Calories from Fat
86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.6g
15%
Saturated Fat
3.2g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
369mg
15%
Potassium
397mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
21.3g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
1.4g
Protein
9.6g
Vitamin A 125% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 19% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin A
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