Winter Squash Gratin Recipe

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


Submitted by lal36

Makes 5 servings



From New York Times: "This gratin is an easy vegetarian main dish to make and resembles a quiche, but without the crust." You can use any winter squash of your choice.

Recipe Ingredients for Winter Squash Gratin

1 1/2 pounds butternut squash
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
1 teaspoon fresh sage, minced
3/4 cup egg whites
1/2 cup skim milk
2 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated (1/2 cup)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (1/4 cup)

Recipe Directions for Winter Squash Gratin

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Cover a baking sheet with foil and brush lightly with olive oil. Cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds and stringy membranes, brush the cut sides with olive oil and lay cut side down on the foil-covered baking sheet. Bake 40 minutes, or until soft enough to pierce easily with a knife. Remove from the heat and allow to cool, then peel and either mash with a fork, puree in a food processor fitted with the steel blade, or finely dice. You should have about 2 cups of pureed or finely diced squash.

  2. Turn the oven down to 375F and oil a 2-quart gratin or baking dish with olive oil. Heat the remaining oil over medium heat in a medium heavy skillet and add the onion. Cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds to a minute. Stir in the parsley and sage, and squash, and remove from the heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. Beat the eggs in a large bowl and whisk in the milk. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Stir in the squash mixture and the Gruyre. Taste and adjust seasonings. Scrape into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle the Parmesan over the top.

  4. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, until lightly browned on the top and sizzling. Serve hot, warm, or room temperature.

Categories

Vegetables, Main Dish, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 245.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
218
Calories from Fat
99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.0g
17%
Saturated Fat
3.9g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Sodium
436mg
18%
Potassium
642mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
20.4g
7%
Dietary Fiber
3.3g
13%
Sugars
5.5g
Protein
12.1g
Vitamin A 296% Vitamin C 54%
Calcium 29% Iron 8%
* 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
A-
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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