Monday, March 19, 2012

Butternut Squash Gratin

Flavorful Butternut Squash Gratin is a sweet and savory side dish. The squash and apples add the sweetness, which pairs nicely with the savory onions and sharp cheddar cheese.

Butternut Squash Gratin
Adapted from Simple Bites

·3 cups butternut squash, peeled and diced into small chunks
·½ cup onion, finely chopped
·½ cup apple, finely chopped
·1 egg
·½ tsp salt
·2 TBS light mayonnaise
·⅔ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
·⅓ cup gluten free breadcrumbs
·Pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 350˚. Grease an 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Place diced butternut squash into a microwave safe bowl with 2 teaspoons of water. Cover and steam on high for 3 minutes.

Heat EVOO in a small pan and add onions. Sauté on medium heat, stirring often, until softened.

In a medium bowl, beat egg, salt and mayonnaise together. Add ⅓ cup of cheese, breadcrumbs, onion, apple, and squash. Gently fold together to combine. Season with pepper.

Spoon into prepared baking dish and top with remaining ⅓ cup of cheese. Bake for 45 minutes, or until heated through and cheese on top is slightly browned. Serve hot.

Yield: 4-6