Butternut Gratin Recipe

The concentrated nourishment of butternut squash is especially welcome in winter. With its beta-carotenes, sunny color, and natural sweet creaminess, it makes a great combination with apples, zesty ginger and cumin, and flavorful Gruyere cheese to create this warming dish.

Butternut Gratin can be served as a main dish or as a side, and it’s a snap to make:

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1/2 stick butter, melted
1 cup vegetable stock
1 teaspoon fresh gingerroot, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/3 cup Gruyere cheese, grated
4 tablespoons dry unseasoned bread crumbs
salt and black pepper to taste

1. Saute onions and garlic in the olive oil. Mix with the apples, squash, butter, stock, and spices.

2. Place the mixture in a 9-by-9-inch oiled baking dish. Top with grated cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Makes 4 servings as a main dish, 8 as a side.

Adapted from The New Family Cookbook by Bill Eichner, M.D. (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2000). Copyright (c) by Bill Eichner, 2000. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green Publishing.
Adapted from The New Family Cookbook by Bill Eichner, M.D. (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2000).

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Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Delicious recipe,must try it.Thanks for sharing

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey2 years ago

This looks really good, however, I would omit the apples. I like my butternut squash savory, never as sweet.

Jennifer C.
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J.L. A.
JL A.2 years ago


Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson2 years ago


Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

Thanks for the recipe.

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago


Mervi R.
Mervi R.5 years ago

Lovely, I absolutely love butternut squash, but mine will have to be a vegan version, though.

Kirsty Robson
Kirsty Robson5 years ago


Jessica S.
Jessica S.5 years ago

I might try that, thanks