Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Recipe of the Moment: Butternut Squash and Spinach Gratin

I had to modify this recipe a bit because I used part of the butternut squash on something else, but definitely worth making, especially with more butternut squash.

Note: I sliced the Parmesan cheese instead of crumbling and it was perfect to bite into a fork full of food and find a large amount of cheese in there.

Bf's review: When you told me what you were making, I thought I was going to have to force it down and smile anyway, but this is actually amazing! I love it! I'm getting more.

Original recipe: here 

about 3 cups butternut squash, sliced
about 3 cups spinach
5 tbsp butter
1 small yellow onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup heavy cream
about 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 400.

Boil spinach about 3-5 minutes. Drain.

Melt 3 tbsp butter over medium heat. Add garlic and onions and stir until soft, about 5 minutes.

In a separate bowl, combine onion and garlic with spinach. Add in salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cream. Stir.

Beginning and ending with squash, layer squash and spinach mixture in buttered pan. Sprinkle cheese on top.

Bake until squash is tender and filling is bubbling, about 20-30 minutes.