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Butternut Squash Au Gratin Recipe

Description: Attention Butternut squash fans.... you won't want to miss this great recipe.


2 Large Butternut Squash
1/2 cup Purple Onion (or yellow onion), peeled and sliced thin
1 1/2 cups. Swiss Cheese, grated
1 1/2 cups Romano Cheese, grated
1 Tbs. Garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
2 cups Heavy Cream
4 Tbs. Butter or Margarine
1/2 cup Bread crumbs
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Preparation Directions:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut Butternut squash into halves. Peel, remove seeds.
  3. Cut squash into 1/2 inch pieces.
  4. In a bowl, stir together grated Swiss cheese and Romano cheese. Set aside.
  5. In a large pot, mix together the squash pieces, heavy cream, nutmeg and garlic.
  6. Add Salt and Pepper to taste. Use sparingly, as it can be added at the table.
  7.  Bring to a boil.
  8. Remove from heat, and fold 1/2 of cheese mixture into the squash.
  9. Butter or margarine the bottom of a shallow glass baking dish.
  10. Pour mixture into the baking dish, and spread out evenly.
  11. Mix bread crumbs into the remaining cheese mixture. Then, sprinkle this over the top.
  12. Cover with foil, and bake for 30-35 minutes, until soft.
  13. Remove foil and bake about 15 minutes, until the top is brown.
  14. Serve hot.

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