Butternut Squash and Fennel Gratin

Butternut Squash and Fennel Gratin

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Servings
4
Total Time
30 min
+ baking

Butternut Squash and Fennel Gratin

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) olive oil
  • 2 small bulbs fennel, cored, stalks thinly sliced (reserve fronds)
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup (250 ml) Silk Unsweetened soy or almond beverage
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
  • 2-2 1/2 pounds (900-1 000 g) butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 oz (120 ml) grated Parmesan, Romano or soy cheese   

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Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Butter or oil a 13” x 9” (23 x 33 cm) casserole pan.
  • Place a medium-sized skillet over medium-low heat. Add olive oil and cook fennel and onion until both are translucent, about 10 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  • Stir in nutmeg, Silk and salt. Bring mixture to a boil and remove from heat.
  • Chop 3 tablespoons of the reserved fennel fronds. Spread half of the squash in the bottom of prepared casserole pan. Top with half the fennel/onion mixture and half the fennel fronds, then lightly salt and pepper. Repeat, ending with the fennel/onion mixture and remaining chopped fronds. Salt and pepper again.
  • Cover casserole with foil and place on a sheet pan in the middle of the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the foil, top with grated cheese and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes before eating.