Butternut Squash and Pecan Gratin Perfect for the Holidays! Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Generously grease a 2-quart casserole dish with one tablespoon of butter and set aside.
  3. Spread pecans on a baking sheet and toast in oven for 5-7 minutes, or until fragrant and deepened in color. Set aside to cool and chop coarsely.
  4. To make a whole squash easier to cut, pierce in several places with a paring knife.
  5. Microwave at high for 2 minutes, then rotate and repeat.
  6. Remove from the oven and set aside 5 minutes.
  7. Cut the ends off of the squash, then cut into large chunks, seed, peel and slice 1/4 inch thick.
  8. Heat remaining tablespoon butter with 2 teaspoons oil in a deep 12 inch skillet or Dutch oven on medium heat.
  9. When sizzling, add onion and sauté 5 minutes until lightly browned.
  10. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute.
  11. Add cream, milk, salt and pepper, bring to a simmer.
  12. Add squash and simmer gently 5 minutes, stir in pecans.
  13. Transfer half of the squash mixture to prepared pan and dot with half of the goat cheese.
  14. Spoon remaining squash mixture on top and dot with remaining goat cheese.
  15. Place on a sturdy baking sheet and bake 45 minutes or until squash is very tender and cream is almost absorbed.
  16. Remove from oven and sprinkle with parsley.
  17. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 412 Kcal (1725 kJ)
Calories from fat 290.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32.29g 50%
Cholesterol 43.68mg 15%
Sodium 342.03mg 14%
Potassium 784.95mg 17%
Total Carbs 27.09g 9%
Sugars 6.12g 24%
Dietary Fiber 5.71g 23%
Protein 9.77g 20%
Vitamin C 37.8mg 63%
Vitamin A 1.7mg 58%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Calcium 278.2mg 28%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 152.52 Kcal (639 kJ)
Calories from fat 107.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.95g 50%
Cholesterol 16.17mg 15%
Sodium 126.62mg 14%
Potassium 290.59mg 17%
Total Carbs 10.03g 9%
Sugars 2.27g 24%
Dietary Fiber 2.11g 23%
Protein 3.62g 20%
Vitamin C 14mg 63%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 58%
Iron 1mg 15%
Calcium 103mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.1
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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