Butternut Squash au Gratin

80 8 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each
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8 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Peel squash. Cut lengthwise in half; discard seeds. Cut each half crosswise into thin slices; place in large saucepan. Add enough water to cover squash. Bring to boil on high heat; simmer on medium-low heat 8 to 10 min. or until squash is tender.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in skillet on medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in flour and pepper; cook and stir 1 min. Gradually stir in broth; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until sauce is thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup cheese.
  • Drain squash. Arrange half in 8- or 9-inch square baking dish; cover with half the sauce. Repeat layers; top with bacon and remaining cheese.
  • Bake 30 to 35 min. or until squash mixture is heated through and squash is tender.

How to Select and Prepare Butternut Squash

Butternut squash has a smooth beige skin with slightly bulbous base. Typically weighing between 2 lb. (900 g) and 3 lb. (1.4 g) , this winter squash has an orange-yellow flesh with a sweet, slightly nutty flavour. To prepare, simply cut off both ends of the squash and peel before cutting squash lengthwise in half. Scoop out and discard the seeds and stringy fibres, then cut squash into cubes or slices as desired. If desired, squash can be cut up in advance. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 24 hours before using as desired.


  • 8 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each
Calories 170
% Daily Value
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 330mg
Carbohydrate 14g
Dietary fibre 4g
Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 130 %DV
Vitamin C 30 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • AuntJ |

    Excellent and different recipe for butternut squash in season. Slice the squash as noted to create layered effect. Extra bacon on top is good.

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  • jackiemacc |

    I made this to rave reviews. I did double the sauce recipe. To the poster who doesn't lime peeling squash - just use a regular potato peeler...works great!!!