Butternut Zucchini Bacon Brie Gratin
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Garlic Butternut Squash & Zucchini Gratin

The brie and garlic bacon toppings elevate this gratin into a rich comfort food that’s ideal during the current fall to winter transition. This is a wonderful side dish that goes well with roast chicken or even for breakfast the next day.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Anna&Alex
Keyword: 10 ingredients or less, baking, batch-cooking, comfort, family-friendly, freezer-friendly, helping-hands, party
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Anna Rider

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1.5 heads Garlic
  • 3 pounds Butternut Squash About 2 butternut squashes
  • 1 pound  Zucchini
  • wedge Brie
  • 4 slices  Bacon
  • Chives For garnish

Instructions

  • Collect all the ingredients.
    Butternut Zucchini Bacon Brie Gratin ingredients

Butternut Squash and Zucchini

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF (175ªC).
  • Peel the butternut squash.
    Peel the butternut squash.
  • Cut the butternut squash into 1/2 inch (1 cm) slices.
    Cut the butternut squash
  • Deseed the squash.
    Deseed the squash.
  • Cut the ends of the zucchini. Cut each zucchini into long slices, approximately the same thickness as the squash.
    Cut each zucchini into long slices,
  • Arrange the squash and zucchini in baking trays.
    Arrange the squash and zucchini
  • Season with salt and pepper.
    Season with salt and pepper.
  • Put the baking trays with the squash and zucchini into the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
    baking trays with the squash and zucchini

Bacon, Garlic, and Brie

  • While waiting for the squash and zucchini to bake, prepare the garlic. Peel and roughly chop the garlic.
    Peel and roughly chop the garlic.
  • Roughly chop the bacon slices.
    Roughly chop the bacon slices.
  • Heat a large fry pan over medium heat. Pan fry the chopped bacon and render the fat, about 5 minutes.
    Pan fry the chopped bacon
  • Make a well in the frying pan. Add the garlic. 
    Fry the garlic in the bacon grease
  • Fry the garlic in the bacon grease until the garlic and bacon are golden, about 5 minutes.
    Fry the garlic in the bacon grease

Assembling Together

  • Remove the baking trays from the oven when squash and zucchini are cooked through. Test that they are cooked by piercing with a fork. The fork should slide through with minimal or no resistance.
  • In an 8x8 baking dish, layer the squash and zucchini in alternate layers.
    layer the squash and zucchini
  • Slice the brie into thin slices, about 1/2 inch (0.5 cm). Top the baking dish with the brie slices.
    Top the baking dish with the brie slices.
  • Add the garlic and bacon toppings on top of the brie slices in the baking dish.
    Add the garlic and bacon toppings
  • Place the baking dish back into the oven, until the brie melts.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of chives.
  • Enjoy your Garlic Butternut Squash & Zucchini Gratin.
    Garlic Butternut Squash & Zucchini Gratin

Notes

Credit: I got inspiration for this gratin dish from a recipe called Butternut au Reblochon on Marmiton.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 1023mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 24260IU | Vitamin C: 63.4mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2mg