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
Servings: 6 people
- 1.5 heads Garlic
- 3 pounds Butternut Squash About 2 butternut squashes
- 1 pound Zucchini
- 1 wedge Brie
- 4 slices Bacon
- Chives For garnish
Butternut Squash and Zucchini
Preheat the oven to 350ºF (175ªC).
Peel the butternut squash.
Cut the butternut squash into 1/2 inch (1 cm) slices.
Deseed the squash.
Cut the ends of the zucchini. Cut each zucchini into long slices, approximately the same thickness as the squash.
Arrange the squash and zucchini in baking trays.
Season with salt and pepper.
Put the baking trays with the squash and zucchini into the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
Bacon, Garlic, and Brie
While waiting for the squash and zucchini to bake, prepare the garlic. Peel and roughly chop the garlic.
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.
Make a well in the frying pan. Add the garlic.
Fry the garlic in the bacon grease until the garlic and bacon are golden, about 5 minutes.
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.
Slice the brie into thin slices, about 1/2 inch (0.5 cm). Top the baking dish with the brie slices.
Add the garlic and bacon toppings on top of the brie slices in the baking dish.
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.
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