Parmesan-Butternut Squash Gratin


Crispy bread crumbs add a bit of crunch to tender slices of butternut squash seasoned with garlic and Parmesan, making this a can’t-miss side that even veggie skeptics adore. It’s also easy to make ahead — perfect for holiday feasts.

Crispy bread crumbs add a bit of crunch to tender slices of butternut squash seasoned with garlic and Parmesan, making this a can’t-miss side that even veggie skeptics adore. It’s also easy to make ahead — perfect for holiday feast

Ingredients

  • 1butternut squash (2 1/2 lb)
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Progresso™ panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
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Interections

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Peel, halve lengthwise and seed squash; cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange with slices overlapping slightly in bottom of baking dish
  2. In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Reduce heat to low. Add garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until garlic is soft and butter is infused with garlic flavor. Do not let butter brown.
  3. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs, cheese and 1 tablespoon of the butter-garlic mixture