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Parmesan Butternut Squash Gratin

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Parmesan Butternut Squash Gratin — Beautiful butternut squash, sliced and roasted with a panko-crusted Parmesan cheese topping. This is a great side dish for your holiday meal plan.

The holidays are upon us so we have to start thinking about delicious side dishes to go with our perfectly roasted turkey.

The normals are things like mashed potatoes and green bean bundles as well as sage cornbread dressing. But, one of my new favorite side dishes is this Parmesan Butternut Squash Gratin.

How to Prepare Butternut Squash

To prepare this butternut squash for roasting, you have to slice it in half. Then, scoop all the seeds out like you would a pumpkin.

Once you do that, slice off the round part. Using a sharp knife or a vegetable peeler, remove the skin from both pieces.

Then slice into half-moon shapes.

Butternut squash on its own is delicious, but butternut squash with cheese recipes is my favorite. Parmesan pairs well with this hearty winter vegetable and just happens to be my favorite.

Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Once you have the squash cut, place it in the baking dish in a fan pattern.

Mix together the bread crumb mixture ingredients and sprinkle on the butternut squash. Roast in a 400-degree oven for about 30 minutes.

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Yield: 8 servings

Parmesan Butternut Squash Gratin

Parmesan Butternut Squash Gratin

Wonderful winter veggie all dressed up for the holidays with a Parmesan panko bread topping.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 butternut squash
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan Cheese (fresh is best)
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of red chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set it aside.
  3. Take the butternut squash, slice it in half and clean the seeds out.
  4. Slice the bottom portion off and then use a sharp knife or a veggie peeler to remove the skin.
  5. Slice the butternut squash into 1" thick slices.
  6. Arrange the slices in two rows in the dish, overlapping each other like a fan.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Drizzle the butter over the top.
  9. In a small bowl, combine the panko, garlic powder, Parmesan, dried basil, oregano, onion powder, chili flakes, and salt and pepper.
  10. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the top of the squash, evenly coating each piece.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes until tender and the breadcrumbs are slightly browned on top.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 224mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

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Sunday 21st of November 2021

This is a delicious way to serve up one of my favorite squash. I have never tried to gratin them, but I will now!

Lisa Kerhin

Monday 8th of November 2021

Great idea for a side...I always need more Butternut recipes


Monday 8th of November 2021

I love this! We are watching our carbs starting November so we can enjoy ourselves during the holidays and this is just what I needed.


Monday 8th of November 2021

Mmmm, I love finding great recipes to add to my holiday table. This is a delicious recipe.


Saturday 6th of November 2021

That's some cheesy crunchy deliciousness going on right there!

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