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janet T. February 11, 2020
I made this with kojinut squash that I found at the farmers' market. I had asked for butternut and urged to try this cross between butternut and kabocha. It's not only delicious but doesn't have to be peeled! I just slice it on a handheld mandoline and use it as directed. It's great.
Shayna October 7, 2018
Made this and was a HUGE hit with kids (2 and 10mo) and husband. I used Panko bread crumbs and added cauliflower and kale to the recipe and it is AMAZING. Seems like you could pretty much add anything.
Ellie I. January 1, 2016
I made this with pumpkin and gruyere. The combination of sweet onions and squash with the salty cheese was wonderful.
Kristinka November 23, 2015
Any way to make this ahead, or must it be served immediately out of the oven?
Jen! November 27, 2014
Just made this for thanksgiving. With a mandolin it's a piece of cake. All of our guests raved about this dish. It's a keeper!
PJ November 19, 2014
Just remember that bread crumbs are not gluten free unless you use a gluten free bread...
Donna November 5, 2014
I avoid recipes like this because peeling butternut squash and slicing thing seems an archaic and very time consuming task. Any suggestion for making it a realistic and reasonable process?
Donna November 5, 2014
Yes, I know. However, it is often not available at Trader Joes (right now they have pumpkin and no butternut) and it is cubed, not thinly sliced which makes a huge difference in cooking times and the nature of the dish. I haven't seen it sliced anywhere. Whole Foods also has it cubed, but it is outrageously expensive compared to Trader Joes!
CarlaCooks November 11, 2014
A mandolin makes quick work of thinly slicing anything (and in fact works really well with harder vegetables like pumpkins and butternut squash). I figure if I'm going to eat the butter and cream, I can put in a bit of work ;)
Barb168 November 7, 2015
Microwave the squash briefly before peeling! Wipe it clean, cut off the top and bottom, poke holes all over it with a fork, and microwave about 4 minutes. It will peel very easily.
carol October 19, 2018
I realize it's 4 years later, but just noticed your question. I too, didn't like to mess with butternut squash until I came across a cheap little peeler that makes easy, quick work of peeling the squash. I got it at Wm.Sonoma for about $4 or $5. It's one of those 2-2.5 inch wide ones. I lay the squash on my cutting board, holding it up at the top and just make long strokes toward me. It's perfect because it doesn't take half of the squash. and when I'm done, I just remove the top and the bottom of the squash, cut it in half, remove the seeds and chop it up! It's awesome. Better than trying to handle a hot squash and getting burned. Been there, done that!
Flexitarian October 23, 2018
try looking in the frozen foods section for cubed/pre-cut butternut squash
Sharon K. November 17, 2018
I put it in the microwave for a few minutes so it is easy to cut and peel. Makes a big difference.
Camilla November 3, 2014
I made this last night with a sharp white cheddar. So easy and delicious! I look forward to using this recipe as a model for other squash gratins through the cold season.
Kerri F. October 29, 2014
Do you have to pre-roast the butternut squash or are you starting off with a raw squash?
Michi October 28, 2014
how thin is "thinly sliced"
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