Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Roasted Vegetable Gratin

Basically if I see a recipe that has butternut squash in it, I am determined to make it. My family has started teasing me about it, because we eat alot of squash. What can I say? It is delicious. I saw this beautiful dish in Family Circle and immediately put it on the menu. It was delicious. Wonderful. I love roasted vegetables and polenta. Yum. Yum. Yum.

Roasted Vegetable Gratin from Family Circle Magazine
1 small butternut squash (about 2-1/2 pounds), peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 medium parsnips (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large sweet red pepper, cored, seeded and sliced into 1/4-inch strips
1 medium red onion, peeled and cut into 1-inch wedges
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tube (18 ounces) heat-and-serve polenta
1/4 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese
8 sprigs fresh thyme
1. Heat oven to 375°F.
2. Toss squash, parsnips, red pepper and onion with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place vegetables in a large roasting pan and roast at 375°F for 45 minutes, stirring twice.
3. Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Slice polenta into 12 slices, each about 1/2-inch thick. Fit slices into the bottom of the baking dish.
4. Spoon vegetables over polenta slices. Drizzle with half-and-half and sprinkle with cheese. Scatter thyme over top.
5. Bake at 375°F for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Up Tomorrow- Barefoot Bloggers-Banana Sour Cream Pancakes and Craving Ellie- Fried Rice with Scallions, Edamame and Tofu


Earle Family said...

Just wanted to say how much I love looking at your blog! My husband loves butternut squash, but I've never prepared it. You inspired me and we had butternut squash soup this week! Yum.

Thanks for all the work you put into this.

Marie said...

I love butternut squash too Maryann! This gratin looks fabulous. Yet another one of your recipes I have printed out to try!

!llegally blonde said...

WOW this gratin looks absolutely delish! Hands down!

Thanks for dropping by and I'm looking forward to more of you :) Hope you don't mind but I added you to my following list. ;)

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

I've never had butternut does it compare to sweet potatoes?

It looks fantastic, though!

Cathy said...

This looks fabulous! I LOVE butternut squash as well, and I love polenta -- every time I make polenta, I wonder why I don't make it more often. This dish looks like the perfect way to combine both!

Kelly said...

Oh this looks so good!
I haven't had butternut squash before, now I definetly want to try it... :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my. Butternut squash and polenta. I'm so there. YUM!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never had butternut squash. After this, I'll have to try!

Alexa said...

Your gratin looks beautiful... a delicious dish to feed your family. I'll have to try it on my family soon. Thanks, Mary Ann!

Steph said...

I love squash too!! Your gratin looks soo good and colourful.

Jessica said...

I have a butternut squash on its way from my CSA and a roll of polenta in the pantry! I've never paired polenta with roasted veggies but I can't wait to try it! I loved broesing your blog (I'm a fellow CEiMB blogger)