Wednesday, November 2, 2011

For Your (Thanksgiving) Table


Oh my holy yum.
I originally got this recipe from a friend when I was asking around for Thanksgiving ideas. I was told that it was a must have! I decided I would try it beforehand to know for sure. The original recipe contained over a cup of heavy cream and a lot of butter, so the version I’m giving you now is the “Skinny” version. You need this at your Thanksgiving table. If you don’t believe me, try it for yourself!

Butternut Squash, Potato & Spinach Gratin

1 butternut squash, peeled and sliced into thin pieces.
2 large potatoes, peeled and sliced into thin pieces.
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
6 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
3/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup low fat milk
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil.


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Spray a 1 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Line the bottom of the dish with a layer of the sliced squash, allowing the pieces to overlap slightly.
  • Season lightly with salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt and milk. Drizzle a small amount over the butternut squash.
  • Add a layer of potatoes. Repeat the process of lightly seasoning with salt, pepper, cheese, and a drizzle of the yogurt/milk mixture.
  • Add a layer of spinach. Repeat the seasoning/drizzling process once again.
  • Continue repeating this process until your baking dish looks like so:
  • End with a layer of squash, and top with any remaining cheese or yogurt. Press down lightly with clean hands to help distribute the liquid throughout the dish.
  • Cover the dish with foil and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until the vegetables feel tender when poked with a sharp knife.
  • While the dish is baking, combine walnuts, breadcrumbs, and olive oil. Remove baking dish from oven, uncover, and top with the walnut mixture. Return to oven and bake for 10 minutes more.
  • Let sit in a warm place for 20 to 30 minutes. This will allow for the liquids to set and form the “gratin.”
  • Cut, eat, taste the awesomeness, and enjoy!

Not bad, right?
This is a perfect seasonal meal, filled with warmth and comfort and (thankfully) not too many calories.

You all better try it. Right now.

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