Mushroom and Butternut Squash Gratin

This really isn’t a recipe but a throw together  dish packed with autumn flavours without the stodge.  Sweet roasted butternut squash and silky onions , juicy fat slices of mushrooms & crunchy  cheesy thyme breadcrumbs .

This is a good way of using up leftover root vegetables from Sunday lunch it works with roasted parsnips or carrots .  For me this is perfect a main meal but it would work as a great side dish especially with gamey birds like pheasant or partridge . You can also add chestnuts , walnuts or hazlenuts to the breadcrumbs .

Mushroom and Butternut Squash Gratin

1 butternut squash cut into 2cm cubes
1 large onion sliced
1 clove of garlic sliced
few sprigs of thyme
3 large flat mushrooms roughly sliced
1 heaped tbsp cheese ( stilton or feta)
1tsp of olive oil/rape seed oil
2 thick slices of white bread
Salt and Pepper

  1. Place the butternut squash in a roasting dish with the onions and garlic.
  2. Season with salt , pepper and a drizzle of oil.
  3. Place in the oven at 180degc for 30 minutes, shaking every so often.
  4. at the same time put the bread in the bottom of the oven to dry out
  5. Pulse the dried bread with the blue cheese and thyme in a food processor with a drop of oil and a pinch of salt
  6. Remove the foil from the squash cover with a layer of mushrooms and then a layer of breadcrumbs.

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4 Responses to Mushroom and Butternut Squash Gratin

  1. Eel says:

    You have made mushrooms look delicious! I absolutely love throw together dishes! Well done!

  2. MN says:

    I basically have all these in my kitchen. Making it for tonight, substituting gluten-free bread. Also using white button & babybel mushrooms, red onion. Thanks!

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