Butternut Squash, Apple, Onion Au Gratin
This review is written by a family that typically would not eat squash. We are a meat and potatoes family and don't usually venture from the very typical brocolli, green beans, peas, carrots types of veggies.
I was unsure of this recipe, but had a squash I needed to use. This recipe sounded the most appealing to me.
My daughter had 3 helpings! My son ate 1 and everyone liked it, though it was pretty unanimous that more cheese would have been better. The sweet flavor with the sharp cheddar was a great contrast.
Personally, I could have done without the cinnamon too because it made the apple taste like apple pie and that threw me off.
We chopped everything into 1/2" cubes, tossed it in the flour mixture, added the cheese and bacon to the bag and tossed that too, then added it all to the dish, poured 1/2 c broth over it and sprinkled a few red pepper flakes on it. I baked it for about an hour.
So next time, personally, I'd take the cinnamon out and maybe add a bit of cayenne or something to spice it up a tiny bit. The red pepper flakes were good, but too hot for my kids.
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Oct. 27, 2008