It’s that time of year, when the pattypan and straightneck squash are in abundance. Every week, there’s squash in the CSA pickup, so today I decided to try a new recipe. This one is from Joy of Cooking and it’s not low-fat by any standard (I’m sure the Meal Makeover Moms would gasp at the fat) but boy, it is tasty!

Summer Squash Gratin
Serves 6

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly butter a 10-inch gratin pan.
Steam until tender about 1.5 pounds of squash cut in 1/2 inch pieces.
Remove from heat and place in a medium bowl.
Cook in a small skillet until softened, 1/2 small white onion, finely diced with 1 TBSP butter
Add to the squash in the bowl, along with:
2/3 C Montery Jack or Swiss cheese, diced
1/3 C creme fraiche
2 TBSP grated parmesan cheese
1 TBSP white wine
1 tsp ground coriander
Salt and pepper to taste

Pour into the gratin dish. Top with 1/2 C breadcrumbs mixed with 1TBSP melted butter.
Bake until bubbly and golden, approximately 35 mins.

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6 Responses to Recipe of the Week: Summer Squash Gratin

  1. Amy-Sue says:

    Yum! Love summer squash. Must grow some in my garden next year.

  2. Shelly says:

    I’ve got a TON of squash. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe.

  3. Amanda says:

    Looks delicious! I’ve been meaning to try Ina Garten’s zuchhini gratin dish (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/zucchini-gratin-recipe2/index.html), and this recipe will be on my list too. Thanks Erin!

  4. This Meal Makeover Mom is drooling, not gasping! Looks yummy and I might just have to make it. Believe it or not, dietitians sometimes let their hair down and enjoy a bit of butter and cheese… Happy mid Summer!

  5. Beth says:

    Saw this and decided I had to make it, since I have patty pans, yellow squash and an 8 ball squash sitting on my counter. I’ll let you know how it turns out and what the response is. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Erin says:

    @Beth, let me know how you liked it. I loved!! Even the leftovers the next day were quite yummy.