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Potatoes and Squash Au Gratin

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Potatoes and Squash Au Gratin

Holiday recipes are not exactly designed with nutrition in mind. And why should they be? Live a little! Still, you need to get those vitamins in during the cold winter months. Potatoes and Squash Au Gratin is the perfect solution – just douse those vitamins with starch and cheese. Problem solved.

Potatoes and Squash Au Gratin

Even better, you can bake potatoes and squash au gratin dish in a cast iron skillet, and making it a true one-pot dish or you can bake it in a beautiful pie plate with a really nice crust. It travels well and makes mouths water. The holidays are about impressing your friends with comfort food, right? Well, at least my holidays are? Okay, moving on.

I love complex layering of flavors, a signature of far eastern cuisine, but sometimes, you gotta really just love food the way G-d made it – to be tasted! Despite pumpkin-spice everything, squash actually has a pretty delicate flavor that needs to be wooed out of it’s cocoon.

Potatoes and Squash Au Gratin

Being totally real with you all, the simpler you can make a dish with a few quality ingredients, the better. Instead of adding a bunch of flavor here and there, just make love to a few small ingredients, bringing out the best of what they have to offer.

And when your family asks you to bring a vegetable to the family potluck, say “no problem!” You will make an absolutely mouth-watering potatoes and squash au gratin, then smother it in delicious cheese. Make the recipe your go-to. Priorities, right?

Potatoes and Squash Au Gratin

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Potatoes and Squash Au Gratin

Potatoes and Squash Au Gratin

Potatoes and Squash Au Gratin

Ingredients

  1. • 2 tablespoons butter
  2. • 1/2 onion thinly sliced
  3. • 1 zucchini sliced in rounds 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick
  4. • 1 yellow squash sliced in rounds 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick
  5. • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  6. • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  7. • 1/4 cup parmesan
  8. • 1 cup shredded smoked gouda (or whatever really nice, melty cheese you prefer)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until the edges start to brown. Add garlic and cook for additional 1 minute. Add cream and simmer until bubbly and starting to thicken. Slowly stir in parmesan. Add zucchini and yellow squash and cook an additional 5-6 minutes.
  3. Cover with smoked gouda and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is golden brown.
  4. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
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