Healthy Root Vegetable Gratin

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Layered slices of sweet potato, butternut squash and rutabaga topped with crispy panko and parmesan cheese is a side dish worthy of your Thanksgiving table.
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Is your favorite part about Thanksgiving the turkey or the sides? I have to admit it is all about the side dishes for me. Sure I will have a small piece of turkey, but the rest of my plate is filled with side dishes. This healthier take on a vegetable gratin is perfect. A gratin simply means a dish topped with breadcrumbs and cheese, then baked. In this case, I topped root vegetables. What vegetables could be more perfect for this time of year. Root vegetables are at peak season so enjoy the delicious sweet potatoes, butternut squash and rutabaga while they are at their finest. Most gratin also get their flavor from heavy cream which makes them very heavy. In this recipe I used College Inn chicken broth to lighten the dish.
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While I try to make most ingredients at home, chicken broth is one ingredient I am happy to buy at the store. College Inn uses plump chicken and spices to create a delicious broth. It is a pantry staple in my house, as I use it in so many recipes. It is a home cook’s best friend while making dinner. I will even use chicken broth in my salad dressings as a replacement for oil. Other times I will thicken it with a little flour to take the place of cream, and I always cook rice in chicken broth instead of water. I love the home-style flavor it adds to rice. Using chicken broth is one of the keys of success for eating healthfully and deliciously.

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Yields 16

Healthy Root Vegetable Gratin

20 minPrep Time

33 minCook Time

53 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup College Inn low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cut at the bottom of the neck
  • 1 (2lb.) rutabaga, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375*. Spray an 8 x 12 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Using a mandolin, slice the potatoes and squash lengthwise into 1/8 inch thick slices.
  3. Slice the rutabaga crosswise into 1/8 inch thick slices.
  4. Place half of the sweet potatoes into the bottom of the dish, overlapping slightly. Sprinkle with some of the spices
  5. Next slightly overlap half of the squash on top of the potatoes. Sprinkle with some of the spices.
  6. Finally top with half of the rutabagas. Sprinkle with some of the spices.
  7. Repeat all three layers.
  8. Pour broth on and around the vegetables.
  9. Cover tightly with foil.
  10. Bake for 1 hour, or until vegetables are almost fork tender.
  11. Remove the foil, and bake for another 30 minutes.
  12. Preheat the broiler.
  13. Mix panko, cheese and oil in a small bowl.
  14. Sprinkle over the gratin.
  15. Place gratin 3 inches from the heat and broil for about 2 minutes, or golden brown.
  16. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.
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Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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