Creamy parsnip & squash bake

Creamy parsnip & squash bake

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr, 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

Want to jazz up your traditional Christmas lunch, but still keep Gran happy? This is the one for you

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
350
protein
4g
carbs
14g
fat
31g
saturates
17g
fibre
4g
sugar
8g
salt
0.12g

Ingredients

  • 284ml pot and a 142ml pot double cream
  • 1 small onion or shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 thyme sprigs, 1 stripped of leaves
  • butter, for greasing
  • 500g parsnips (about 4 large)
  • 1⁄2 500g butternut squash (about 1⁄2 a large one)
  • 25g Gruyère, grated

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Method

  1. Place the cream, onion or shallot and the thyme sprig into a small pan. Slowly heat to just below boiling point, then remove from the heat and leave to cool. Strain, discarding the onion and thyme.
  2. Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 4. Rub the bottom and sides of a gratin dish measuring about 20 x 30cm with butter. Peel the parsnips and trim the ends. Peel and scoop the seeds out of the squash. Thinly slice the vegetables.
  3. Layer the parsnip and squash in the dish, pour over the infused cream, then scatter with the thyme leaves and Gruyère. Bake for 1 hr until golden and a fork slides easily into the veg.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2007

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alkaline_fairy's picture
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My mum made this, and it's absolutely delicious! Even my brother who likes neither parsnip nor squash ate it.
We requested it for Christmas Day as well.

fluffyblueberry's picture
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made for christmas dinner. Followed recipe exactly and it was so delicious! Had lots left so, had it two nights in a row. Will definitely make again.

lougardener's picture
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I made this for Christmas dinner and it was lovely. I made it christmas eve and then heated it up for the dinner. Easy to make, easy to impress guests! Will definately make this again.

gillo-connor's picture
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Made this recipe for New Year and 2 of my guests asked for the recipe.

gillo-connor's picture
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Made this recipe for New Year and 2 of my guests asked for the recipe.

jzbottomley's picture
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Excellent we had this on Christmas Day and it went down a treat, thank you Good Food!

liensirch's picture
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I would highly recommend this recipe and I will certainly use it again.

lewisspiteri's picture

I WILL PASS ON THE RECIPE TO MY AUNT WHO IS AGED86 AND A VEGETARIAN ALL HER LIFE. I AM SURE SHE WILL MAKE USE OF IT.

lewisspiteri's picture

I WILL PASS ON THE RECIPE TO MY AUNT WHO IS AGED86 AND A VEGETARIAN ALL HER LIFE. I AM SURE SHE WILL MAKE USE OF IT.

lewisspiteri's picture

I WILL PASS ON THE RECIPE TO MY AUNT WHO IS AGED86 AND A VEGETARIAN ALL HER LIFE. I AM SURE SHE WILL MAKE USE OF IT.

lewisspiteri's picture

I WILL PASS ON THE RECIPE TO MY AUNT WHO IS AGED86 AND A VEGETARIAN ALL HER LIFE. I AM SURE SHE WILL MAKE USE OF IT.

lewisspiteri's picture

I WILL PASS ON THE RECIPE TO MY AUNT WHO IS AGED86 AND A VEGETARIAN ALL HER LIFE. I AM SURE SHE WILL MAKE USE OF IT.

lewisspiteri's picture

I WILL PASS ON THE RECIPE TO MY AUNT WHO IS AGED86 AND A VEGETARIAN ALL HER LIFE. I AM SURE SHE WILL MAKE USE OF IT.

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