December 12, 2011

Family Circle Root Vegetable Gratin

I have a slight obsession with root vegetables, I absolutely love them. The fall/winter season is one of my favorite times of the year since root vegetables are so easy to find and there are numerous new recipes to try. My two boys are just beginning to appreciate and eat parsnips and turnips, so I have been looking for more ways to incorporate them into my family's diet. Hence, the McDonald's plate in the photo. As I was looking through the November issue of Family Circle magazine I ran across a recipe for Root Vegetable Gratin, which looked delicious and a great way to use root vegetables.

This recipe has 16 ingredients. It takes two hours of prep and cooking time and makes six servings. The prep on this recipe took me slightly longer than the 25 minutes suggested, I find that it takes me a while to prep butternut squash. I was easily able to find all the ingredients at my local grocery store and didn't have to make any modifications to ingredients. I found that even after sitting for 10 minutes the gratin was still not completely thickened. After sitting overnight in the fridge the thickness was much better than when I first served the recipe. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

My two boys were big fans of this recipe. Root vegetables are always a hit in my household and this recipe was no exception. The recipe states that it makes 6 servings, but I found that it made more like 8-10 when served as a side dish. I would suggest allowing the gratin to sit longer than 10 minutes in order for it to fully set. Overall, a great fall dish.

For the recipe go to Root Vegetable Gratin.


  1. Butternut squash has such great texture and flavor. This looks delicious!!

  2. I love root veggies too :) The Husband eats them because I cook them and the Toddler picks and chooses which ones she will eat!

  3. Looks so good! I found you on MBS - follow me back and check out my blog :)

  4. This sounds tasty. I just saw a recipe for baked rutabaga fries which I'm considering trying--I only use rutabaga in split pea soup.

  5. Wow that looks really yummy!
    Hmmm... baked rutabaga fries sounds pretty good too!


  6. @Jean I agree, I am a huge fan of butternut squash :)

    @E My two boys love some root veggies and not others, my husband just eats whatever someone else is cooking :)

    @The Blonde Duck Sweet potatoes are my favorite also :)

    @Linda Followed you back :)

    @SJB Followed you back!

    @Margaret Yum, rutabaga fries sounds delicious!

    @Shar Thanks :) I agree the rutabaga fries sound great, I so need to try those!


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