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Cheesy Vegetable Gratin

November 2011
Cheesy Vegetable Gratin

by 7 people

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Makes: 8 servings

Prep: 35 mins

Bake: 45 mins

  • 1 clove garlic, halved
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/4 pounds carrots and parsnips, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound red-skinned potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 pound rutabagapeeled, halved and sliced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded fontina cheese (4 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees . Rub a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with the garlic clove and 1 tbsp. butter. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the vegetables until firm-tender, about 7 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir the cream, milk, fontina, parmesan, thyme, 1 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.
  3. In a large skillet, melt the remaining 4 tbsp. butter over medium heat. Add the panko and cook, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes.
  4. Layer the vegetables, cream mixture and breadcrumbs in the baking dish. Bake until bubbling and very tender, about 45 minutes.