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You Will Need
Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
Large Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
Seafood 145° F |
Chicken 165° F |
Ground Beef 160° F |
Ground Turkey 165° F |
Ground Pork 160° F
Prepare The Ingredients
Quarter apple and remove core. Cut into ½" dice
Stem and mince thyme.
Cook The Vegetables
Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add butternut squash to hot pan. Cover, and stir occasionally until tender and lightly browned, 8-12 minutes.
Remove lid and add apples, thyme, ¼ tsp salt and a pinch of pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are slightly tender, 3-4 minutes. Add cream cheese and ½ cup water and bring to a simmer.
Bake The Gratin
Transfer vegetable mixture to prepare casserole dish. Top with mozzarella.
Bake in a hot oven until cheese is browned and butternut is tender, 8-10 minutes.
Prepare The Meatballs
Mix ground pork, crackers, ¼ tsp salt and a pinch of pepper in mixing bowl until completely combined. Form into eight equally-sized meatballs.
Place a medium oven-safe pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and meatballs to hot pan and turn occasionally until browned on all sides, 6-7 minutes. Transfer to prepared baking sheet with gratin. Roast in a hot oven and roast, turning meatballs once halfway through, until they reach a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 7-9 minutes.
Make The Sauce and Finish The Dish
In the same pan over medium heat, add bacon demi, and 2 Tbsp. water and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in butter.
Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!
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