Spiced butternut gratin

Spiced butternut gratin
For this recipe, the butternut squash is cooked in two stages: first roasted, then finished in a gratin with Mornay sauce (bechamel with cheese).
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Last modified on: December 19th 2021

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For 4 people, you will need:
  • 1 smoked cheese 50 g smoked cheese
  • 2 Bechamel sauce 200 g Bechamel sauce
  • 3 butternut squash 1 butternut squash
  • 4 olive oil 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 tandoori spices 30 g tandoori spices
  • 6 French mustard 2 tablespoons French mustard
  • Total weight: 2,170 grams

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
39 min.40 min.1 hour 19 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 3 min.
Spiced butternut gratin
Cut 50 g smoked cheese into small dice or slivers.

Stage 2 - 20 min.
Spiced butternut gratin
Prepare or reheat 200 g Bechamel sauce. Add the diced cheese and mix well then set aside.

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Spiced butternut gratin
Peel 1 butternut squash using a vegetable peeler. Cut in half, scrape out and discard the seeds. Chop the flesh into small chunks.

Put the butternut chunks into a bowl.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Spiced butternut gratin
Sprinkle 4 tablespoons olive oil and 30 g tandoori spices over and mix well.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Spiced butternut gratin
Add 2 tablespoons French mustard and mix again.

Stage 6 - 20 min.
Spiced butternut gratin
Spread out over a sheet of cooking parchment laid on a baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes. The butternut should be soft enough for a knife blade to go through it easily.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Spiced butternut gratin
Put the butternut chunks into a buttered gratin dish.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Spiced butternut gratin
Pour the cheese sauce over. Add any leftover cheese on top.

Stage 9 - 20 min.
Spiced butternut gratin
Bake for about 20 minutes until the top is nicely browned.
If you don't have smoked cheese, opt instead for any other classic cheese.

You can use whatever spice mix you prefer: tandoori, chilli, Cajun...
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
8,663 Kcal or 36,270 Kj383 gr1,476 gr136 gr
433 %147 %139 %21 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
399 Kcal or 1,671 Kj18 gr68 gr6 gr
20 %7 %6 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,166 Kcal or 9,069 Kj96 gr369 gr34 gr
108 %37 %35 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten, Mustard
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 12.73 €
  • Per person : 3.18 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Bechamel sauceBechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Ham "friand" pie, Scallops au gratin, Croque-monsieur potatoes, Spinach and cauliflower with sesame béchamel sauce, Asparagus and spinach gratin, ... All
Smoked cheeseSmoked cheese: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Ham and endives au gratin, Smoky canapés, Scrambled eggs and leeks on toast, Cockles and cabbage with smoky cream sauce, ... All
Tandoori spicesTandoori spices: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Sea bass with Indian spices, Tandoori-flavoured chicken with leeks, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Preserved tomatoes, Croque-monsieur gourmand, Couscous, Sautéed chicken with leeks, Sliced chicken with mushrooms and broccoli, ... All
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