Pumpkin-spinach gratin with crispy Parmesan crust

Pumpkin-spinach gratin with crispy Parmesan crust

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Enikö G.

Enikö G.

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Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

25 min

Baking

20 min

Resting

5 min

Ingredients

2Servings
250 g
butternut squash
150 g
baby spinach
37½ g
Parmesan cheese (divided)
tbsp
olive oil (divided)
¼ tsp
ground cinnamon
½ tsp
ground caraway
tsp
ground nutmeg
tsp
cayenne pepper
cloves
garlic
½
lime
100 g
ricotta cheese
½
egg
75 ml
heavy cream
2 tbsp
breadcrumbs
75 g
smoked bacon (diced)
salt
pepper
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Utensils

oven, large bowl, cutting board, knife, fine grater, citrus press, hand mixer with beaters, grater, small bowl, frying pan, cooking spoon, baking dish

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Nutrition per serving

Cal787
Fat71 g
Protein19 g
Carb19 g
  • Step 1/6

    Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F. Halve and deseed butternut squash, then dice into bite-sized pieces. Transfer butternut spash into a large bowl and add olive oil, ground cinnamon, caraway, nutmeg, cayenne pepper. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat, then set butternut squash aside.
    • 250 g butternut squash
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
    • ½ tsp ground caraway
    • tsp ground nutmeg
    • tsp cayenne pepper
    • salt
    • pepper
    • oven
    • large bowl
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F. Halve and deseed butternut squash, then dice into bite-sized pieces. Transfer butternut spash into a large bowl and add olive oil, ground cinnamon, caraway, nutmeg, cayenne pepper. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat, then set butternut squash aside.

  • Step 2/6

    Peel and finely chop garlic. Zest and juice the lime. Add ricotta cheese, egg, heavy cream, chopped garlic, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, half of the lime zest, and remaining olive oil to a bowl and use a hand mixer to stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • cloves garlic
    • ½ lime
    • 100 g ricotta cheese
    • ½ egg
    • 75 ml heavy cream
    • 12½ g Parmesan cheese
    • ½ tbsp olive oil
    • salt
    • pepper
    • fine grater
    • citrus press
    • hand mixer with beaters
    • grater
    • small bowl

    Peel and finely chop garlic. Zest and juice the lime. Add ricotta cheese, egg, heavy cream, chopped garlic, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, half of the lime zest, and remaining olive oil to a bowl and use a hand mixer to stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Step 3/6

    Add breadcrumbs, remaining freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and remaining lime zest to a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
    • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
    • 25 g Parmesan cheese
    • small bowl

    Add breadcrumbs, remaining freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and remaining lime zest to a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.

  • Step 4/6

    Fry diced smoked bacon in a large frying pan until crispy. Add baby spinach and keep frying until the spinach starts to wilt. Deglaze with half of the lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat.
    • 75 g smoked bacon
    • 150 g baby spinach
    • salt
    • pepper
    • frying pan
    • citrus press
    • cooking spoon

    Fry diced smoked bacon in a large frying pan until crispy. Add baby spinach and keep frying until the spinach starts to wilt. Deglaze with half of the lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat.

  • Step 5/6

    Add spiced butternut squash and spinach-bacon mixture to a baking dish and stir to combine. Spread the ricotta cheese mixture on top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese mixture.
    • baking dish

    Add spiced butternut squash and spinach-bacon mixture to a baking dish and stir to combine. Spread the ricotta cheese mixture on top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese mixture.

  • Step 6/6

    Bake at 200°C/390°F  for approx. 20 min. or until the Parmesan cheese crust is golden brown. Remove the gratin from the oven and let sit for approx. 5 min. before serving. Enjoy!
    • oven

    Bake at 200°C/390°F for approx. 20 min. or until the Parmesan cheese crust is golden brown. Remove the gratin from the oven and let sit for approx. 5 min. before serving. Enjoy!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Pumpkin-spinach gratin with crispy Parmesan crust

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