Winter vegetable gratin

(16 ratings)
winter vegetable gratin
winter vegetable gratin
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Essentials recipe A brilliant one-pot family meal! For extra flavour, sprinkle some Red Leicester cheese over the top before grilling


  • 25g (1oz) butter
  • 1 large leek, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2¼ lb (1kg) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 500g ready-made cheese sauce
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 100g (4oz) grated Cheddar cheese
  • 100g (4oz) fresh breadcrumbs

Don't fancy leeks and carrots? Any cooked vegetable will work well with this dish.


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F, gas mark 5). Melt the butter in a pan and cook the leek for 5 mins until it softens.
  2. Boil the carrots for 10 mins, then the potatoes for 5 mins until almost tender. Drain and add to the leek. Pour over the cheese sauce, add the mustard and a little seasoning, and mix well over a low heat.
  3. Pour the veg into a baking dish and top with the cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake for 20 mins until golden and bubbling.
  4. Serve with salad or some steamed broccoli.

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