Delicata Squash Gratin

Delicata is a small winter squash with an edible skin, which makes it a breeze to prepare! Wash, slice off the ends, then halve it lengthwise, seed it, and cut into half moon shapes. It is excellent on its own, simply roasted, or baked in this lovely cheese sauce.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 2 delicata squash

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a medium casserole dish with cooking spray.

  2. Slice delicata squash lengthwise, remove seeds and pulp, and cut into 1/2-inch crescent-shaped slices. Place squash in the prepared pan and lightly season with salt and pepper.

  3. Melt butter in a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes, being careful not to allow the paste to brown. Gradually stir in milk and bring to a boil. Stir and cook for about 3 minutes; remove from heat. Mix in Gruyere cheese and stir until melted. Season with cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.

  4. Pour cheese sauce over the squash and bake in the preheated oven until the squash is fork-tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Garnish with snipped parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

155 Calories
8g Fat
15g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 155
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 228mg 18%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 462mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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