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Pumpkin & Acorn Squash Gratin

If our Thanksgiving party last weekend had a mic drop dish, it would be this. It was gone before I could blink, and it has been the most-requested recipe of the party. Something about the sweetness of the squash and pumpkin and the cheesy, creamy, garlic gratin together. Sizzling. It took everything I had in my power not to lick the dish (I might have licked my fingers though).


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Pumpkin & Acorn Squash Gratin


1 medium size sugar pie pumpkin

1 medium size acorn squash

1 block white cheddar cheese

1 cup shredded asiago cheese

2 cups heavy cream

2 garlic cloves

1 pinch red pepper flakes

1 pinch of salt


Peel, core, halve, and slice your pumpkin and squash. Slices should be 1/8″- thin, but not paper thin. Grate cheese. Preheat oven to 350F.


In a medium size pot heat cream with garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes. Scald by bringing almost to a boil, and then cutting the heat. In a large casserole dish layer pumpkin, cheese, squash, cheese, repeat, ending with cheese. Top with asiago and a sprinkle of salt.


Remove the garlic from the cream and pour the cream into the casserole dish, pouring mainly around the edges so as not to disturb your layers. Bake for 45 minutes or until bubbling, browned, and smelling so good you can barely wait to dig in.

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  • Kaitie Lawlor

    19.11.2015 at 05:54 Reply

    this looks amazing! it’s a great way to incorporate pumpkin & squash as a side but not your typical side dish! love it

  • kristy @ the wicked noodle

    19.11.2015 at 05:57 Reply

    WOW…the cheesy squash looks like the best Thanksgiving dinner comfort food I could imagine! Great recipe, thanks!

  • Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah

    19.11.2015 at 11:31 Reply

    This is so unique! Love the flavor combo.

  • Kristen

    19.11.2015 at 18:57 Reply

    I am all about making savory dishes with winter squash. Your gratin sounds SO good. I am definitely going to try it this year.

  • Susan | LunaCafe

    19.11.2015 at 20:46 Reply

    Wow, this looks fabulous. All that cheesy goodness. Can’t wait to try it. :-)

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  • Leila

    27.11.2015 at 06:16 Reply

    Hey Elena,
    Your Pumpkin & Acorn Squash Gratin is something I would LOVE to try. So many good recipes overall. Quite like the mix that you’ve made. That is one of reasons I adore Thanksgiving.. so many little things and a whole bunch of delicious food.

    Best Wishes,

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