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Orange Vegetable Gratin

If you like vegetables, this Orange Vegetable Gratin might be a recipe you’ll embrace.

With squash, sweet potatoes and carrots as the base, you can’t go wrong with using this as a side dish. The ingredients are pretty straightforward although I’ve made a few changes on the amounts and have paleo-ized the recipe by using almond flour instead of bread crumbs.

Ingredients for Orange Vegetable Gratin

Ingredients for Orange Vegetable Gratin

After preparing your ingredients, they’ll be put in a casserole dish for baking.

Orange Vegetable Gratin

Orange Vegetable Gratin

Add the a tad of grated fresh aged parmesan cheese, almond flour, salt and pepper …

Add Grated Parmesan

Add Grated Parmesan

Then bake.  Ready to try it?

Ingredients

  • 1 acorn squash, seeded, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut in half lengthwise, then into chunks
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons Kerrygold butter
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup grated aged parmesan cheese (if you’re not a strict paleo dieter)
  • Salt & pepper (to your taste)

Directions

  1. Heat the butter in a large skillet. I had to use two skillets for this step as the recipe says to keep them in a single layer.
  2. Saute the vegetables for about 15 minutes until they start to brown and are just tender.
  3. Preheat oven to 375.
  4. Transfer all the vegetables to a baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, almond flour and 1/2 the cheese but do not stir as you want this to sit on top and get crunchy.
  6. At about 20 minutes, remove the casserole from the oven, stir the ingredients and bake for approximately 20 minutes.
  7. You want to remove the casserole when everything looks golden and the vegetables are soft. Pricking a fork through one of the larger vegetable pieces and having it be soft is the best way to know if its cooked.
  8. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and serve.

That’s pretty much it. I used a whole acorn squash and reduced the sweet potatoes from two to one.

The results?

Orange Vegetable Gratin

Orange Vegetable Gratin

I served this with baked chicken and fresh sliced pineapple.

Enjoy!

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