Blue Cheese And Butternut Squash Dauphinoise


By Sarah at essbeevee.co.uk

Butternut squash is magical. It's filling, like sweet potato, but it isn't a proper carb. Choosing butternut squash as a vehicle for wonderful ingredients (in this case, cheese) is a no-brainer. This is kind of a gratin/dauphinoise and is creamy, tasty and cheesy.

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 500ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 150g blue cheese
  • 150g mozzarella
  • Dried rosemary
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 leek
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • Oil for cooking
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Method

Preheat the oven to 190°C. To make it easier to cut, pierce your butternut squash a few times all over and microwave for 3 minutes. Then peel, de-seed and chop the whole lot into thin slices. Chop the leek into thin slices and set aside.

In a saucepan, simmer the milk. Then add the cornflour (combine the flour with a drop of milk or water first to form a paste, so it doesn’t go lumpy). Add a teaspoon of rosemary, a sprinkle of salt and pepper, crush your garlic into it, then crumble the blue cheese into the milk. Simmer it for 15-20 minutes on a medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Add about half of the squash and leek into the bottom of your lasagne dish and sprinkle half the mozzarella over the top.

Drizzle about half the blue cheese sauce over the top and then add the remainder of the vegetables.

Add another layer of the blue cheese sauce over the second layer of veg, trying to give a fairly even coverage, and sprinkle the remainder of the mozzarella over the top.

Bake it for 40-45 minutes, until the squash is soft and the cheese is golden-brown. Serve it with green veg. This also freezes really well – I’d actually say it tasted better after being frozen – so save some for later too!

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