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Easy Kabocha Squash au Gratin

Easy Kabocha Squash au Gratin

The white sauce is easily made using just one frying pan! This is a gratin that is just like creamy, stewed kabocha squash!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Kabocha squash
1/2
Onion
1
Butter
20 g
Flour
4 tablespoons
Milk
400-600 ml
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Soup stock cube
1-2
Natural cheese
as needed
Panko

Steps

1. Cut the kabocha into bite-sized chunks, then microwave for 4-5 minutes.
2. Thinly slice the onion, then gently sauté in the frying pan with butter.
3. Once the onions have fully cooked, mix in a little flour at a time.
4. Add the milk in portions and mix well after each incorporation until it is your desired consistency.
5. Add the salt, pepper, and soup stock cubes.
6. Add the kabocha and simmer a bit until creamy. If you break up the kabocha with a wooden spatula, you'll be able to speed up the process a bit.
7. Pour into a heatproof container and top with cheese and panko (I didn't have panko when I made the one shown in the photo, so I crumbled up some bread instead).
8. The inside is already cooked, so just watch it in the oven and take it out when the surface has browned. I baked it at 200℃ for 10 minutes.
9. I bought a new baking dish and tried out this kabocha squash gratin! The surface is crispy and delicious!
10. Here's the Halloween version! I added macaroni to it.

Story Behind this Recipe

I received some cute, heart-shaped cast-iron casserole dishes, so I prepared kabocha squash au gratin. I tried combining a lot of the steps together since washing dishes is a pain!