Cheesy Courgette Gratin

  • 10MINS
  • 1HR
  • 279KCAL

This simple layered gratin is perfect for a comforting meal on cooler nights, combining courgette, tomato and potato with a golden cheesy topping.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories279
  • Carbs32g
  • Sugars12g
  • Protein13g
  • Fat8.3g
  • Saturates4.3g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

This super hearty, comforting dish is perfect for enjoying on those cooler evenings and is the ideal quick dinner, as well as being a great accompaniment to pretty much any dish.

We’ve used a mandoline to slice our vegetables, but if you don’t have one then you could use a knife instead – just try to get nice, even thin slices when you’re cutting.

You can use whichever colour of courgette you prefer as there’s no difference in taste. We do like the extra pop of colour that using half of a yellow one and half of a green one adds though!

It might be tempting to peel your potatoes, but leaving the peel on helps to give this dish a really lovely crunch and golden colour. If you’d prefer to remove the peel then you definitely can, but your dish may not be as crunchy or golden when baked.

This Cheesy Courgette Gratin doesn’t freeze particularly well, but it will be fine in the fridge for up to 2 days, so it’s perfect for portioning up and enjoying for a tasty lunch as well.

What diets is this Cheesy Courgette Gratin suitable for?

This Cheesy Courgette Gratin is suitable for gluten free diets as long as you use gluten free alternatives to the following ingredients:

  • Stock cube

It can also be made suitable for vegetarian diets as long as you use vegetarian versions of the following ingredients:

  • Parmesan cheese

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Cheesy Courgette Gratin recipe?

  • You’ll need to count 5 Points per portion of this Cheesy Courgette Gratin recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You’ll need to count 5 Points per portion of this Cheesy Courgette Gratin recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You’ll need to count 3 Points per portion of this Cheesy Courgette Gratin recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Cheesy Courgette Gratin?

A mandoline would make slicing your veggies easier, but this isn’t essential and you can also just use a knife instead.

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You’ll need a mandoline to slice your veg.

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You’ll also need an oven dish to bake this recipe in.

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How many calories are in this Cheesy Courgette Gratin?

There are 269 calories per portion in this Cheesy Courgette Gratin, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Cheesy Courgette Gratin is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200ºC.

Step 2

Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the onions and garlic until soft. Stir in the balsamic vinegar, and then pour into the bottom of an oven dish and spread out into an even layer.

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Step 3

Arrange the sliced courgette, potato and tomato in an alternating pattern on top of the onion layer, overlapping the slices slightly. Season with salt and pepper.

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Step 4

Mix the cream cheese and thyme into the stock and pour over the courgette, potato and tomato layer. It won’t look like much but once the vegetables start cooking they will add to the liquid.

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Step 5

Pop the oven dish in the oven for 35 minutes.

Step 6

Remove the dish from the oven, the vegetables should be soft and just starting to turn golden. Mix the Cheddar and Parmesan together and sprinkle over the courgette, tomato and potato.

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Step 7

Put back in the oven for a further 20 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbly and the vegetables cooked through.

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What could I serve with this Cheesy Courgette Gratin?

This makes the perfect side dish and any of the following would work well alongside it:

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How do you know when this Cheesy Courgette Gratin is cooked?

Your dish will be cooked with the veg is cooked through and the topping is golden and bubbly. This should take around an hour.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Cheesy Courgette Gratin in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of this Cheesy Courgette Gratin in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Can you freeze this Cheesy Courgette Gratin?

No, this recipe isn’t suitable for freezing.

How do you reheat this Cheesy Courgette Gratin?

From chilled: Pop into the oven and reheat until piping hot.

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Cheesy Courgette Gratin

This simple layered gratin is perfect for a comforting meal on cooler nights, combining courgette, tomato and potato with a golden cheesy topping.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    1 HR
  • KCals 279
  • Carbs 32G
  • WW Points:
  • 5 Green
  • 5 Blue
  • 3 Purple

Ingredients

  • 1 courgette sliced thinly
  • 1 onion sliced thinly
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 potato (with peel left on) sliced thinly
  • 2 tomatoes sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 vegetable stock cube made up with 25ml boiling water
  • 1 tbsp low fat cream cheese
  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme leaves removed
  • 30 g low fat Cheddar cheese grated
  • 15 g Parmesan cheese grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC.
  2. Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the onions and garlic until soft. Stir in the balsamic vinegar, and then pour into the bottom of an oven dish and spread out into an even layer.
  3. Arrange the sliced courgette, potato and tomato in an alternating pattern on top of the onion layer, overlapping the slices slightly. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Mix the cream cheese and thyme into the stock and pour over the courgette, potato and tomato layer. It won't look like much but once the vegetables start cooking they will add to the liquid.
  5. Pop the oven dish in the oven for 35 minutes.
  6. Remove the dish from the oven, the vegetables should be soft and just starting to turn golden. Mix the Cheddar and Parmesan together and sprinkle over the courgette, tomato and potato.
  7. Put back in the oven for a further 20 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbly and the vegetables cooked through.

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Recipe notes

We used a mandoline for the courgette and potato to get even slices. If you haven't got one just try to get even slices using a knife.

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ClaireTuesday 6th April 2021

Just made this but had to put a lot more stock in & cream cheese but it tastes lovely xx

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    HollyWednesday 7th April 2021

    Hi Claire, so glad you enjoyed this Cheesy Courgette Gratin!

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