This recipe takes creamy potato gratin to a new level. By pairing it with spaghetti squash, you're adding amazing texture and great flavor to this traditional dish - plus finding yet another reason to buy spaghetti squash!
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Spaghetti Squash and Potato Gratin
Total:
2 hr 10 min
Active:
35 min
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr 10 min
Active:
35 min
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Special equipment: a mandoline

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Poke the squash all around with a fork, then microwave it in 5-minute increments, rotating in between, until the outside is soft and yields a little when pressed with your fingers, about 15 minutes total. Be careful when rotating and removing the squash, as it will become very hot.

Meanwhile, combine the cream, butter, garlic, thyme, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large saucepan. Peel the potatoes, then slice them paper thin on a mandoline, placing them in the cream mixture as you slice. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, then remove from the heat.

When the squash is cool enough to handle, slice it in half, scoop out the seeds, then scrape out the flesh with a fork into a medium bowl. Discard the skin and seeds.

Layer the bottom of the prepared baking dish with 1/2 the potatoes. Top with 1/2 the squash, then the remaining potatoes, then the remaining squash. Pour all the liquid from the potato mixture into the baking dish, and press the vegetables down to submerge. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan on top. Put the baking dish on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake until golden brown and a knife slides easily into the potatoes, about 1 hour. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note

The squash can also be roasted in the oven. Halve it lengthwise and scoop out the seeds, place it, cut-side down, on a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast in a 375-degree F oven for 1 hour or until tender.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Autumn Potato Gratin

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Scalloped Potato Gratin

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Spinach Gratin

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Real Meatballs and Spaghetti

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Potatoes Au Gratin

Recipe courtesy of B. Smith

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Baked Spaghetti

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Spicy Shrimp and Spaghetti Aglio Olio (Garlic and Oil)

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Plaster Chocolate Cake 05:58

This cake is so rich and creamy that Raiza Costa wants to plaster the world with it.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Cupcake Wars

          10am | 9c

          Cupcake Wars

          11am | 10c

          Cupcake Wars

          12pm | 11c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30pm | 1:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          3:30pm | 2:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          4:30pm | 3:30c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10pm | 9c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10:30pm | 9:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          11:30pm | 10:30c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          1:30am | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30am | 1:30c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Mystery Diners

          4:30am | 3:30c

          Get Cooking