Winter vegetable gratin recipe

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  • Vegetarian
serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Cooking: 30 min
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  • A brilliant one-pot family meal! For extra flavour, sprinkle some Red Leicester cheese over the top before grilling


    • 25g (1oz) butter
    • 1 large leek, chopped
    • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 2¼ lb (1kg) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 500g ready-made cheese sauce
    • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
    • 100g (4oz) grated Cheddar cheese
    • 100g (4oz) fresh breadcrumbs


    • Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F, gas mark 5). Melt the butter in a pan and cook the leek for 5 mins until it softens.

    • Boil the carrots for 10 mins, then the potatoes for 5 mins until almost tender. Drain and add to the leek. Pour over the cheese sauce, add the mustard and a little seasoning, and mix well over a low heat.

    • Pour the veg into a baking dish and top with the cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake for 20 mins until golden and bubbling.

    • Serve with salad or some steamed broccoli.

    Top tip for making Winter vegetable gratin

    Don't fancy leeks and carrots? Any cooked vegetable will work well with this dish.

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