Pumpkin Gratin

Halloween is around the corner and we’re all getting our outfits ready for either a cool Halloween party, trick-or-treating, and a whole lot of pumpkins to eat or decorate our houses with. Dishtales loves Halloween and has a special recipe for you to kick-off Halloween week! Remember last week’s Dishtales People post where Ben (click here for the post) created that spectacular chickpea salad, that instantly became a Dishtales favorite? Well, prepare yourself, because we’re about to present the second dish that he cooked that day! Together we customized these incredibly delicious fall products into this stunning, Halloween proof Pumpkin Gratin.
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Blending fresh pumpkin slices with potato slices and a shitload of cream…how can that NOT work? 🙂 I love the simplicity of this recipe and when we discussed the recipe, I knew that this would be the perfect dish to present at a Halloween dinner party or as a side dish for…I dunno, anything really! 😉 The combination of rosemary with that the sweetness of pumpkin slices if priceless and we discovered how the finishing touch really made the difference. What was the finishing touch? Well, it was actually supposed to be a pretty garnish of lime zest. This is exactly what I love about daring to experiment in the kitchen. Only when we do that we find out how something as simple as adding lime zest can lift the flavors of a dish to a whole new dimension. I’m very curious to hear what you guys think of this recipe (and if you cooked it, how it turned out!).

A big thank you to Ben for sharing so much foodieness on dishtales.com! HAPPY HALLOWEEN WEEK EVERYONE!


Pumpkin Gratin


  • Serves 4-6
  • 1 pumpkin (approximately 1 kg)
  • 500 gr potatoes
  • 500 ml cream
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Salt & pepper
  • Parmesan cheese (grated)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200C/400F
  2. Slice pumpkin and potatoes into approximately 1 cm thick slices.
  3. Chop fresh rosemary finely and set aside
  4. Prepare your cream by adding crushed garlic, salt & pepper to it.
  5. Grease a baking dish with butter. Start layering your potato and pumpkin slices into the dish.
  6. Pour the cream mixtures over the dish (evenly), cover the dish with aluminum foil, pinch some holes into the aluminum foil (with a fork) and place the dish into the oven for about 45 minutes
  7. After 45 minutes, take off the aluminum foil and cover the dish with grated Parmesan cheese.
  8. Place back into the oven and continue cooking for about 10 minutes (check on dish regularly) until you have a beautiful golden brown crust. Don't forget to grate some lime zest over this dish, it'll make the difference, we promise! 🙂
  9. Happy Halloween!


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