My girlfriend said that this is the first recipe she has ever heard me say that I love. I’d say that this must be some pretty darned good Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Gratin. Wouldn’t you?

Well, I do pick apart everything that I cook because I want it to turn out perfect before I post it to you guys, but I truly did love this dish. I totally ate it for lunch the next two days, which pretty much NEVER happens.

One of the best parts about this gratin is that you can actually taste the squash and sweet potatoes. Sometimes things are drowning in the cream and cheese so much that it feels like a cream overload. I also love the gruyere cheese. It’s flavor melds perfectly with everything, so it’s almost hard to tell if it is alone or in the sauce. I love that.

My favorite, favorite, favorite part is the sides and very top where the Gruyere gets a little more crisp. MMMMMMMM, I love the crispy cheese on the sides of the pan. LOVE IT!

This is a fantastic side dish, but I see nothing wrong with eating it with a lovely spring salad. Hooray for changing up the basic potatoes augratin for something a little more sophisticated, but still just as easy and delicious!

Can Sweet Potato Skin Be Eaten?

Yes, the skin of a sweet potato is edible.

Eating the skin of sweet potatoes will give you added fiber and potassium.

Do Orange Sweet Potatoes Taste The Same As White Sweet Potatoes?

White sweet potatoes have a milder flavor than orange sweet potatoes.

White sweet potatoes, when cooked, are drier than orange sweet potatoes.

Are Butternut Squash Low Carb?

Butternut squash is not particularly low in carbohydrates.

One-half cup of cooked butternut squash, has 11 grams of carbohydrate.

Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Gratin

Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Gratin

5 from 1 vote
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


This is a fantastic side dish. One of the best parts about this gratin is that you can actually taste the squash and sweet potatoes.



  • 1 Tub Knorr Homestyle Chicken Stock
  • 2 Tablespoon Butter, unsalted
  • 1 Clove of Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoon Flour, heaping
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 3 Cups Whole Milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • Salt and Pepper , to taste


  • 1 Butternut Squash, Small, 2-3 lbs., peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Sweet Potato, Medium
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1-1 1/2 Cups Shredded Gruyere Cheese


  • In a sauce pan over medium heat add the Knorr Homestyle Stock and Butter.
  • Melt together and add the garlic, cooking for 30-60 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Quickly whisk in the flour until the butter mixture clumps together.
  • Continue to stir for 1 minute to remove the flour-y taste.
  • Add the cream cheese and continue to stir in order to melt the cream cheese into everything.
  • As the cream cheese begins to melt, whisk in the milk. Continue to whisk until smooth.
  • Add the seasoning and about 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
  • Taste, and season more if needed.
  • Allow the sauce to simmer until thickened.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Heat the oven to 375.
  • Grease the bottom of an 8x9" baking dish.
  • Layer the sweet potato and squash slices going, sweet potato, squash, sweet potato, squash until the bottom is covered in a single layer.
  • Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over everything and drizzle about 1/4-1/3 cup of sauce over the top.
  • Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of cheese over the sauce and repeat layering the squash and sweet potatoes, salt and pepper, sauce and cheese ending with the cheese as the very top layer.
  • Bake at 375 for 45min or until tender and bubbling.
  • Enjoy!


Cover and store in the refrigerator


Serving: 1gCalories: 393kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 10gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 258mgPotassium: 1134mgFiber: 5gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 28799IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 344mgIron: 2mg
Author: Sweet Basil
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