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How to Make a Gratin Healthier

How to Make Gratin

Pictured Recipe: Pear & Red Onion Gratin

Get step-by-step instructions for making a healthier vegetable gratin.

To slash calories and fat but keep the flavor in a our healthy vegetable gratin recipes, we roast the vegetables before they hit the baking dish. Then for our “cream” sauce, we opt for low-fat milk instead of heavy cream. Next, we layer the roasted vegetables with the velvety sauce. For the topping, we use fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs (or a modest sprinkle of cheese if you choose) and give it a quick broil to achieve the signature golden gratin crust. Pick your favorite vegetable, decide if you want to add fresh herbs or cheese to the sauce, and follow our easy steps for healthier gratin. No matter what combo you make, a gratin is sure to be a healthy, hassle-free side dish that everyone loves. Get our easy instructions for how to make a healthy vegetable gratin here:

—Hilary Meyer, Associate Food Editor for EatingWell Magazine

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