Cheddar, Root and Pear Gratin – Diabetic Friendly Recipes

January 6, 2022

Patty James

This hearty and stunning casserole can be a side dish or even a main dish. For more diabetes-friendly recipes, download the Foogal app on Google Play and the App Store.

Mealtime: Dinner
Cuisine type: American
Cooking time: 1 hour and 35 minutes
Active preparation time: 45 minutes
Number of servings: 6
Dish type: Main, side
Level: Intermediate



  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 2 zucchini
  • 3 pears
  • 1/2 cups of cream
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 pinch dried rosemary
  • 10 fresh sage leaves
  • 3 1/2 ounces cheddar
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper




Step 1:

Heat the cream in a saucepan with chopped garlic, rosemary and whole sage leaves. Turn off the heat and let steep, covered.


Step 2:

Meanwhile, peel the potatoes and sweet potatoes. Steam until they are tender ( 20-30 minutes). Allow to cool, then cut into thin slices.


Step 3:

Peel pears and cut them into strips along with zucchini (no need to peel them).


Step 4:

Butter a round baking dish. Fill the dish, alternating 1 row of potatoes, 1 row of pears, 2 rows of sweet potatoes and 2 rows of zucchini (place them tightly against each other to make them stand upright).


Step 5:

Remove the sage leaves in the sauce. Add salt and pepper, to taste, and pour over the vegetable slices. Sprinkle with grated cheddar.


Step 6:

Bake for about 1 hour in a preheated oven at 390°F (200°c).




cheddar root and pear gratin diabetic friendly recipes




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