Courgettes au gratin with Mornay sauce

Courgettes au gratin with Mornay sauce


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About this recipe: These delicious, rich courgettes are perfect as a dinner party starter or a side to accompany a meat dish. This recipe is very quick and easy to prepare, perfect for a meal with family or friends. Be sure to use vegetarian Emmental cheese such as Président® (made with vegetarian rennet) for this to be a vegetarian dish!


Serves: 4 

  • 2 courgettes, washed and thinly sliced
  • 40g butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 500ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 50g grated Emmental cheese

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. In a saucepan melt butter over low heat and add flour. Whisk well and cook for a few minutes, then add milk, stirring. Add nutmeg, salt and pepper and cook for about 5 minutes, until mixture thickens.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6; meanwhile, divide the courgette slices between four 10cm round mini tart tins or gratin dishes.
  3. Remove sauce from heat and stir in the grated cheese. Mix well and pour the sauce over courgettes, distributing evenly.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until surface is slightly browned; serve hot.

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