BAKED PUMPKIN WITH CHEESY SAUCE AND CARAMELIZED ONIONS!

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This is one of my baked pumpkin with cheesy white sauce, caramelized onions and sage, one of my top favorite dishes, and for obvious reasons, since its so easy to make (as always), so versatile (it can accompany many, many main dishes) and its so out of this world rich on flavors and textures! I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do!

Enough chitchat! Here is the recipe!

• About 600g of cubbed pumpkin
• Olive oil
• 1 onion, sliced
• 1 garlic clove, minced or my garlic blend
• 2 - 3 tablespoons of vegan butter
• Salt to taste
• Pepper to taste
• Nutmeg to taste
• Fresh sage
• 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
• 500 ml of UNSWEETENED vegan milk
• More salt and pepper
• 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast, optional
• Vegan parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • 1.
    Add the cubed pumpkin to a pot, cover with water, add salt, bring it to a boil then let it simmer for 4 - 5 minutes.
  • 2.
    Turn off the heat, drain the pumpkin, reserve.
  • 3.
    BÉCHAMEL SAUCE:
  • 4.
    On a pot in medium heat, add the olive oil and the sliced onions, stir for 1o minutes or until they are dark golden brown. Add the garlic, stir for 40 seconds more, add the vegan butter, when it melts, add the flour. Stir for 1 minute.
  • 5.
    Add the milk little by little, adjust the salt and pepper, add the nutmeg and the nutritional yeast.
  • 6.
    Turn off the heat, preheat the oven to 185C (365F).
  • 7.
    On a baking dish, add the cooked pumpkin, cover with the béchamel sauce, sprinkle some vegan cheese, and bake it for 30 minutes.
  • 8.
    Turn on the grill to the max temperature for 3 minutes.
  • 9.
    Remove the pumpkin gratin from the oven and serve it.
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