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Pumpkin gratin

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


For the pumpkin

  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • Cut the pumpkin in half, lengthways, and remove the seeds.
  • Put the pumpkin into a baking pan and add salt, pepper, water, and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Remove and scoop out 4-5 tablespoons flesh out of each pumpkin piece. Set aside.

For the bechamel sauce

  • Place a pot over medium heat.
  • Add the butter and let it melt. Add the flour and whisk well with a hand whisk.
  • Add the milk in batches, by whisking constantly, until the bechamel sauce thickens.
  • Add the flesh of the pumpkin into the bechamel and whisk until the pumpkin melts and becomes homogenized with the mixture. As soon as it comes to a boil, remove from the heat.
  • Add 1 teaspoon tarragon, the nutmeg, pepper, and 120 g of the cheese mix. Mix well and fill the pumpkins.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining 80 g of the cheese mix, 1 teaspoon tarragon, and grill them for 10-15 minutes.

To assemble

  • Place a frying pan over high heat. Cut the bacon into pieces and add them to the pan. Sauté until golden.
  • Place another frying pan over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil.  Break the eggs in the pan, season with salt and pepper, and fry for 1-2 minutes.

To serve

  • Serve the pumpkins with the eggs, the bacon, rocket, cherry tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
18 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
37 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
60 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
3 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
6 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
40 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
7 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
32 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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