Curried Vegetable Gratin

What do you do if you want to make a gratin but have no cheese, milk or cream?

Curried Gratin

Make it anyways.

And if you only have four medium-sized potatoes?

Make it anyways.

And if you want some buttery thinly-sliced potatoes, but also have some zucchini and carrots that need to be used up?

Make it anyways.

Just trust me on this one.

Replace the usual milk and cheese with some coconut milk and tomato sauce, and toss in a little curry powder.

Supplement the missing potatoes with carrots and summer squash.

Bake per usual.  Savor every creamy bite of vegetables, taking satisfaction in eating such a healthy version of a typically heavy dish.

Curried Gratin 2

Curried Vegetable Gratin

Yield: Serves 6

Curried Vegetable Gratin


  • 4 butter potatoes
  • 2 medium summer squash
  • 3 large carrots
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 3/4 cup (1 13.4 oz can) coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground chili peppers (depending on how spicy you'd like it)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Wash and thinly slice the potatoes, squash and carrots.  Layer the vegetables in this order: potatoes -- squash -- potatoes -- carrots -- potatoes.
  3. Whisk the tomato sauce, coconut milk and spices together and pour the sauce over the vegetables.
  4. Bake the gratin for 30-40 minutes at 375F.


    • Julie @savvyeats says

      I finally restocked my bulk bins, which will make “What’s-in-the-House” cooking a bit easier 🙂

  1. says

    I love this idea! I just made a gratin the other night, too 🙂 Not a curry one, but I’ll definitely need to try this soon.

  2. says

    I make a veggie dish similar to this and I love it. I always find myself wanting to make creamy dishes when I don’t have any “creamy” ingredients. This looks really good and super fresh!

  3. says

    That sounds great! I’m not eating dairy right now so that would be wonderful… might make it tonight with zucchini and carrots…

    • Julie @savvyeats says

      The two spices I go through the most quickly are: cinnamon and curry powder

  4. Steffanie says

    It’s so delicious i already copy the recipes and i am going to make that for our dinner can’t wait to feed that to my family hopefully they like it,for me i love curry soup i always cooked that when i was in singapore.

  5. says

    This is really delicious because I love curry so much. I can have curry all day. Just kidding! I always see curry with meat, I didn’t know this would go better with potatoes. I’m gonna try this at home. Thanks for your recipes. Your site is really informative especially for me.