Gratin de Koussa

Sorry readers, to me koussa is koussa and not squash or courgette or zucchini. Maybe the closest term would be marrow, but I still prefer koussa. Here’s a delicious recipe that I made for dinner with a side lettuce-only salad.

Gratin de Koussa



– 4 koussa, chopped into small cubes
– 1 small onion, chopped finely
– 1 garlic clove, chopped finely
– A small knob of butter
– 1 Tbsp olive oil
– 3 eggs
– 100ml cream
– 100ml milk
– Salt and pepper
– 100g of mozzarella or Gruyère cheese


Preheat the oven to 220C. Fry the koussa, onion and garlic in the olive oil and butter. In a separate bowl, mix well the milk, cream, 3 eggs, half the cheese, salt and pepper. When the koussa, onion and garlic are golden in color, add them to the milk and cream mixture. Stir gently. Pour the mixture in a 20cmx15cm Pyrex baking tray, sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and bake for 25 minutes.

It is a really delicious meal, might be a little heavy but you can make it lighter. To do so, skip the butter, use fat-free cream and cheese.

Easy and very rich in taste.


3 thoughts on “Gratin de Koussa

  1. maria says:

    koussa is koussa i like it…i want some… well i didnt try other than our koussa, but i think you’re right….. looks great.

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