Sunday, January 12, 2014

Cauliflower Gratin Recipe

Cauliflower Gratin Recipe

  • 5 cups cauliflower florets
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups nonfat milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup Fontina or Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 375° F.
In a large pot bring salted water to a boil. Add cauliflower and cook until tender, 7-8 minutes; drain and keep warm.
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 Tablespoons butter. Add flour, whisking to blend and cooking for 1 minute. Add milk and cook until thickened, stirring constantly, approximately 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in nutmeg, 1/2 cup Fontina or Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, chives and pepper.
Pour 1/3 of cheese sauce into casserole dish. Spoon cauliflower into dish, then pour remaining cheese sauce over.
Combine breadcrumbs with remaining cheese. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over the cauliflower and cheese sauce. Drizzle with remaining 1 Tablespoon melted butter.
Bake until mixture is bubbly and bread crumbs are lightly browned, about 20-25 minutes.

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