Cauliflower Gratin
 
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Cauliflower baked in a creamy cheese sauce with a crunchy breadcrumb topping! This Cauliflower Gratin is a delicious and easy side dish for any meal!
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Recipe type: Side
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Whisk in the milk and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Stir the cauliflower into the sauce. Cover with a lid and cook until the cauliflower starts to soften, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the Gruyere cheese until melted.
  2. Pour mixture into a 2 quart baking dish. Combine the panko bread crumbs and Parmesan and sprinkle over top. Cover with foil and bake until cauliflower is tender (can be easily pierced with a knifte), about 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 15-20 minutes until breadcrumbs are golden.
Notes
- I've also used Jarlsberg cheese in place of the Gruyere. It's similar in flavor and sometimes less expensive to buy than Gruyere.
Recipe by Love Grows Wild at http://lovegrowswild.com/2014/11/cauliflower-gratin/