November 11, 2019
CAULIFLOWER AU GRATIN
How do you make your kids eat cauliflower? Cover it in a creamy cheese sauce and bake until done! Easy enough, right?
Cauliflower gets a bad rap as being broccoli’s less desirable cousin but we’ve proved how delicious is can be. Remember this Cauliflower Soup? Delicious! Try this dish and you’ll be in love too.
HOW TO MAKE CAULIFLOWER AU GRATIN
Steam cauliflower florets for 5-7 minutes or until tender.
Pour over the cauliflower. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
OTHER SIDE DISH RECIPES:
Yield: 8 servings
Cauliflower Au Gratin
- 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets (about 6-8 cups)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup diced white onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
Grease a 9×9 dish or 2 1/2 quart dish.
Steam cauliflower florets for 5-7 minutes or until crisp tender. It will continue to cook in the oven.
While cauliflower is steaming, make the sauce. In a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the onions and cook until tender, adding the garlic for the last minute of cooking. Sprinkle the flour over the butter and cook for a minute. Whisk in the cream, salt, and pepper. Cook until mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 cup of the cheddar cheese until melted.
Pour over the cauliflower. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Cheese with caramelize while cooking. If you like a softer cheese top, wait to add cheese the last 5 minutes of cooking. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.