Cauliflower Gratin Recipe

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Cauliflower gratin is an easy side dish that pairs well with any protein. The cauliflower in this dish is blanketed with a creamy cheese sauce, topped with a crisp panko topping and baked until golden brown and bubbly.
Side Dish
New American
10
ingredients
8
steps
50
minutes
After discovering his passion for cooking as an Italian language instructor at UC Berkeley, Chef Chris went on to be the co-founder of a culinary event business, specializing in regional Italian cooking, and then worked as a chef teaching cooking classes for corporate groups, cultivating a 5-star rating. Chef Chris now works with a company providing walking food tours of Little Italy as well as teaching his lauded cooking classes.

Ingredients

Servings:
6
For the Gratin
1
head of cauliflower
1 tblsp
butter
2 tblsp
flour
2 cup(s)
milk
1/2 cup(s)
grated Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano Reggiano
1/2 cup(s)
shredded asiago or fontina cheese
1/2 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
For the Breadcrumbs
1/2 cup(s)
plain panko bread crumbs
1-2 tblsp
extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp
black pepper

Directions 8 steps | 50 Minutes

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Remove the outer green leaves and core of the cauliflower. Chop the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. Measure and prep all ingredients.

Step 2

Bring a pot of salted water to boil and cook the cauliflower for 5-7 minutes. Place the blanched cauliflower in a lasagna pan.

Step 3

Make your béchamel sauce. In a pot over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Once the butter is melted, whisk in the flour. Continuously stir for 3-4 minutes until the mixture bubbles and turns into a golden paste.

Step 4

Pour in the milk and whisk for another 7-10 minutes, until the sauce thickens into a creamy consistency. Fold in the cheeses and the nutmeg. Set aside.

Step 5

In a separate bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, black pepper and olive oil together.

Step 6

Pour the béchamel sauce over the cauliflower and top it evenly with the seasoned bread crumbs.

Step 7

Bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes, or until the bread crumbs are golden and the cheese sauce is just starting to brown.

Step 8

Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
233
FAT
14.8 g
PROTEIN
11.4 g
CARBS
14.8 g

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