Cauliflower Au Gratin

Guess you could say that I am on a cauliflower kick but how could you not when only 1/2 cup of cooked cauliflower is only 14 calories! Here is my spin on a favorite dish , potatoes au gratin! I kid you not that it tastes just as well! I think most people don’t prefere cauliflower because of the bland taste but I am positive with this recipe It could change your mind! The buffalo Cauliflower was a big hit and this one is right up there!

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What you need:

1 (3-pound) head cauliflower, cut into large florets
Pepper to season
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups hot milk
3/4 cup freshly grated white cheddar cheese
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/4 cup fresh panko bread crumbs
Directions:
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1.  Over medium heat melt butter, combine flour to create a paste. This will thicken the cheese sauce you will make.
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2. Slowly add in milk. Once it starts to bubble add in grated white cheddar cheese. Stir and mix well.
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3. Add in Parmesan cheese. Mix well.
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4. Pour cheese sauce over cooked cauliflower. Then sprinkle on bread crumbs for the crunchy topping! Add butter on top to melt overtop to brown the breadcrumbs! Cook at 450 for about 20 minutes or until cheese is golden brown and melted.
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One thought on “Cauliflower Au Gratin

  1. Stephane says:

    Had to cook a slightly similar version for my wife all the time when she was pregnant. Used to serve if whith any white fish. Classic comfort food.

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