Dec 22

Cauliflower Gratin

Treat guests to a decadent holiday side dish

Cauliflower Gratin

Serves: 8


• 1 large cauliflower, cut into florets (about 8 cups)

• 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp (75 mL) butter, divided

• 2 cloves garlic, minced

• 1/4 cup (60 mL) flour

• 1 tsp (5 mL) mustard powder

• 2 cups (500 mL) milk

• 1 cup (250 mL) Swiss cheese, grated

• 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

• Pepper to taste pepper

• 1/3 cup (80 mL) panko breadcrumbs

• 1/4 cup (60 mL) Parmesan cheese, grated


1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. Boil cauliflower in a large pot of salted water until tender-crisp, about 5 to 6 minutes. Drain and set aside.

3. Melt 1/4 cup (60mL) butter in skillet over medium. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes. Whisk in flour and mustard powder and cook 1 minute. Whisk in milk and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in cheese and salt and cook until melted, about 1 minute. Season with fresh pepper. Add cauliflower and toss to coat.

4. Pour skillet contents into 2 L baking dish and bake, covered, until the cheese mixture is bubbling at the sides of the dish; about 40 minutes.

5. Stir remaining butter with bread crumbs and Parmesan. Sprinkle mixture over cauliflower and broil until golden, about 2 minutes.

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