Creamy Cauliflower Gratin Recipe -- Fresh cauliflower smothered in a creamy Gruyere and Parmesan cheese sauce, and baked to crispy, bubbly perfection. The perfect healthy holiday dinner side!
Cauliflower is to me, as shrimp is to Forest Gump this month.
I've had it raw, steamed, roasted, mashed, questionably rotten, stir-fried, and now gratin...ified.
My stomach may be on strike for any and all flower vegetables for the next 6 months, but it's all in the name of the Recipe Redux for December!
Here's what this month's theme entailed:
Grab a Book & Cook
We’re playing a little party game at the end of 2016: Grab your nearest cookbook and ReDux the recipe on page 201, 16, 216 – or any combination of the number ‘2016."
This theme has come up a couple times during my time with the Recipe Redux crew ( see the past posts here and here), and as one of my very favorite themes. I just love having the creativity that comes with the surprise of each recipe page.
I did however, use one of the same cookbooks this year, since it is one of my favorites, and actually one of the few physical cookbooks I own AND use.
I know, I know shame on me. I AM a food blogger though, so digital is my life.
And so, I stumbled upon page 201, for one of my favorite childhood favorite veggies, scalloped potatoes.
And I still love scalloped potatoes. But like I said, December has been engulfed by cauliflower, and so it naturally butted it's flowery head all up in my bidness.
Money Saving Tips for this Cauliflower Gratin Recipe:
- Buy in bulk. Opting for the larger containers of Greek yogurt gives you more for your money than buying the individual containers. Plus, you can use the leftovers for snacks, or recipes like this Greek Yogurt Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing or Savory Cheddar & Herb Overnight Oats.
- Use whole cheeses. Instead of pre-shredded cheese, grating your own saves extra $$$.
Now usually I have an aversion to melty cheese, but thankfully this makes a creamy non-string and squeaky cheese sauce, so I will gladly devour this cauliflower gratin version until my stomach literally goes on strike against me.
More holiday side dishes:
adapted from The New Boston Globe CookBook
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What's your favorite holiday side dish?
Favorite way to eat cauliflower?