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Creamy Cauliflower Gratin Recipe -- Fresh cauliflower smothered in a creamy Gruyere and Parmesan cheese sauce, and baked to crispy, bubbly perfection. The perfect holiday dinner side! | @sinfulnutrition

Creamy Cauliflower Gratin


  • Author: Sinful Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x

Description

Fresh cauliflower smothered in a creamy Gruyere and Parmesan cheese sauce, and baked to crispy, bubbly perfection. The perfect holiday dinner side!


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Ingredients

  • 2 heads cauliflower, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons light butter spread ( I used Smart Balance light)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk of choice
  • 1/3 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup grated gruyere cheese
  • 1/3 + 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, separated
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt & pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning.

Instructions

  1. Fill a large stockpot with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Add cauliflower, and steam until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add additional water if needed until cooked through.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Heat milk in a microwave-safe cup until warm. About 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add yogurt to a small bowl. Stir in a tablespoon of warmed milk. Repeat 4 more times to temper yogurt. Add tempered yogurt to remaining milk.
  6. In an oven-safe dutch oven or pot, melt butter over medium heat.
  7. Sprinkle in flour, and whisk constantly until a paste forms.
  8. Pour in milk and yogurt mixture, whisking constantly.
  9. Bring to a boil, and remove from heat.
  10. Stir in gruyere, 1/3 cup parmesan, Dijon, salt, and pepper, and nutmeg.
  11. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan, breadcrumbs, and Italian seasoning.
  12. Bake in oven for 15 minutes, or until browned and bubbly.
  13. Serve warm or at room temperature.

  • Category: Vegetables, Side dishes
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: cauliflower, cheese, vegetables, side dish, holiday