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Cauliflower and Gruyere Gratin

Cauliflower and Gruyere Gratin

Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Prep Time:
    15 Minutes
  • Cook Time:
    PT65M
    50 Minutes
  • Yield:
    4-6 servings
What more could you ask for? Rich, cheesy goodness with a golden brown top makes this dish more than just a veggie side. This will turn anyone into a cauliflower lover!
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ pound gruyere cheese, grated
  • 1 cauliflower (about 2 pounds), cut into florets
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 38.34g unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 354.88ml heavy cream
  • 118.29ml whole milk
  • 113.4g gruyere cheese, grated
  • 1 cauliflower (about 2 pounds), cut into florets
  • 59.15ml bread crumbs
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 8.52g chopped fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

What more could you ask for? Rich, cheesy goodness with a golden brown top makes this dish more than just a veggie side. This will turn anyone into a cauliflower lover!

Preparation
STEP 1

Preheat oven to 400°F.

STEP 2

Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add onion and season with salt and pepper. Sauté for 5-6 minutes, until tender and golden.

STEP 3

Add cream and milk. Simmer for 4-5 minutes, until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Add cheese and stir until melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

STEP 4

Toss cheese sauce with cauliflower and pour into a two-quart casserole dish.

STEP 5

In a small bowl, toss together breadcrumbs, garlic and thyme. Melt remaining butter and add to breadcrumbs.

STEP 6

Top cauliflower with breadcrumbs, cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake 15-20 longer, or until cauliflower is tender and top is lightly browned. Let sit for a few minutes before serving.

Options

Feel free to use any other strongly flavored melting cheeses for this dish! You can make this gluten free by using gluten free breadcrumbs or ground walnuts.

Tags: Casseroles

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