Cauliflower au Gratin is a cauliflower side dish with a creamy, cheesy sauce on top and baked until bubbly! If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving recipe, you’ll love this one.

Cauliflower Au Gratin

CAULIFLOWER AU GRATIN

How do you make your kids eat cauliflower? Cover it in a creamy cheese sauce and bake until done! Easy enough, right?

Cauliflower gets a bad rap as being broccoli’s less desirable cousin but we’ve proved how delicious is can be. Remember this Cauliflower Soup? Delicious! Try this dish and you’ll be in love too.

HOW TO MAKE CAULIFLOWER AU GRATIN

  1. Steam cauliflower florets for 5-7 minutes or until tender. 

    Cauliflower Au Gratin

  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the onions and cook until tender, adding the garlic for the last minute of cooking.

    Cauliflower Au Gratin Sprinkle the flour over the butter and cook for a minute.

    Cauliflower Au GratinWhisk in the cream, salt, and pepper. Cook until mixture thickens.

    Cauliflower Au GratinRemove from the heat and stir in 1 cup of the cheddar cheese until melted.

    Cauliflower Au GratinCauliflower Au Gratin

  3. Pour over the cauliflower. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Cauliflower Au Gratin

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Cauliflower Au Gratin

Cauliflower au Gratin is a cauliflower side dish with a creamy, cheesy sauce on top and baked until bubbly! If you're looking for a Thanksgiving recipe, you'll love this one.

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets (about 6-8 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9x9 dish or 2 1/2 quart dish.

  2. Steam cauliflower florets for 5-7 minutes or until crisp tender. It will continue to cook in the oven.

  3. While cauliflower is steaming, make the sauce. In a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the onions and cook until tender, adding the garlic for the last minute of cooking. Sprinkle the flour over the butter and cook for a minute. Whisk in the cream, salt, and pepper. Cook until mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 cup of the cheddar cheese until melted.

  4. Pour over the cauliflower. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Cheese will caramelize while cooking. If you like a softer cheese top, wait to add cheese the last 5 minutes of cooking. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Cauliflower Au Gratin