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Easy Cauliflower Gratin is a delicious cheesy bake made using low carb cauliflower and the topped perfectly browned using flour, milk, and cheese.

Easy Cauliflower Gratin

Easy Cauliflower Gratin is a delicious cheesy bake made using low carb cauliflower and the topped perfectly browned using flour, milk, and cheese.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Baked, Cauliflower, Cheese, Eggless Bakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking Dish
  • Pot/Pan

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups of Cauliflower Florets - 350 grams
  • 2 Tablespoon Butter - 30 grams (1 teaspoon extra for greasing the baking tray)
  • 1 tablespoon Whole Wheat Flour (Plain Four / All purpose Flour ) Approximately 10 grams
  • 1 Cup Milk - 235 ml
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ Cup Grated Cheese (I have used Cheddar Cheese, traditionally Emmental cheese is used)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200 Deg C.
  • Grease a 6*4 inch baking tray.
  • Grease the baking tray with butter.
  • Cook the cauliflower in boiling water for 4-5 minutes.
  • Drain and keep aside.
  • In a heavy bottom pan, add in the butter.
    Adding butter in pan
  • Once slightly melted add the flour and mix it. Do this quickly and on medium, not allowing the flour to burn.
    Adding flour in butter
  • Now add the milk and salt and cook the mixture on slow to medium stirring continuously.
    Adding milk in the flour and butter mixture
  • After 1-2 minutes, add pepper and keep stirring continuously on medium so that it does not stick to the bottom.
    Adding black pepper in the sauce
  • Once it slightly thickens add in the cheese and mix.
    Adding cheese in white sauce
  • Switch off and assemble everything.
  • In the baking dish, add in the cauliflower.
    Slightly cooked and drained cauliflower layered in a baking dish
  • Pour the white sauce on the cauliflower and bake it for 20 minutes.
    White sauce being poured on the cauliflower and ready to be baked
  • For the last 5-10 minutes broil it (i.e. only using the top grill for baking).
  • Remove and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy it hot.

Notes

  • 1 Cup = 235 ml, 1 tbsp= 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml
  • Any other vegetables can be used.
  • Baking time will vary depending on the size of the baking tray
 
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