LEEK AND CAULIFLOWER GRATIN

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

I have some fresh leeks and cauliflower coming from my organic delivery company this week, so I went looking for a recipe to use both. I was happily surprised to find this one which also uses cheese--my biggest love! Making it in just a few days!
Recipe: laaloosh.com
01-21-15


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Serves:

6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3 large
leeks, trimmed and sliced
1 medium
head cauliflower, trimmed and chopped into florets
1/2 c
panko breadcrumbs
2 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
2 c
milk or half and half
1 c
shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place leeks and cauliflower into a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
2
In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium-high heat. Add the flour and whisk constantly until butter and flour are combined. Slowly whisk in the milk and bring to a boil, whisking frequently until slightly thickened. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
3
Stir in cheese and whisk until melted; remove from heat.
4
Pour the cheese sauce evenly over leeks and cauliflower. Sprinkle with Panko crumbs on top.
5
Cover and place in a preheated 375ยบ oven for about 45 minutes until vegetables are tender and sauce is bubbling. Remove cover and cook another 8-10 minutes to brown the breadcrumbs. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian