CAULIFLOWER GRATIN DELUXE

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

One of my very favorite foods in the world since childhood, cauliflower with cheese, as my mother called it. I could eat it every single day! This particular recipe has been borrowed and tweaked.
Recipe & photo: midwestliving.com


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
panko bread crumbs
4 oz
white cheddar cheese, shredded (1 cup)
2 tsp
fresh snipped thyme
1 1/2 tsp
finely shredded orange zest
1 large
head cauliflower, cut into small florets (about 6 cups)
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 Tbsp
dijon mustard
1/2 tsp
salt
2 Tbsp
butter, melted
1/3 c
chopped roasted almonds

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small bowl, mix together panko bread crumbs, cheese, thyme, and orange zest; set aside.
2
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add cauliflower, reduce heat, cover, and cook for 4 minutes or until tender but firm. Drain well.
3
In a large bowl, combine olive oil, mustard, and salt. Add the drained cauliflower and stir gently to coat.
4
Transfer to a greased or sprayed 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with the panko mixture and drizzle with the melted butter.
5
Bake in a preheated 425-degree oven on the top rack for about 15 minutes or until heated through and lightly browned on top. Top with the chopped almonds and serve.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy