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cauliflower au gratin

Recipe by
Robyn Bruce
Linglestown, PA

When I was younger, my mom always served fresh vegetables with regular cheese sauce on the side. It was delicious, but then I found this recipe for "au gratin". So, the cheese sauce bakes into the vegetables. For a variation, I sometimes double this recipe and add some cooked cubed ham and use this recipe, then, as a main dish. I have a few recipes listed that are versatile like that, and this is another one of those.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cauliflower au gratin

  • 4 c
    cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 4 tsp
    butter or margarine
  • 2 clove
    minced garlic, or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • dash, cayenne pepper
  • 2 c
    evaporated skim milk
  • 1 c
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 c
    frozen whole kernel corn, cooked and drained
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped parsley

How To Make cauliflower au gratin

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    In steamer or microwave, cook cauliflower until crisp-tender. Set aside.
  • 3
    In a large deep saucepan, melt butter. Add garlic and lightly saute for 1 minute. Stir in flour, salt and cayenne pepper. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, until sauce boils and thickens. Adjust seasonings. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese, all corn and parsley.
  • 4
    Arrange cauliflower in shallow baking dish. Cover with sauce and sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
  • 5
    Bake, uncovered, until top is lightly browned and bubbling, about 30 minutes.