Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe
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Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe

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This dish will make a vegetable lover out of anyone. Whenever I serve it, everyone just raves about it and asks for the recipe. Sometimes I'll substitute broccoli for all or half of the cauliflower, and it tastes just as good!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 ounces cooked ham, chopped
  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups (4 to 6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 346 calories, 31g fat (19g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 399mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet. Saute garlic and ham for 2 minutes. Add cauliflower and cook just until crisp-tender. Combine flour and cream; stir into skillet and blend well. Add salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir 1 minute more.
  2. Pour into a 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Place under a preheated broiler until lightly browned, about 2-4 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Cauliflower Au Gratin in Country February/March 1993, p51

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pamom174 User ID: 6137590 13149
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"I make this for special holidays. It's something my family looks forward to."

jporter10738 User ID: 2533873 13148
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"This was awesome! I used bacon instead of ham because we were having ham with dinner but it was still SOOO good!!!"

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