Mashed Cauliflower au Gratin Recipe
- 2 large heads cauliflower, broken into florets
- 1-1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
- 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning
- 1 cup (4 ounces) Italian-style panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place cauliflower in a stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-12 minutes or until very tender. Drain; transfer to a large bowl. Mash cauliflower; stir in cheeses, cubed butter and seasonings. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. or 13x9-in. baking dish.
In a small bowl, mix bread crumbs and melted butter until evenly coated; sprinkle over cauliflower mixture. Bake, uncovered, 40-50 minutes or until heated through and topping is golden brown.
Freeze option: Cool unbaked casserole; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
3/4 cup: 238 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 612mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein
Reviews for Mashed Cauliflower au Gratin
"made this for Easter dinner. it was a great hit. next time I will adjust the cheese levels to make it a bit healthier. Not sure if I had small heads (they were average in store) but definitely would not have served 12"
"Yum! Cheesy delicious way to serve a vegetable. Not the healthiest, but oh so yummy!"
"Mmmm - great combination. I put in three dollops of organic sour cream, 1/2 tsp. granulated garlic, moistened with 1/2 cup cooking water, 1 cup grated Parmesan & skipping the bread crumbs. Putting the cheese combo on top to bake."
"This was very good. I didn't have the steak seasoning or the garlic salt so I just added salt and pepper. I will definitely make this again."
"we loved it"
"Excellent! The whole family loved it."
"I just loved it :) Easy to prepare"
"My husband and I love this. I only make about half of the recipe. I probably end up with a little more cheese by doing this, but we love cheese. Be sure to use freshly grated parmesan cheese."
"Yum, this was very good, I was excited to make it, it was easy, too, but next time I'll omit the bread crumbs, I didn't care for the topping."
"This is a nice surprise for those who do not generally like cauliflower, nice alternative to mashed potatoes"
"Another success in my search for ways to make cauliflower not only palatable but delicious! I used just regular bread crumbs left over from my baking."
"I made this for Thanksgiving and was asked to bring it back again for Christmas dinner. Very good, the key is using a nice aged parmesan cheese shredded just before cooking."
"We are a veggie loving family but the flavors just did not feel right in this dish. It was lacking. I felt it needed to be creamier."
"Was a hit all around. Even the family member who doesn't like veggies loved it."
"I changed the recipe a little to lessen the calorie content. I cut the recipe in half, used about 1/2 cup Parmesan, divided, 1/2 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, 1 T. butter, cubed. 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs, with about 1/8 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 T. butter and about 1/4 tsp smoked paprika. Very delicious."