Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe

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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! —Jacki Ricci, Ely, Nevada
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

Preheat broiler. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add ham and garlic; saute for 2 minutes. Add cauliflower, and cook just until crisp-tender. Combine cream and flour; stir into skillet, and blend well. Add salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir 1 minute longer.
Pour into a 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil until lightly browned, about 2-4 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Make this vegetarian by omitting the ham. To create some smoky/salty flavor, add 1/4 tsp of salt and sprinkle with a little paprika.
  • For an added boost of nutrition and color, add 1/2 lb of chopped asparagus or frozen peas along with the cauliflower.
  • Originally published as Cauliflower Au Gratin in Country February/March 1993, p51

    Nutritional Facts

    3/4 cup: 351 calories, 32g fat (20g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

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    • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
    • 4 ounces cooked ham, chopped
    • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
    • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • Dash cayenne pepper
    • 1-1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
    • 2 to 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
    1. Preheat broiler. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add ham and garlic; saute for 2 minutes. Add cauliflower, and cook just until crisp-tender. Combine cream and flour; stir into skillet, and blend well. Add salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir 1 minute longer.
    2. Pour into a 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil until lightly browned, about 2-4 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.

    Test Kitchen Tips
  • Make this vegetarian by omitting the ham. To create some smoky/salty flavor, add 1/4 tsp of salt and sprinkle with a little paprika.
  • For an added boost of nutrition and color, add 1/2 lb of chopped asparagus or frozen peas along with the cauliflower.
  • 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."

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    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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