Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin

I am always on the hunt for yummy vegetable side dishes to change up our routine norm.

This side dish is INCREDIBLE! It is cheesy and flavorful and is a tasty way to get even the picky eaters to eat their vegetables! Then again, whats not to love about vegetables buried in a sea of creamy, cheesy goodness?!

Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin... This side dish is INCREDIBLE! It is cheesy and flavorful and is a tasty way to get even the picky eaters to eat their vegetables!

I stumbled across this recipe from the talented Audra at The Baker Chick. My mouth has been watering and my hands itching to try it out. I adapted a few of the ingredients and measurements to my personal preferences.

The end result was fabulous! Everyone had eaten their share of vegetables by the time dinner was over. This will definitely be a recipe we make over and over again!

Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin... This side dish is INCREDIBLE! It is cheesy and flavorful and is a tasty way to get even the picky eaters to eat their vegetables!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin
 
This side dish is INCREDIBLE! It is cheesy and flavorful and is a tasty way to get even the picky eaters to eat their vegetables!
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cooked bacon, chopped
  • 8 to 10 cups cauliflower cut into bite size pieces
  • 6 Tablespoons flour
  • 6 Tablespoon butter
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2½ cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ⅛ cup Italian breadcrumbs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook cauliflower in salted pot of boiling water for about 2 to 3 minutes. (Do not cook all the way.) Drain and set aside.
  3. In a medium pan melt butter and add flour. Add milk and stir until thickened. Add cream cheese and cheddar cheese and stir until creamy. Add cauliflower to the cheese and stir.
  4. Pour into a 9x13 pan.
  5. Combine Panko and Italian breadcrumbs and evenly sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.
Notes
Adapted from: The Baker Chick

Enjoy!

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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  1. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    5

    How wonderful this cauliflower gratin looks. I am definitely putting one of these together this weekend and I might eat it all myself!

  2. Jen

    I love the idea of using cauliflower in a gratin! This recipe sounds delicious!

  3. melissa atkins

    do u have any healthy diabetic recipes

  4. Mary @chattavore

    I love cauliflower in all of its stinky glory, but I also love how if you cook it just right the smell just goes away and it works perfectly in all kinds of recipes. This looks delicious!

  5. Brian Jones

    Lovely, I have a cauliflower thing going on at the moment and will be saving this for when the cauliflower in our garden is good to go :)

  6. Roberta David

    5

    This sounds just delish, but where do you put the bacon? Do you sprinkle on top when you take out of the oven?

    1. Veronica @ Big Blue House

      If I had to guess, I'd say it gets added to the cauliflower and cheese mix - there doesn't appear to be bacon sprinkled on top in the pictures. Either way, this dish looks INCREDIBLE!!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Sandra @ A Dash of Sanity

    I am always looking for tasty vegetable recipes! It makes it so much easier to get my kids to eat a good serving, especially with cauliflower. Thanks for the idea! It was so nice spending time with you this weekend. Thanks for everything! Pinning, Stumbling and Yumming this recipe!

  8. Roberta morse

    sounds yummy......I have it in the oven to have with dinner but I didn't know for sure what to do with the bacon? It is the first ingredient but no mention is made of it thereafter. Thanks!

  9. Barbara

    How do we cook the bacon and what do we do with it?

  10. Doreen

    5

    Wonderful yummy sounding recipes to try out! Thank you!!!!!