How Do You Make Baked Cheesy Cauliflower?

How Do You Make Baked Cheesy Cauliflower?

How Do You Make Baked Cheesy Cauliflower?

Ina Garten's highly rated recipe for baked cauliflower gratin is a recipe that is prepared by combining bechamel, several cheeses and blanched cauliflower with kitchen ingredients to create a cheesy, roasted dish. This recipe is rated easy, serves four to six people, and takes 50 minutes to prepare.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit with a rack in the middle.

Blanch three pounds. or about one large head, of fresh cauliflower florets in a large pot of boiling salted water for five minutes. Florets should be tender but still firm. Drain the florets.

Melt 2 tablespoons of salted butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add 2 tablespoons of flour to the butter, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon for two minutes. Slowly pour 2 cups of hot milk into the butter-flour mixture. Boil the mixture while whisking until it becomes a thick sauce. Remove the sauce from the heat, and add 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1/2 cup of shredded Gruyere cheese and 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan. Stir until the cheeses melt.

Pour 1/3 of the sauce on the bottom of an 8x11-inch baking dish. Place the drained cauliflower on top, and spread the remainder of the sauce on top. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of bread crumbs with 1/4 cup of shredded Gruyere cheese, and sprinkle over the dish. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of butter over the gratin. Bake the dish for 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is browned.