Cauliflower is going to be the new craze this year! I can’t remember what publication came out this year saying what the food trends were but cauliflower was definitely listed. You are going to be seeing it EVERYWHERE from food blogs to restaurants.
I definitely don’t mind because it is one of my favorite vegetables. I like to eat it as a snack with ranch dressing, have it as one of my toppings on a salad or eat it when its been roasted in a pan with pine nuts. (Don’t judge my awesome old photography skills) There will definitely be more cauliflower recipes coming your way this year. This will be a good thing to counter balance all the cookies and cupcakes I’ve been devouring. I’m a huge fan of potatoes au gratin so why not make cauliflower gratin.
Believe me it totally works!
I’m definitely going to try and post some healthy options in the upcoming months along with my regular sweets. Why you may ask?? I have got to start dropping some of this baby weight in time for the Summer. If I’m going to take my little one swimming I’ve got to be comfortable in a bathing suit. Agghhh the thought of being in a swimsuit alone gives me shivers right now.
ENJOY ~ Meagan
A great cauliflower dish covered in gruyere cheese, parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. It doesn't get much better than this!
Yield: 3-4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
1 head of cauliflower, cut into small florets
3 Tbsp butter
1/3 cup flour
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp chili powder
4 oz. Gruyere cheese, shredded
3 Tbsp bread crumbs
2 Tbsp parmesan cheese, finely grated
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp parsley flakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut up the cauliflower into small florets and set aside.
Heat a large pan over medium heat and add butter. When butter has melted whisk in the flour and then slowly add the milk.
Add the cauliflower, salt, pepper and chili powder. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the grated gruyere cheese.
Once the cheese has melted pour everything into a 2 quart baking dish.
In a small bowl combine the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, oregano and parsley flakes. Stir the mixture and sprinkle it over the top of the cauliflower. (You may not use all the mixture just enough to coat the top)
Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
Remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes.
Slightly adapted from Martha Stewart