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Pioneer Woman Creamy Cauliflower Au Gratin

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Pioneer Woman Creamy Cauliflower Au Gratin

Creamy Cauliflower Au Gratin – New cauliflower with a velvety cheese sauce and on your table in a matter of seconds! How much flavor might you at any point stuff into a vegetable? This huge seasoned meal will have everybody scratching their plates!

Misbehavin’ veggies! Cauliflower completely turned inside out with a very simple and smooth cheese sauce! This recipe was affectionately acquired from Ina Garten. She cooks the manner in which I love to cook, which is basic, new and huge loads of flavor!

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We expanded the sauce and how much veggies to make a greater casserole. You can never have sufficient sauce and I maintained that this should take care of somewhere around 6-8 individuals as a side dish. You can extend this to 10 individuals relying upon the number of different dishes you serve. Would match extraordinary with a heated ham or a meal chicken!


•Begin with around 3 pounds of new cauliflower. One major head or two little ones… around 8 cups. Expert TIP: You might in fact make this simpler by utilizing pre bundled uncooked cauliflower that is now been cleaned and cut!
•Give the cauliflower an early advantage prior to going in the stove. We make this truly simple! I basically put my cleaned cauliflower florets into an enormous bowl, add around 1/2 cup water, cover with saran wrap and steam until standard cooked!
•Another strategy is whiten the cauliflower. Heat a huge pot of water and cook for 5 minutes. Channel and wash to stop the cooking system.
•NOTE: You need the cauliflower just somewhat fork delicate. Cautious not to over cook so you don’t have cauliflower mush dish 🙂 Would in any case taste great… simply soft.

Next we start on the sauce. This requires around 5 minutes!

Basically, soften the spread, add flour then the milk. Cook until thick and covers the rear of a spoon.
Add your cheese!


  • 8 cups cauliflower florets about 3 pounds
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 cups milk 2 percent or whole
  • 1 cup Gruyere cheese, grated Swiss is a great substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

For Topping

  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs regular bread crumbs would work too
  • 1/3 cup Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

WHAT Sort OF Cheese Would it be advisable for me to USE IN THIS DISH?

•Gruyere is ideal. Be that as it may, it’s not generally simple to find and positively not the most reasonable choice.
•Incredible substitutes are: Swiss cheese (we have utilized this previously and obtained extraordinary outcomes).
•White cheese, sharp cheese, provolone for a milder sauce or actually any sort of cheese you have sticking around.

Your cauliflower is delicate and your sauce is made. Time for the speedy gathering and into the stove it goes!
Pour around 1/3 cup of cheese sauce into the lower part of your meal dish.
Add your cauliflower and pour the excess sauce on top.
NOTE: You’re presumably asking why you don’t simply throw the sauce and veggies in the bowl with the cooked cauliflower right? You all are so brilliant! It’s just to hold the sauce back from hanging at the lower part of the dish. We need all that cheese stuff encompassing each piece of cauliflower it can!

Top with more cheese and bread scraps. Heat for around 30-40 minutes and you have a messy awesome dish.
All that is left to do is congratulate yourself for eating every one of your veggies!

This Creamy Cauliflower Au Gratin is ideally suited for these special seasons! Easter, Christmas, Friday Night? Is there a terrible time for cheese vegetables?


  • Ensure you utilize a cauliflower head that is liberated from earthy colored spots.
  • Assuming you are in a rush you can utilize a sack of pre-washed and pre-cut cauliflower florets.
  • On the off chance that you are utilizing frozen cauliflower florets, ensure you defrost them out totally. Then channel them and dap them dry with a paper towel before you cook them in the stove.
  • To utilize steamed cauliflower florets then, at that point, ensure you don’t do that for quite a while. Channel the fluid. Dap it dry with a paper towel and afterward cook it in the stove.
  • For a crunchy top you can add 1/3 cup of rich breadcrumbs on top. Simply join breadcrumbs with 1 tablespoon liquefied spread and afterward top your au gratin with this margarine breadcrumbs.
  • Eliminate the sauce from heat prior to mixing in cheddar. In the event that you add cheddar while making the sauce the cheddar isolates from the sauce.
  • Utilize hand crafted destroyed sharp cheddar rather than locally acquired destroyed cheddar for best surface and flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions About Creamy Cauliflower Au Gratin


No, I don’t incline toward weighty cream while making my Cauliflower au gratin. However that is the very thing a great many people use to make a smooth cauliflower au gratin.

I lean toward entire milk to make it smooth.

Might I Utilize BACON?

Indeed, On the off chance that you are not creating vegan cauliflower au gratin then you can add a fresh bacon to your au gratin.

Could I Utilize HAM?

Correct. Since this is a famous Occasion Side Dish, you can add around 6 ounces of smoked ham that has been diced. During the Christmas season the greater part of us have ham in our refrigerator. Also, along these lines, it won’t be an issue to add ham to this recipe

Pioneer Woman Creamy Cauliflower Au Gratin

Pioneer Woman Creamy Cauliflower Au Gratin

Creamy Cauliflower Au Gratin – New cauliflower with a velvety cheese sauce and on your table in a matter of seconds! How much flavor might you at any point stuff into a vegetable? This huge seasoned meal will have everybody scratching their plates!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 t extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 2 t butter
  • 2 t all-purpose flour
  • 1 c milk
  • ¼ c heavy cream
  • c fontina cheese, shredded
  • ½ c parmesan cheese, shredded
  • ½ c fresh Italian leaf parsley, chopped
  • salt and black pepper, to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and grease alarge casserole dish with olive oil.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.Par-boil the cauliflower for 3 minutes. Drain and return to the warm pot to letthe steam dry some of the moisture from the cauliflower. Gently pat dry toremove any remaining moisture.
  • Melt the butter in a medium skillet over mediumheat. Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes.This removes the raw taste from the flour.
  • Slowly pour in the milk and heavy cream andcontinue cooking 2-3 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
  • Turn off the heat and add fontina. Stir until the cheese is fullymelted.
  • Place the cauliflower florets in the preparedcasserole dish. Pour the fontina béchamel all over the cauliflower. Sprinklewith parmesan cheese and place in oven to bake 20 minutes or until nicelybrowned and bubbly on top.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with freshparsley. Enjoy!
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