Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cauliflower Gratin with Bleu Cheese

When Biz posted this recipe a couple of weeks ago I printed it out right away! I love the humble cauliflower, cheese, and especially bleu cheese recently! It's like she crawled inside my brain and made a side dish especially for me!

I kept everything pretty much the same, except I don't have a food scale so I eyeballed the ounces of cheese. I think mine ended up more like 2 oz. of each, but feel free to play around with the cheeses to match your own tastes! Biz's sister, Jenn even made it with purple cauliflower and cheddar instead!

1 head cauliflower
1 cup skim milk
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp flour
2 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 oz. bleu cheese
1 Tbsp bread crumbs
salt and pepper, to taste

Cut the cauliflower into bite sized pieces and boil in a pot of salted water with a splash of white vinegar. (This helps keep the cauliflower white.) Cook until tender, drain well, and set aside.

Melt the butter in a small skillet, stir in the flour, and cook the roux for a minute. Add the milk, whisking constantly. Remove from the heat, add the cheeses, and stir until they are melted.

Spray a casserole dish and add the cauliflower. Pour the sauce over top, and stir until everything is covered. Sprinkle the breadcrumps over the top. Bake at 425° for about 15-20 minutes until bubbly and the top is slightly browned.


sophia said...

A winning combo, indeed. I saw both Biz and Jen's dishes, and have drooled over them, bc cauliflower is one of my favorite veggies ever.

for me, I would use a combo of Parm and mozzarella and goat cheese, with some crunchy nuts, crispy bacon, and briny olives in there. :-)

Rebeca said...

Oh my gosh, this looks incredible. I love all things cauliflower so this just jumped to the top of my "must try NOW" list.

Thanks for sharing this!

I actually have goat cheese on hand so I might try it with that... mmm

Simply Life said...

oh this does sound like a great combination!

Miss M.J. Ma'am said...

I will be waiting anxiously for my glossy photo!!!
I've had cauliflower on the brain the last couple of days........guess what I'm making tomorrow! Mmmm, I don't know if I can wait!

Molly said...

I've been on a roasted cauliflower kick, but I would stray to try this!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I am a huge fan of cauliflower dishes. And I love the short ingredients list on this!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Thanks for the shout out!

I loved this dish!!