Cauliflower and Potatoes Au Gratin

By • September 22, 2009 • 6 Comments

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Author Notes: My boyfriend loves cauliflower, and I'm constantly looking for ways to expand it beyond simple steamed preparation. This recipe had him coming back for seconds AND thirds!

Spreading the cheese mixture after layering the vegetables allows the potatoes and cauliflower to get tender from the heated milk and eggs, while most of the cheese remains on the top, creating a crispy and delicious crust. Also, tossing the vegetables in the butter, garlic and shallots creates even flavor throughout the dish.
amelinda

Serves 6-8

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 5 red potatoes
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 shallots
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Slice the cauliflower into pencil-thick slides after removing the stalk. These pieces will likely fall apart into smaller ones, which is perfectly fine for the recipe. Slice the potatoes into thin slices, mince the garlic, and chop the shallots.
  3. Combine the potatoes, cauliflower, garlic, shallots, butter and salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl. Toss to coat.
  4. In another bowl, mix together the cheeses, milk and eggs.
  5. Spread the potato-cauliflower mixture in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  6. Top with cheese mixture, be sure to spread evenly with a spoon.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes covered, then 25 minutes uncovered or until top gets brown and bubbly.
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almost 3 years ago Regine

I was feeling lazy so I replaces the potatoes with a can of sliced potatoes (14 oz) and the head of cauliflower with a 1 bag frozen cauliflower. I cut everything into small pieces and proceeded with the rest of the instructions. I also sprinkled some smoked sweet paprika on top. Delicious! Delicious! Next time I may also experiment with eggplant in lieu of the cauliflower. Maybe I ll get 1 to 2 lbs, peel it and steam it a bit before chopping/mashing it, and mix it with the potatoes. Thanks for recipe!

Lafond25

almost 5 years ago amelinda

Glad you enjoyed it! I love to hear about any adaptations too.

York

almost 5 years ago YorkPoon

Just tried this yesterday. We loved it!

York

almost 5 years ago YorkPoon

Just tried this yesterday. We loved it!

Sue

almost 5 years ago Sue

I made this last night and it was a big hit! I had to make some adaptations, since I didn't have exactly what the recipe called for. I used new potatoes instead of red, buttermilk instead of regular milk, 2 cloves of garlic instead of 5 and crumbled gorgonzola instead of mozzerella. I can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch!

Sue

almost 5 years ago Sue

I just bought a head of cauliflower and had no idea what to do with it. Can't wait to try this out - it looks delicious!