Company Cauliflower Gratin

By • October 1, 2010 • 15 Comments


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Author Notes: This rich gratin holds its own when paired with hearty main dishes being served this time of year. Despite its simple assembly, it makes an elegant addition to a fall or winter dinner party menu.Lizthechef

Serves 4, generously

  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 1 cup Fontina, grated
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1/2 cup Roquefort, crumbled
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • kosher salt and ground white pepper
  • sweet paprika
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut the cauliflower into florets. Set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the three cheeses. Set aside.
  4. In a flat baking dish, arrange the cauliflower florets in a single layer.
  5. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the cauliflower.
  6. Pour the cream over the cauliflower-cheese mixture.
  7. Season with salt, pepper and sweet paprika.
  8. Bake uncovered for thirty minutes, until cauliflower can be easily pierced with a fork. Serve immediately.

Tags: cauliflower, gratin, rich, Vegetarian

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over 3 years ago MyCommunalTable

Sounds really good. Love the simplicity of it. I bet you could make it in individual ramekins as well.

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over 3 years ago Lizthechef

That's an excellent idea - I'll try it next time!

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over 3 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

Mmmm. It's 8am and I want THIS gratin for breakfast.

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over 3 years ago cheese1227

Oh my! The decadence!! I'm all for decadence.

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over 3 years ago TiggyBee

Yum..Really delish!!

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over 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

This looks like such a wonderful comfort meal that probably looks just great at the table. I would be thrilled to be a guest and served this!! AND have dessert.

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over 3 years ago Lizthechef

I'm sorry I ever mentioned skipping dessert! Such a reaction ;)

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over 3 years ago Bevi

This sounds yummy! One of my favorite food stories is MKF Fisher's recounting of making cauliflower gratins in Dijon. She used lots of cheese!

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over 3 years ago Lizthechef

I'd forgotten that - will look it up. What a beautiful writer she was!

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over 3 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

I loved her version as well, tho I have only tasted it in my mind. It was during her early days in Dijon with her first husband.

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

I love all the cheeses with this! Well worth skipping dessert.

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over 3 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

why would you skip dessert? a tisane and a small cookie or some fruit, say

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over 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Yes, but I wouldn't.

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over 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Oh my god, i can feel my arteries shutting down just from reading this. :)

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over 3 years ago Lizthechef

Now, now, it's just for a special dinner party and you can always skip dessert ;)