Cauliflower And Broccoli Au Gratin Recipe

Cauliflower And Broccoli Au Gratin is a classic French dish with a golden crust, formed from browning it in the oven or under the grill.

Madhuli Ajay
Cauliflower And Broccoli Au Gratin Recipe
104 ratings.

Cauliflower And Broccoli Au Gratin is a classic French dish with a golden crust, formed from browning it in the oven or under the grill. As fancy and exotic as the name sounds, the dish is pretty easy to make. Cauliflower and Broccoli Au gratin is a great way to dress up the humble vegetables and serve them in an exotic way. To make the Cauliflower and Broccoli Au Gratin, Cauliflower and Broccoli florets are baked in a creamy white sauce topped with breadcrumbs and cheese.

Serve Cauliflower and Broccoli Au Gratin on its own for a hearty meal or as a side dish for a potluck/get together with Whole Wheat Pizza with Egg, Bell Peppers and Fresh Basil.

If you like this recipe, you can also try Baked Farfalle Pasta with Mushrooms, Peas and Lemon White Sauce and Whole Wheat Mushroom Spinach Calzone.

 

Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

50 M

Total in

60 M

Makes:

3 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Cauliflower (gobi) , cut into bite size florets
  • 1 Broccoli , cut into bite size florets
  • 3 cloves Garlic , finely minced
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Butter , or oil
  • 3 teaspoons Fresh Thyme leaves , (fresh or dried)
  • Salt , to taste
  • For the white sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 tablespoon All Purpose Flour (Maida) , or whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder , freshly crushed
  • 3 tablespoon Cheddar cheese , grated
  • Salt , to taste
  • For the topping
  • 1/4 cup Bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese , grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper powder , freshly crushed
  • Chives , or thyme for garnishing

How to make Cauliflower And Broccoli Au Gratin Recipe

  1. To begin making the Cauliflower and Broccoli Au Gratin, first lightly grease a 7 inch baking dish. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.

  2. Steam or blanch the cauliflower and broccoli florets for 4-5 minutes or till there is still a bite left to them.

  3. In a small pan heat the butter or oil and add garlic and onion and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

  4. Toss the cauliflower and broccoli florets and take it off the heat. Add salt (if not already added while blanching), thyme and toss again.

  5. The next step is to make the white sauce. Heat butter in a saucepan and add the flour and stir briskly till the mixture starts bubbling.

  6. Gradually add the milk, whisking continuously to prevent any lumps forming. Cook on low flame for 3-4 minutes till the and sauce thickens.

  7. Add the cheese, salt, pepper and mustard powder and mix well. Cook for 1-2 minutes more or till the cheese melts.

  8. Once everything is done, the next step is to assemble the Au Gratin.

  9. Spread a ladleful of sauce in the baking dish. Spread the cauliflower and broccoli florets over the sauce.

  10. Cover the florets with the white sauce. Combine the bread crumbs and cheese and spread over the sauce.

  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese melts and the top crust turns golden brown.

  12. Sprinkle the pepper and chives over the baked Au gratin and it is ready to be served.

  13. Serve Cauliflower and Broccoli Au Gratin on its own for a hearty meal or as a side dish for a potluck/get together with Whole Wheat Pizza with Egg, Bell Peppers and Fresh Basil.

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