Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe - French Style Cauliflower & Cheese Bake

Shaheen Ali
Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe - French Style Cauliflower & Cheese Bake
2335 ratings.

Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe (French Style Cauliflower & Cheese Bake) uses the classic French technique called Gratin, in which an ingredient is topped with a browned crust, often using breadcrumbs, grated cheese, egg and/or butter. Baked In a preheated oven, the typical characteristic is to have a golden brown crust.

This Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe is creamy and cheesy, with a crispy crust that adds flavor and a perfect bite and crunch. A simple white sauce binds the dish together into a creamy, comforting texture and the recipe is so easy, yet has wonderful results. Make this Cauliflower Au Gratin for a family dinner or a weekend party with friends.

Serve the Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe along with a No-Mayo Potato Salad to make a hearty but simple meal.

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Cuisine: Continental
Course: Dinner
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Convection Microwave Oven
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

55 M

Total in

75 M


4 Servings


  • 1 Cauliflower (gobi) , cut into florets
  • 4 tablespoons Butter (Salted)
  • 2 tablespoons All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg powder
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese , grated
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Bread crumbs
  • Salt and Pepper , as needed

How to make Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe - French Style Cauliflower & Cheese Bake

  1. To begin making the Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe, first place a pot of water on a medium heat. Bring it to boil, add a dash of salt and drop the chopped cauliflower into it. Blanch the florets till they have softened.

  2. Strain them in a colander and keep aside for later use.

  3. Next, place a non stick pan on the heat. Melt the butter in it, and add flour. Turn the heat down and keep stirring so asto avoid any lumps.

  4. When the flour smells toasted and comes together evenly with the butter, pour in the milk and keep stirring to break the lumps. Cook for 10-12 minutes till the white sauce thickens and gets glossy.

  5. Take the white sauce off the hear and add half cup of cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, nutmeg powder and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Pour half the white sauce into a glass or ceramic oven safe baking dish baking casserole and top with the blanched cauliflower florets.

  7. Pour the remaining white sauce over the cauliflower florets.

  8. Combine the remaining half cup of cheddar cheese and bread crumbs and sprinkle all over the cauliflower generously.

  9. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and drizzle all over the breadcrumbs and place the dish to bake at 200 degrees C for 20-25 minutes until the top is crusty and golden.

  10. Take the dish out, allow it to cool only slightly and serve warm,

  11. Serve the Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe along with a No-Mayo Potato Salad to make a hearty but simple meal.