Side Dishes/ Vegetarian & Vegan

Cauliflower Gratin

That is right!  Last day of February and -26C this morning.  I tend to think that Spring will never come around…  This is a long and tough winter (Well, at least for me, I am from the South of France, remember?).  My previous winters, since 2006, have not been that brutal.

I am not asking for 20C (although, I would not complain) but just anything to a positive degree… Please, please, Winter go away! Am I the only one here?  All together.  PLEASE, PLEASE, WINTER GO AWAY!  It might work :)!

In the meantime, I have a simple recipe to propose.  It is super comforting and the entire family will love it.   It is creamy, it is warm and it is what you need this weekend.

Tip:  You can grate some nutmeg on it.   It adds an amazing flavour.

Cauliflower gratin

And voilà!  Easy, tasty, it is what I do!  Enjoy and stay warm.

Cauliflower gratin

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: european, French
Keyword: bechamel, cauliflower, gratin, white sauce
Servings: 6 portions
Author: Mélanie


  • 1 cauliflower head


  • 1/3 cup flour  40g
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed 40g
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Salt to taste
  • Nutmeg to taste (optional)
  • 1 cup Grated cheese preferably Emmental


  • Cut your cauliflower into floret and cook it in a steamer. If you do not own a steam, it is not the end of the word, I have cooked it in salted boiling water before, cook it until a knife can enter the vegetable easily.


  • Prepare your ingredients: Mise en place.
  • In a pot, on low to medium heat, melt the butter.
  • Add the flour.
  • Stir well, you have a roux.
  • Add a little bit of milk and stir. Repeat until you have poured all the milk.
  • Season to taste.Stir (still on low to medium heat) until the sauce coats the back of the spoon

Assembling gratin

  • In an oven dish, place the cauliflower, pour the bechamel heavenly on top of it.
  • Add the cheese on top.
  • Cook in the oven 15-20 minutes at 400F and serve!


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