Fresh and Easy: Cauliflower Gratin

Cauliflower Gratin
Recipe courtesy of Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head cauliflower, cored and cut into florets
  • 5 oz. diced pancetta
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Cooking Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook pancetta until browned and crispy.  Drain and pat dry.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cauliflower, heavy cream, flour, and ¾ cup grated Gruyere and pancetta.  Season with salt and pepper and toss to combine.
  4. Transfer mixture to a 2 quart baking dish, cover tightly with foil, and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, combine ¼ cup grated Gruyere and breadcrumbs.
  6. Carefully remove baking dish from oven and sprinkle breadcrumb mix over cauliflower. Dot with butter and bake, uncovered, until topping is golden brown and cauliflower is tender when pierced with a knife, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.