Cauliflower au Gratin is a cauliflower side dish with a creamy, cheesy sauce on top and baked until bubbly! If you're looking for a Thanksgiving recipe, you'll love this one.
1 head cauliflower, broken into florets (about 6-8 cups)
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup diced white onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
Grease a 9x9 dish or 2 1/2 quart dish.
Steam cauliflower florets for 5-7 minutes or until crisp tender. It will continue to cook in the oven.
While cauliflower is steaming, make the sauce. In a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the onions and cook until tender, adding the garlic for the last minute of cooking. Sprinkle the flour over the butter and cook for a minute. Whisk in the cream, salt, and pepper. Cook until mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 cup of the cheddar cheese until melted.
Pour over the cauliflower. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Cheese with caramelize while cooking. If you like a softer cheese top, wait to add cheese the last 5 minutes of cooking. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
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