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Cauliflower Au Gratin

Prep time 25 mins
Bake time 1 hr
Yield 10
Kitchen Tip: This is a great substitute for a potato dish. Shred your own block of Cheddar to save extra money on this recipe.


  • 1 head cauliflower (about 3 lb.), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded, cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 3/4 cup)
  • Salt and pepper, optional
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar
  • 1 1/2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 383
  • fat 27 g
  • satfat 16 g
  • cholesterol 78 mg
  • fiber 5 g
  • protein 15 g
  • carbohydrate 23 g
  • sodium 779 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mist a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Place cauliflower in baking dish and toss with bell pepper. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

  2. In a blender, blend cream cheese, chicken broth, onion, garlic and 1/4 cup Parmesan until smooth and creamy. Pour over cauliflower mixture. In a large bowl, stir together Cheddar, bread crumbs, parsley and 1/4 cup Parmesan. Spread evenly atop cauliflower mixture. Drizzle with butter.

  3. Bake until gratin is brown and bubbling and cauliflower is tender, 45 to 60 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.