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Cauliflower Gratin With Almond Crust

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Caroline Murphey
Total time 43 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 head cauliflower (about 2 1/4 lb.), separated into florets
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 2/3 cup Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower and next 2 ingredients; sauté 10 minutes or until golden and just tender. Sprinkle with flour and next 2 ingredients; stir well. Remove from heat.

  2. Spoon cauliflower mixture into an 11- x 7-inch baking dish, and drizzle with cream. Sprinkle with Gruyère cheese and next 3 ingredients.

  3. Bake at 400° for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden.