Crispy Topped Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower Gratin

Photo: Quentin Bacon; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite

This creamy gratin bakes for 20 minutes, then finishes under the broiler to make the top beautifully browned and crunchy. You can also try it with broccoli.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hour, 3 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 148
  • Fat: 5.2g
  • Saturated fat: 2.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 8.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 18.3g
  • Fiber: 3.8g
  • Cholesterol: 17mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 399mg
  • Calcium: 173mg

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cauliflower florets (about 1 pound)
  • 4 cups trimmed quartered Brussels sprouts (about 1 3/4 pounds)
  • 1.1 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 4 slices center-cut bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/4 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. 2. Cook cauliflower and Brussels sprouts in boiling water 2 minutes; drain.
  3. 3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, milk, and next 4 ingredients (through nutmeg) in a bowl; stir well with a whisk.
  4. 4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon to pan; cook 3 minutes or until bacon begins to brown, stirring occasionally. Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in milk mixture; bring to a simmer. Cook 5 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Spoon vegetable mixture into an 11 x 7-inch broiler-safe ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover dish with foil coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Remove from oven.
  5. 5. Preheat broiler to high.
  6. 6. Remove foil from dish. Combine cheese and panko; sprinkle evenly over vegetables. Broil 5 inches from heat for 4 minutes or until browned. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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