Rating: 3.5 stars
10 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 5 star values: 2

Get your comfort food fix with this creamy cauliflower, pasta and cheese gratin. Add hot sauce for a little more zip and enjoy with a green salad for a satisfying family-style dinner.

Recipe by Cooking Light January 2000

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Credit: Randy Mayor

Recipe Summary

Yield:
6 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°.

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  • Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan; add cauliflower and 1/2 teaspoon salt to boiling water, and cook 4 minutes or until tender. Remove cauliflower with a slotted spoon, reserving cooking liquid; set cauliflower aside. Bring cooking liquid to a rolling boil. Add pasta, and cook 7 minutes or until al dente; drain and set aside.

  • Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine flour and milk in a saucepan, stirring well with a whisk. Stir in thyme and garlic; cook over medium heat until thick (about 8 minutes), stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt, cheeses, onions, mustard, and pepper. Combine cauliflower, pasta, and cheese sauce in a large bowl. Spoon the cauliflower mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Place bread in food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs form to measure 1 cup. Combine breadcrumbs with butter; sprinkle evenly over cauliflower mixture. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

375 calories; calories from fat 24%; fat 10g; saturated fat 5.7g; mono fat 2.7g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 21.2g; carbohydrates 49.6g; fiber 3.1g; cholesterol 28mg; iron 1.5mg; sodium 788mg; calcium 476mg.
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