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Baked Smoky Blue Cauliflower Gratin

@TheModernProper


Baked Smoky Blue Cauliflower Gratin

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Cook Time

2

Hours

Serves

4 - 6

People

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What's this?

A creamy gratin features a mosaic of flavors: sharp cheddar, blue cheese, cauliflower, and bread crumbs combine for a unique and smoky dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 Head Cauliflower, cut into florets

  • 3 Tablespoon butter

  • 3 Tablespoon flour

  • 2 Cup milk

  • 1 Cup heavy cream

  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 Teaspoon mustard powder

  • 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg

  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded

  • 4 Ounce blue cheese

  • 1/2 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded

  • 1/2 Cup panko breadcrumbs

Steps

  • 1

    Fill a large stock pot 3/4 way full of water. Bring to a rapid boil and add cauliflower. Cook for 4 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • 2

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 325℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 3

    While preheating, melt butter in a large cast iron skillet. Sprinkle flour over the butter and whisk until fully incorporated. Slowly add milk and cream and reduce heat to low. Using a whisk, continue to stir until sauce is thick, about 10 minutes.
  • 4

    Remove from heat and add salt, pepper, mustard, nutmeg, cayenne along with 2 cups of sharp cheddar, and the blue cheese. Continue to stir until all the cheese has fully melted.
  • 5

    Add the cauliflower into the skillet and stir until completely coated in the sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and panko.
  • 6

    Place the skillet on the grill rack and allow to cook for 1 hour 15 minutes, rotating 180° halfway through.
  • 7

    Garnish with freshly ground pepper and parsley. Serve hot. Enjoy!