Cauliflower Au Gratin

This dish will make a vegetable lover out of anyone. you can substitute broccoli for all or half of the cauliflower, and it tastes just as good!


6 to 8 servings


6 tablespoons butter, cubed
1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
4 ounces cooked ham, chopped
1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
pinch cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cups (4 to 6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
2 to 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


Melt butter in a large skillet. Saute garlic and ham for 2 minutes. Add cauliflower and cook just until crisp-tender. Combine flour and cream; stir into skillet and blend well. Add salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir 1 minute more.

Pour into a 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Place under a preheated broiler until lightly browned, about 2 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 346 calories, 31 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 399 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein.

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