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Cauliflower Au Gratin

overhead view of cauliflower au gratin in baking dish.

We love to serve up this cheesy cauliflower au gratin for holiday dinners, but it's simple and quick enough for any night of the week. It's so decadent with the cream, butter, and 2 types of cheese!

We love to serve up this cheesy cauliflower au gratin for holiday dinners, but it's simple and quick enough for any night of the week. It's so decadent with the cream, butter, and 2 types of cheese!

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces fresh cauliflower florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 4 slices fried bacon, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Toss the cauliflower, oil, garlic powder, and salt and pepper together to coat.
  3. Arrange the cauliflower on a rimmed sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and slightly tender.
  4. Grease a 9x9 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  5. Add half of the cauliflower to the baking dish and pour half the cream over the top. Arrange half the cubes of butter over the cauliflower. Sprinkle with half of the cheese and bacon.
  6. Repeat the layers.
  7. Bake, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes or until the top is golden and the cauliflower is tender.
  8. Sprinkle with parsley and let set for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

You may use any variety of cheese that you like. Cheddar and smoked gouda are another favorite in our house.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 768mgCarbohydrates: 7gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 20g

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