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Potluck Stamp of Approval: Cauliflower Gratin with Jarlsberg

Cauliflower Gratin with Jarlsberg

This dish is so creamy and delicious, it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any potluck.  The only thing you may have to do is warm it up in the oven depending on how far you’re traveling.  Cauliflower Gratin with Jarlsberg is also the perfect dish if you want to make something as part of a little “Pre-Prep Time“!  I actually prepared this dish the day before, refrigerated it, and then did the final broiling step right before it was time to eat.  If you do this, make sure to take it out of the fridge early enough to bring it to room temperature first.

Cauliflower Gratin with Jarlsberg

  • 1 medium head (about 2 lbs) of cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 2 drizzles of olive oil
  • 2 Tbs butter, divided
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) Jarlsberg cheese, shredded and divided
  • 2 Tbs fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tbs flour
  • 2 cups milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Place cauliflower in a deep jelly pan.  Drizzle olive oil over the cauliflower and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.  Mix well.  Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until almost tender.  Remove and let cool.

Preheat broiler.

Combine breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup cheese, chives, and 1 Tbs melted butter.  Stir together and set aside.

Heat medium saucepan over medium high heat.  Melt 1 Tbs butter.  Add shallots to the pan; saute until almost tender, stirring frequently.  Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.  Add flour; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly so not to burn the flour.  Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk.  Bring to a boil.  Cook 4 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Stir in remaining cheese.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Pour milk mixture over cauliflower.  Toss to coat.  Transfer to a nice baking dish.  Top evenly with the breadcrumb mixture.

Broil 3 minutes or until golden brown and thoroughly heated.

Serve and enjoy!

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7 comments on “Potluck Stamp of Approval: Cauliflower Gratin with Jarlsberg

  1. Christine
    November 2, 2012

    That sounds so good! Cauliflower is one of my favorites.

  2. petit4chocolatier
    November 2, 2012

    Cauliflower is one of my favorites! This looks and sounds wonderfully delicious!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      November 2, 2012

      It really was! I think cauliflower is one of by absolute favorites! It’s so versatile and you can do so much with it!

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  4. SmallHouseBigGarden
    November 3, 2012

    Definitely making this when my boys are here for their December visit! Already printed out the recipe!

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