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Cauliflower and Broccoli Gratin with Cheesy Breadcrumbs

Cauliflower and Broccoli Gratin with Cheesy Breadcrumbs

Are you looking for a delicious and comforting vegetarian recipe? Look no further! This Cauliflower and Broccoli Gratin with Cheesy Breadcrumbs is the perfect dish for those who enjoy a flavorful and hearty meal. Packed with nutritious cauliflower and broccoli, topped with a crispy and cheesy breadcrumb topping, this gratin will satisfy your taste buds and leave you wanting more. Let's get started!

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
15 mins 35 mins 50 mins 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets (about 4 cups) (340g)
  • 1 small head broccoli, cut into florets (about 4 cups) (340g)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided (28g)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (15g)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk (360ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (2.5g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (0.5g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (0.5g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder (0.5g)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (57g)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (25g)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (28g)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a baking dish with cooking spray or butter.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, blanch the cauliflower and broccoli florets for 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk continuously for 1 minute to create a roux.
  4. Gradually pour in the milk while whisking constantly. Continue to cook and whisk until the mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the cheddar cheese, stirring until melted and smooth.
  6. Place the blanched cauliflower and broccoli in the prepared baking dish. Pour the cheese sauce over the vegetables, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  7. In a small bowl, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, and mix until well combined.
  8. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over the top of the gratin.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown and the vegetables are tender.
  10. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

Serving Suggestions

This Cauliflower and Broccoli Gratin with Cheesy Breadcrumbs is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a main course or a side dish. Serve it alongside a fresh green salad for a light lunch or pair it with roasted chicken or fish for a complete and satisfying dinner. It's also a great option for potlucks, family gatherings, or holiday meals. Enjoy the creamy and cheesy goodness of this gratin any time of the year!

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