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Friday, 2 November 2018

Cauliflower, Leek and Cheese Gratin

Choose a creamy side dish for Sunday roast with this cauliflower and leek gratin recipe, baked in a cheddar cheese sauce with thyme.

Serves Four 
30g butter
30g plain flour
400ml whole milk
3 tbsp. double (heavy) cream
100g mature Cheddar, grated
1 leek, cut into chunks
Medium head of cauliflower, broken into equal-size florets

Few thyme sprigs, leaves picked

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Melt the butter in a wide-bottomed saucepan. When it foams, add the flour and stir for a minute. Gradually add the milk, stirring, until you have a smooth sauce. Bubble for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and stir through the cream and cheese. Season well with salt and pepper.
2. Meanwhile cook the leek and cauliflower in a pan of boiling salted water for 4-5 minutes until just tender. Drain well.
3. Spoon the leek and cauliflower into a serving dish, pour over the cheese sauce, mix and scatter with thyme. Bake for 30 minutes until bubbling and golden.

Nutrition Per Serving:
Fat 25.9g  Protein 15.4g  Carbs 14g Fibre 4g

From an original idea here

This side dish goes nicely with some Roast Beef, more details here

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...looks creamy good.

Iris Flavia said...

Oh, that sounds so yummy! Can´t you come over and cook this for me? ;-)

Valerie-Jael said...

This is just what I'm having for lunch today! Hugs, Valerie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That looks good. The fresh veggies don't look as good in the stores right now. I should go back and get cauliflower!

mxtodis123 said...

Mmm. Looks so yummy. Love all these new cauliflower recipes.

Christine said...


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

you had me with 'cheese'

DIMI said...

Hello Jan! Looks so tasty and yummy!
I’m going to try and make it tomorrow with roast beef !
Thank you for sharing! Have a lovely weekend!

Out on the prairie said...

A great main dish or side

This N That said...

Looks yummy. Love the cheese! I'll have to try it soon. Have a great weekend.

William Kendall said...

Though I still have never had leek, I'm sure I'd go for this.

Elephant's Child said...


happyone said...

Sure looks good.

Martha said...

Creamy and delicious!

sheila 77 said...

This would be just fine for vegetarians as a main course with some toasted breadcrumbs on top. Thanks for reminding us of this old favourite.
We've been buying organic caulis recently too at Sainsburys.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yes this will be on the menu very soon, merci beaucoup Jan ✨

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I adore creamy dishes like this! It sounds wonderful for the cooler days we are having. Thanks for another great recipe, Jan. ♥

DMS said...

This dish is up my alley for sure! YUM! Perfect for the fall. :)

carol l mckenna said...

Oh yummy and love the veggies!

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Lisa said...

The children used to wolf cauliflower cheese when they were younger, tastes change and it's just not liked so much these days.
Lisa x

Magic Love Crow said...

Yes, please!! Thank you!!