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Friday, 5 March 2021

Cauliflower, Leek and Broccoli Cheese : A Tasty Savoury Gratin

Just about everything tastes good in a gratin! Cauliflower, leek and broccoli cheese is a satisfying savoury gratin to serve as a side dish or a main course.



Ingredients
Serves Six
1 large cauliflower, cut into florets
1 head broccoli, cut into florets
50g/1¾oz butter, plus extra for cooking the leeks
baby leeks (approx. 150g/5½oz), sliced
500ml/18fl oz milk
4 tbsp flour
200g/7oz mature cheddar, grated
6 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs
salt and pepper
Method
1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7.
2. Cook the cauliflower and broccoli in boiling water for 5–6 minutes until just tender. Drain well and tip into a deep baking dish.
3. Melt a knob of butter in a frying pan and fry the leeks for 3–4 minutes, stirring frequently until softened. Arrange them in the dish with the florets.
4. Heat the milk, flour and butter in a saucepan over a medium heat, whisking constantly until the sauce comes to the boil and thickens. Reduce the heat and whisk over a low heat for 1–2 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in 150g/5½oz of the grated cheese and season to taste.
5. Pour the sauce over the vegetables and sprinkle over the breadcrumbs and the remaining cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown and bubbling.
From original idea here

Servings suggestions
Steamed White fish,
Roast Chicken,
Nut roast,


You will find a variety of recipe ideas and articles within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these 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

40 comments:

happyone said...

Now that looks delicious!! mmmmm

This N That said...

Looks good. Not sure about the leeks...Never tried them

R's Rue said...

Yum

Martha said...

Sounds delicious!

Laurie said...

👍👍👍👍❤️

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Sounds like a great casserole that could be eaten by itself or would go well with a piece of chicken or fish on the side. Or, if you had a little left over ham, you could chop that up and add it.

Tom said...

...a nice dish for a cold night.

Elephant's Child said...

Yum.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

This looks so good! I'm definitely going to try this! Thanks for sharing x K

Christine said...

Delicious!

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta. Se ve deliciosa. Te mando un beso

JFM said...

Another delicious meal
Thank you Jan~

Kim said...

Jan! This looks amazing...as usual. Broccoli and cheese together are my weakness! Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

great ingredients, this looks and sounds like a wonderful dish!!

DeniseinVA said...

Can't wait to make this one Jan. Thanks for another winner :)

mamasmercantile said...

Delicious, a favourite of ours with fish.

Iris Flavia said...

That sounds interesting with the sauce, I´ll try that, added to favs :-)

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds wonderful! Enjoy your weekend, Valerie

PerthDailyPhoto said...

As I was reading this Jan I was thinking cauliflower tick, leeks tick, broccoli tick, cheese tick.. yup it's all there and will go perfectly with a nice piece of salmon.. thanks once again :)

Jo said...

That looks delicious, I'm sure it tastes just as good as it looks.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I would love this casserole, yum! Thanks for sharing.
Take care, have a great weekend!

linda said...

This sounds amazing, thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Caroline Gill said...

This does indeed look delicious! I haven't had cauliflower cheese of any description for ages ... and love the idea of adding broccoli. Thank you to Jan for your kind comments on my blog.

Yvonne said...

My husband's a cauliflower nut, so he would love this. I'm not into cauliflower, but with the sauce, it might be nice :)

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This sounds delicious.

Pam said...

Well I left a message and then got an error....here's to trying again. That looks good and if you have ever been to the southern states in the US you know that us southern folk love anything you can make a casserole out of!!

Breathtaking said...

This is one of my favourite dishes. Love all the ingredients, and it's easy to make.

bill burke said...

Looks delicious!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Sound great.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Kay said...

Oh gosh! You share the most amazing delicious dishes.

William Kendall said...

I've never had leek, but everything else about it sounds good.

Ananka said...

I made something like this other day with lactose free stuff and added mushrooms instead of leek. I must try the leeks next time. I put some walnuts on mine and was a nice combination.

I have been a week now on low carbs. Doing 50g a day. Managing okay with being a veggie and lactose intolerant. Thank goodness for nuts haha and I have never had a sweet tooth either so that helps too as not craving sweets or chocolate and was never into drinking juice or coke or such! Just coffee, tea and water.

Shari Burke said...

Yum!

Sue said...

Now this looks delicious, a few of my favourite things topped with cheese, yum! xx

Teresa said...

Una receta muy sabrosa. Besos.

sandy said...

that photo looks delicious. I have never heard of "mature" cheddar.

Luiz Gomes said...

Boa tarde, obrigado por nos trazer essa receita maravilhosa.

sheila 77 said...

One of the many great things about this blog is it reminds me on recipes I used to make.
Definitely time for a rerun of a Broccoli and/or Cauliflower cheese dish.
Thanks for the recipe.

carol l mckenna said...

Love veggie casserolel!

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Crafty Green Poet said...

looks delicious!