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Sunday, 25 July 2021

Cauliflower, Leek and Cheese Gratin : side dish or a main course


Gratins taste so good and work well as a side dish or main course. This recipe suggestion is a tasty creamy dish using cauliflower and leek, baked in a cheddar cheese sauce with thyme. See also the similar recipe, link below, which also uses broccoli.

Ingredients
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

Method
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

Similar Recipe Idea
Cauliflower, Leek and Broccoli Cheese, a tasty savoury gratin - see here

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flowers, always a welcome sight

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

29 comments:

Tom said...

...something to try.

Christine said...

This sounds wonderful, a low carb 'mac' n cheese

J.P. Alexander said...

Me gusta la coliflor, te mando un beso

Conniecrafter said...

interesting :)
The flowers are gorgeous!
Hope you are enjoying a good weekend!

Elephant's Child said...

Yum - and thank you for the sweet peas.

aussie aNNie said...

Another delish recipe to try. xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

This is the sort of meal I love! Valerie

Natalia said...

I love gratins like this one, so yummy!

Jo said...

Oooh yummy. Anything cheesy for me, yes please!

CJ Kennedy said...

Himself doesn't like cauliflower and I don't like cheese. What a combination we are!

Margaret D said...

Gosh that looks nice.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Oh this looks delicious!

Pam said...

Looks amazing and I love the flowers.

happyone said...

Oh that looks so good, I love cauliflower.

Carla from The River said...

Sweet Peas ... if we could have a way to smell some of our posts. HA!
Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Aishu said...

Sounds amazing! Worth trying.

Martha said...

Something worth trying!

Gosia said...

I would like to try soon looksso yummy love from Poland

William Kendall said...

I have never had leek.

Teresa said...

La coliflor se ve muy buena. Besos.

Barwitzki said...

I will like it ... definitely :-) And now there are so many beautiful cauliflowers to buy. Thank you for the great recipe.
Greetings to you
Have a happy week.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm going to save this recipe. It sounds wonderful.

Jules said...

Delicious! This is my favourite kind of food and definitely a recipe to try. X

kathyinozarks said...

Sounds delicious

Iris Flavia said...

Cheese always does the job, and, by golly, I really dreamed I´d bought broccoli. Then I woke up, how mean is that.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Deve de ser delicioso.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Ananka said...

This is my idea of heaven! I love these sort of things :-D

Snowbird said...

That looks tasty!xxx

baili said...

such a compelling recipe :)