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Wednesday 6 September 2023

Looking for a tasty and satisfying savoury gratin : Cauliflower, leek and broccoli cheese

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. You may have already tried this recipe, it is a favourite, but in case you haven't why not give it a try soon!

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
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,

~ wishing you an enjoyable day ~
image from google

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All the best Jan


Norma2 said...

Jean, this gratin is delicious. There are many people who do not eat cauliflower or broccoli because of the smell they give off during cooking. I tell you that if they are boiled with the pan uncovered there will be no unpleasant smell throughout the house. Kisses

Elephant's Child said...

Yum. Big yum.

peppylady (Dora) said...

As always it looks yummy.
Coffee is on, and stay safe.

Tom said...

...I've never had leeks.

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

Rustic Pumpkin said...

I often have a broccoli cauli gratin. I think that the leeks would bring a level of delicious sweetness to the dish. Thank you for the suggestion.

Margaret D said...

That looks good.

Donna said...

Your photos are always so lovely!! This looks so yummy!

eileeninmd said...

Any dish that includes cheese is yummy!
Take care, have a great day!

My name is Erika. said...

This looks delicious. Hope your week is going well.

Valerie-Jael said...

Yummy, this is one of my fave dishes! Hugs, Valerie

baili said...

i would love to taste this awesomely delicious looking dish dear Jan
thanks for the recipe
blessings to you and loved ones

Jenn Jilks said...

Ooh, that is a good reminder. I love using leeks. Yum!

Haddock said...

Aha.... cauliflower..... love it.

R's Rue said...


happyone said...

I'm sure to like this!!! Looks delicious.

Divers and Sundry said...

Leeks is a food I've never tried. This dish looks and sounds tasty.

Bill said...

Sounds absolutely delicious.

roentare said...

A heart warming dish

Lee said...

This looks so delicious! I wasn't hungry until now!!! :)

Conniecrafter said...

some chicken added to that sounds good said...

I would eat it.

William Kendall said...

Quite a combination.