Plain steamed or microwaved cauliflower turns into something extraordinary when you cover it with this rich-tasting twist on a classic cheese sauce.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2005

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place cauliflower florets in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. (Alternatively, place florets in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water, cover and microwave on High for 2 to 4 minutes.)

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  • Meanwhile, whisk flour with 2 tablespoons milk until smooth. Heat the remaining milk in a saucepan over medium heat until steaming. Add the flour mixture; cook, whisking, until the sauce bubbles and thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in Gruyere, chives (or parsley), garlic, salt and pepper. Spoon over the cauliflower and serve.

Nutrition Facts

138 calories; protein 10.1g 20% DV; carbohydrates 13.6g 4% DV; dietary fiber 4.3g 17% DV; sugars 6.9g; fat 5.9g 9% DV; saturated fat 3.1g 15% DV; cholesterol 17.9mg 6% DV; vitamin a iu 304.3IU 6% DV; vitamin c 86.6mg 144% DV; folate 90.6mcg 23% DV; calcium 246.6mg 25% DV; iron 0.8mg 4% DV; magnesium 29.8mg 11% DV; potassium 388mg 11% DV; sodium 297.9mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 11% DV.

Reviews (5)

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  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 4
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  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This dish is Scrumptious I didn't have Gruyere so I substituted Mozzarella and also added some hot curry powder to give it some spice. Cody Aginas Edmonton AB Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
Used 2% swiss for this and it was bland and lacked "swiss" flavor. Next time I'll use Gruyere. Sauce was smooth. Mark Griebe Conroe TX Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
I'm going to be making this dish sometime nextweek... I have never had cauliflower with Gruyere Sauce before... jacqueline berry san luis obispo ca Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/06/2012
I substituted pancakes for the cauliflower and maple syrup for the sauce and then added about 1/3 cup of butter. It was way too much! I don't understand why anyone would make this! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This is delicious especially over roasted cauliflower but it's great on all veggies! It got a big thumbs up from my family too and they are picky eaters. I did up the amount of cheese to about a cup tsk tsk. Read More