Nonfat milk and a bit of sharp Cheddar combine to make a rich sauce without all the butter usually found in gratins. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2008

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.

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  • Bring cauliflower, 1 1/4 cups milk and salt to a boil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until the cauliflower is tender, about 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup cheese and oil in a small bowl. Whisk flour and the remaining 1/4 cup milk in another small bowl until smooth; stir the mixture into the pan and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup cheese, chives, mustard and pepper. Sprinkle with the breadcrumb mixture. Broil until the top is crispy and beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; 8.2 g total fat; 4.3 g saturated fat; 23 mg cholesterol; 362 mg sodium. 298 mg potassium; 17.1 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 11 g protein; 257 IU vitamin a iu; 22 mg vitamin c; 47 mcg folate; 267 mg calcium; 24 mg magnesium;

Reviews (26)

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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2017
Definately a good dish. A make again meal Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2017
My son and I are trying to eat better.. this was very good and definitely will make again. I also cut up some pieces of turkey sausage and put that in as well. Very good recipe thank you! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2015
Easy and great way to spice up cauliflower This is a great way to spice up cauliflower. Added some variety to plain old steam cauliflower. Also a great alternative to mac and cheese! I am a pasta lover but now that I have made this the next time I am craving mac and cheese I'll reach for this recipe instead. I was going to take a photo but we ate it all before I had a chance! Pros: Quick and easy to make Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2014
Good recipe I enjoyed this recipe and have made it a few times. I modified it a little I had 1% on hand instead of skim and I used a little less cheese. I used a mix of purple and white cauliflower and topped with fresh herbs: parsley basil & tarragon. The purple cauliflower made the dish look incredible. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2012
Excellent comfort food I went ahead and used the whole head of cauliflower in my 12 cast iron skillet and used a lid during the cooking process. When broiling watch it carefully to prevent burn. 2 minutes max. Turned out heavenly! Yum Pros: A great alternative to that boring steamed cauliflower Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2012
Easy and delicious Easy and quick to make. Tasty creamy sauce. Pros: easy quick Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2012
Creamy yet low fat I love cauliflower and this easy recipe dressed it up into a fabulous side. Pros: delicious Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2012
Good substitute for mac and cheese This is a good substitute when you are craving adult mac and cheese but can't afford the carbs in pasta. Hit the spot on a cold February night. Pros: creamy! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
This is a really easy recipe. I made it even easier by using frozen cauliflower. Also instead of using a skillet I used a non-stick saucepan and transferred to a non-stick baking pan for the broiling. Worked wonderfully & made for a very quick 'n easy cleanup! Like previous reviewers have said use black pepper. I also substituted a few dashes of garlic powder for the chives (didn't have any on hand) and it worked out nicely. Also didn't have any flour (not my day I know!) but that didn't seem to matter. Dana Washington DC Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
Yum. Easy to make and very tasty. Be careful that you don't scald your milk like I did. Ms. Jones Milwaukee WI Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
This was excellent and so easy! My kids even went back for seconds!! Michele OH Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
Love love loved it!!!! da Love love loved it!!!! da cook Garden Grove CA Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
I do cauliflower another way that is always impressive and delish. I immerse the entire clean head into a sauce pan w/ a little water and salt simmer till tender then pour off the water dig a few holes and add a topping of butter mustard onion flakes parsley garlic and grated cheese. Pack this into and around the head and cover. Let it melt and merge into the veg. and then serve with a large serving spoon. Divine. Mary Ellen KC MO Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
This was so good I will definately make this again. I cooked the cauliflower in a sauce pan though and just transferred it to a small baking dish after I added the milk/flour and the sauce thickened. Then I added the topping crumbs and oven browned it. Next time I will double the recipe so we can have left overs. It would also be great for entertaining since it can be made ahead of time and browned with other items later. Thanks! Healthy Cook PA Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
I thought this was pretty good. However two things I would change. First store-bought bread crumbs are way too dense for this dish in my opinion. They tended to take over the whole dish. Next time I will make my own and probably cut the amount in half. Secondly I will switch the white pepper to black pepper to give it more of a kick. Jennifer Puyallup WA Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
I would like to receive more recipes that are low-carb for kids with diabetes 1. Wilma Adams Monroe LA Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
This was a great side dish easy to make and flavorful. I will repeat it for week night meals. Amy Marlboro MA Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This is excellent. One pan clean-up is great. I didn't feel the store bought bread crumbs were too heavy at all. I added a little extra cheese and it was not necessary. Didn't have any chives--didn't miss 'em. Definitely double the recipe if you want leftovers. Perfect amount for a family of four. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This dish was fantastic. I didn't have chives on hand but substitued chopped green onion. I followed the other readers' advice and used black pepper and I also doubled up to have leftovers. Unfortunately there were none! My youngest son (a notoriously picky eater) even had seconds. In fact it was only on his second helping that he realized it was cauliflower. My husband also thought it was potatoes until my son made his discovery. My 13 year old's verdict? "Huh I guess I really like cauliflower." I will make again and again. Jenn D Seaside CA Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This is awesome I used panko crumbs instead of regular bread crumbs and it was really nice and crunchy. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I added tuna to this and made a sort of easy tuna casserole. It was SO amazing. I'm going to add peas and carrots next time. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This was so easy to make and very satisfying! I too added a can of albacore tuna and it was delish! Perfect for a cold winter night. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This is a great & easy recipe. I used grilled chicken breat to make it the main course & it came out wonderful. I did kick up the seasoning a bit and next time will probably add more pepper & garlic. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Another great recipe! Only thing I will do differently next time is add 1 serving of pasta and have it as a main course! It was very yummy! Amanda from NC Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I wasn't that impressed with this... I think I would have preferred steamed cauliflower with some cheese on top. Would have been easier too. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Try it! Really liked this! Used fat free half and half for added richness and added 1 ham steak diced. Kicked up the spices a bit too. Read More