This easy cauliflower gratin uses one pot to steam the cauliflower and then make the cheesy sauce, cutting down on dishes. Just 20 minutes in the oven is all it takes to crisp up the breadcrumb crust. Serve this family-friendly gratin alongside roast chicken, pork or steak., May 2021


Credit: Antonis Achilleos

Recipe Summary

20 mins
45 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 7-by-11-inch (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Bring 1 inch of water to boil in a large pot fitted with a steamer basket. Add cauliflower to the basket, cover and steam until just tender, about 6 minutes. Remove the cauliflower from the pot; set aside. Wipe out the pot.

  • Add 1 1/2 cups milk to the pot; bring to a low boil over medium-high heat. Whisk flour into the remaining 1/2 cup milk; gradually add the mixture to the boiling milk. Cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and whisk in garlic powder and pepper. Add cream cheese and 3/4 cup Parmesan, whisking until the cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Gently stir the cauliflower into the cheese mixture; transfer to the prepared baking dish.

  • Combine panko, parsley, oil, salt and the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly over the cauliflower mixture. Bake until the mixture is bubbly and the topping is crispy and golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup
232 calories; fat 12g; cholesterol 29mg; sodium 351mg; carbohydrates 23g; dietary fiber 5g; protein 11g; sugars 7g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 6g; vitamin a iu 434IU; potassium 644mg.