There are so many delicious ways to cook with cauliflower. Cauliflower Gratin is definitely one of them. It is healthy, smooth and really tasty with crispy topping of bread crumbs and cheese.

This combination is really great and kids will love it too. It is a good way to give cauliflower to children.

Serve cauliflower gratin alongside your favorite meat or if you want to keep it vegetarian just serve it along a fresh salad and some crackers or crusty bread.

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Cauliflower Gratin

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Cauliflower Gratin is definitely one of the best way to cook cauliflower. It is healthy, smooth and really tasty with crispy topping of bread crumbs and cheese.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr


  • 1 head cauliflower - cut into small flowerets
  • 2 or 3 tbsp breadcrumbs

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 stick (55g) butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp (130 ml) milk
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 basil leaf
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup (50g) cheese grated


  • Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Cook the cauliflower flowerets for about 10 minutes. Drain well and set aside. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  • Prepare the sauce. Bring the milk to a boil in a saucepan stirring constantly. Add the basil leaf and garlic. Turn off the heat, cover and let infuse for about 10 minutes. Melt the butter in a small saucepan and stir in the flour. Cook for 1 minute then whisk in the milk a little at a time. Stir it until it thickens. Season with salt and pepper. Turn off the heat, let it cool for few minutes then add the egg.
  • Butter a baking dish and coat it with bread crumbs. Place the boiled cauliflower in it and pour the sauce all over it. Sprinkle with cheese on top. If you want it more crunchy, sprinkle some bread crumbs on top of grated cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes at 200°C or until golden brown. Use grill function for the last 5 minutes.


Serving: 1gSugar: 5.6gCholesterol: 43mgCalories: 241kcalSaturated Fat: 9.6gFat: 15.4gProtein: 8.7gCarbohydrates: 19g
Calories: 241kcal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: baked cauliflower, cauliflower gratin, cauliflower recipes, cheese cauliflower, healthy cauliflower recipe
Nutrition facts 1 Serving Calories: 241, Fat: 15.4 g, Saturated fat: 9.6 g, Unsaturated fat: , Carbohydrates: 19.0 g, Sugar: 5.6 g, Fiber: 4.0 g, Protein: 8.7 g, Cholesterol: 43 mg, Calories from Fat 139, Sodium 244mg,Vitamin A 11%, Calcium 18%, Vitamin C 112%, Iron 7%, Nutrition Grade B, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.,

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  1. Liz Author says:

    Oh, I’m drooling over the look of your dish! What a fabulous way to eat cauliflower!!!

  2. Kelly Author says:

    WOW this looks soo delicious and is healthy too! Can’t wait to try this myself 🙂

  3. karen Blyton Author says:

    cant wait to try this

  4. awilda Author says:

    Season with salt and pepper. Turn off the heat, let it cool for few minutes then add the egg. The egg is not in the recipe ingredients ?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Yes, you are right, I forgot to add the egg in the ingredients list. Thank you for noticing. 

  5. Heba Ahmed Author says:

    hello can I replace the fresh basil by dry basil or any other kind of herbs

    thank you

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Sure.. dry herbs will be as good.. use the ones you like best

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