Cauliflower (or Broccoli) Gratin
- 6 cups cauliflower or broccoli florets, (about 12 oz.)
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups cold milk (skim)
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons finely crushed corn flakes cereal
In microwave-safe casserole combine cauliflower or broccoli and water. Microwave, covered, on high for 4 to 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain well.
Meanwhile, in small saucepan whisk together cold milk, flour, mustard, paprika and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until boiling and thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese, half at a time, until melted.
Pour about 1/3 of the cheese mixture in 8- x 8- x 2-inch baking dish. Top with cauliflower or broccoli. Pour remaining cheese mixture over top. Sprinkle with crushed cereal. Broil about 6 inches from the broiler element for 4 to 6 minutes or until starting to brown. Serve hot.
*Photography by Jenn Fillenworth, MS, RDN, www.JennyWiththeGoodEats.com
*These values are approximate. Per serving, based on a 2,000 Calorie diet.