Chef-Boy-I-Be Illinois' Easy Cauliflower Gratin

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Chef-Boy-I-Be Illin

An easy and lighter version of the classic favorite, this recipe uses non-fat canned milk and reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese to reduce the calories without reducing the taste.

Top Review by daisygrl64

Wow the best Cauliflower Gratin I have ever had! Loved it and it was so easy to boot! Thank you so much for a great recipe. Even my 10 month old Grandson liked it :) I will make this again for sure. Made for Fall PAC 09

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Microwave cauliflower according to your brand's directions (8-10 mins) and until desired tenderness. We like ours without any crunch.
  2. Bring 1 1/4 cups milk and salt to a boil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat.
  3. Meanwhile, 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 cheese, chives, mustard and pepper.
  4. Stir microwaved cauliflower into cheese sauce and serve.
  5. OPTIONAL: Sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture (1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup cheese, 1 teaspoon oil). Broil until the top is crispy and beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes.

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