Cauliflower and Broccoli Flan With Spinach Bechamel Sauce

Recipe by Abby Girl
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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook cauliflower and broccoli in large pot of boiling water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain, reserving 2/3 cup cooking liquid. Transfer vegetables to large bowl. Cool.
  • Rinse spinach, then toss in large skillet over medium high heat until just wilted. Drain and cool. Squeeze spinach dry; finely chop.
  • Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and whisk until smooth, about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk and reserved 2/3 cup vegetable cooking liquid. Whisk constantly over medium heat until sauce thickens and boils, about 3 minutes. Stir in spinach, cheese and pepper flakes. Season with salt, pepper and a good pinch of nutmeg.
  • Using fingers, coarsely crumble cauliflower and broccoli in bowl. Add spinach bechamel sauce; stir to blend. Season with salt and pepper. Butter 1-1/2 quart baking dish. Spread vegetable mixture in prepared dish. (can be made 6 hours ahead. cover and chill).
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Bake flan until puffed and heated through, about 25 minutes if at room temperature and 35 minutes if chilled.
  • Note: The white cheese sauce is quite thick. I tend to add more milk to thin it out so that it is a light coating on the veggies.
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