Cauliflower, leek and cheese gratin

Cauliflower, leek and cheese gratin
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Takes 10 minutes to make, 35 minutes to cook

Choose a creamy side dish for Sunday roast with this cauliflower and leek gratin recipe, baked in a cheddar cheese sauce with thyme.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
352kcals
Fat
25.9g (15.8g saturated)
Protein
15.4g
Carbohydrates
14g (8.1g sugars)
Fibre
4g
Salt
0.7g
Calories
352kcals
Fat
25.9g (15.8g saturated)
Protein
15.4g
Carbohydrates
14g (8.1g sugars)
Fibre
4g
Salt
0.7g

Ingredients

  • 30g butter
  • 30g plain flour
  • 400ml whole milk
  • 3 tbsp double cream
  • 100g mature Cheddar, grated
  • 1 leek, cut into chunks
  • Medium head of cauliflower, broken into equal-size florets
  • Few thyme sprigs, leaves picked

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Melt the butter in a wide-bottomed saucepan. When it foams, add the flour and stir for a minute. Gradually add the milk, stirring, until you have a smooth sauce. Bubble for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and stir through the cream and cheese. Season well with salt and pepper.
  2. Meanwhile cook the leek and cauliflower in a pan of boiling salted water for 4-5 minutes until just tender. Drain well.
  3. Spoon the leek and cauliflower into a serving dish, pour over the cheese sauce, mix and scatter with thyme. Bake for 30 minutes until bubbling and golden.

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  1. I love this recipe because after years of not liking cauliflower as a child, I suddenly had cravings for it one day after seeing this, and knew I would like it. I have been hooked ever since, and I eat this far too regularly now.

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