Cauliflower Gratin

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1-2 heads of Cauliflower

1 tablespoon Allspice

1 cup Cheddar cheese

1 cup mozzarella cheese

¼ cup Parmesan cheese

Pot of salted boiling water


Mushroom sauce

4 tablespoon Butter

2 tablespoon Flour

2 cup milk

2 Shallots chopped

2 cups Mushrooms sliced

1 garlic clove shredded

½ teaspoon Salt

½ teaspoon Sugar

½ teaspoon Ground Allspice

¼ teaspoon Black pepper





For the sauce

  • Melt butter and sauté the chopped shallots and mushrooms over height heat until tender
  • Add the flour; stir the mixture for a few second without burning until all the flour is cooked out
  • To that mixture add the milk, garlic, salt, sugar and ground allspice. Allow the mixture to thicken into a creamy sauce.

For the casserole

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil
  • Shred the cheddar mozzarella and parmesan and mix together
  • Wash dry and slice the cauliflower into thick slices
  • Cook the cauliflower in the salted water just until it begins to get soft, don’t allow it to over-cook and get mushy.
  • Strain the cauliflower lay them out on a sheet pan and sprinkle evenly on both sides with allspice and black pepper
  • In a baking dish spoon some sauce at the bottom layer with cauliflower and spread a layer of cheeses add another layer of sauce followed by cauliflower and cheese
  • Repeat the process ending until the dish is filled and end with cheese
  • Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes when the top is golden brown
  • Allow to cool for 30 minutes after cooking so the layers of cheese cauliflower and sauce can set before slicing and serving

Greedy tips:

  • If the cauliflower breaks apart when slicing it does not matter
  • You can also substitute the dairy for vegan cheeses, butter and soy milk
  • How much cauliflower you use depends on the size of your casserole dish and the size of the cauliflowers available to you. Mine was fairly large so I only needed one
  • At room temperature it is very easy to slice and keeps its shape. When its fresh out the oven it will be nearly impossible to keep together.