Cauliflower Cheddar Gratin with Horseradish Crumbs

Cauliflower Cheddar Gratin with Horseradish Crumbs

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 127.6
  • Total Fat: 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.8 mg
  • Sodium: 339.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 8.2 g

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An incredibly delicious way to make cauliflower that has a kick and crunch. An incredibly delicious way to make cauliflower that has a kick and crunch.
Number of Servings: 10


    1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
    4 tablespoons butter
    2 tablespoons white flour
    1 1/2 cups 2% milk
    1 1/2 cups reduced fat sharp Cheddar, grated
    1/2 cup finely chopped scallion greens
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    20 salt-free saltine crackers
    2 tablespoons bottled horseradish


Preheat oven to 450.

Cook cauliflower in a large pot of boiling water until just tender, 6-8 minutes. Drain well in a colander and transfer to a buttered 2-quart baking dish.

While cauliflower is cooking, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a 3-4 quart saucepan over moderately low heat and whisk in flour. Cook roux over low heat, whisking, 3 minutes. Add milk in a slow stream, whisking, and bring to a boil, whisking frequently. Reduce heat and simmer sauce, whisking occasionally, 8 minutes. Remove from heat and add cheese, scallion greens, salt and pepper, whisking until cheese is melted. Pour cheese sauce over cauliflower and stir gently to combine.

Coarsely crumble crackers into a bowl. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in microwave, then stir in horseradish. Pour over crumbs and toss to coat.

Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over cauliflower.

Bake gratin in middle of oven until topping is golden brown, about 10 minutes.


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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Maybe my Cauliflower head was small but I certainly had enough sauce to easily handle another head. I need to either keep the sauce the same and double cauliflower and topping or cut the sauce in half. Very tasty. The horseradish is a nice surprise to the taste buds! - 3/4/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! We loved this!!! - 3/29/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was fabulous! I used white cheddar and jarlsberg for the cheese and Ritz crackers for the topping (my saltines were stale) and it was to die for! - 4/29/10

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  • I used onion powder instead of scallions and Franks red hot instead of horseradish and decided to use bacon flavored crackers my family ate it all - 3/12/16

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  • Really good. I used ritz crackers. - 7/21/15

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  • Didn't have horseradish and I think the recipe really needed it for a kick. My husband thought it was kind of tasteless. I liked the way the cauliflower came out though. I will definitely make this again and add the horseradish. - 5/5/15

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  • Everyone loved this. I will definitely make it again. I also used Ritz crackers for the recipe. - 1/2/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It is really quite good, but just didn't seem worth the amount of steps/work required. - 8/29/10

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