Dairy West

Recipe By

Dairy West

  • Prep Time
    5 minutes

  • Cook Time
    20 minutes

  • Servings


  • 1 large cauliflower head, cut into 2-3'' florets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 - 1 cup béchamel
  • 1 cup muenster, shredded, divided
Gratin New

Preheat oven to 425°F. Place a rack at lowest level and one below the broiler coil. Place florets on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with salt. To maximize browning, rub florets in oil and place cut sides of florets flat against the pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until you see browning on the underside of the florets.

Move baking sheet to higher rack to develop some flavorful browning on top (about 8 minutes) or until the cauliflower reaches your preferred level of tenderness.

While the cauliflower cooks, prepare homemade béchamel or warm a pre-made béchamel. Add half the muenster cheese to warm béchamel to make it a mornay sauce, stir until melted. Transfer finished cauliflower to baking dish, pour mornay sauce evenly over cauliflower. Sprinkle on remaining cheese. Turn on broiler and place cauliflower under it for 2-4 minutes.

Recipe reprinted with permission © 2021 Michele Redmond / The Taste Workshop