Cauliflower Gratin
Cauliflower Gratin Recipe

Cauliflower Gratin

December 19, 2022


  • 1 cauliflower head
  • 2 tbsps. Dona Elena Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsps. unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsps. all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups hot milk
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1⁄4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3⁄4 cup gruyere cheese
  • 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1⁄4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. salt (to taste)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  2. Cook the cauliflower head in a large pot of boiling salted water for 5 to 6 mins. until tender but still firm then drain.
  3. Meanwhile, melt 3 tbsps. of butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add the flour, while stirring constantly with a wooden spoon for 2 mins.
  4. Pour the hot milk into the butter-flour mixture and stir until it comes to a boil.
  5. While the butter-flour mixture is boiling, whisk constantly for 1 minute or until thickened.
  6. Off the heat, add 1 tsp. of salt, pepper, nutmeg, 1/2 cup of the Gruyere cheese, and parmesan cheese.
  7. Pour 1/3 of the sauce on the bottom of round casserole.
  8. Place the drained cauliflower on top and then spread the rest of the sauce evenly on top.
  9. Combine the bread crumbs with the remaining 1/4 cup of Gruyere cheese and sprinkle on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  10. Bake for 25 to 30 mins., until the top is browned.
  11. Drizzle with Doña Elena Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top before serving.
  12. Serve hot or at room temperature.