Try this easy, semi-healthy broccoli and cauliflower gratin recipe. A gratin is typically a bready-cheesy-toasty topping, and it’s a great way to jazz up broccoli and cauliflower. Just broccoli cheese is nice, but adding cauliflower kinda smooths out the taste. This is a cheesy dish without being overly cheesy, and not overcooking the vegetables will add awesome texture.
Broccoli Cheese Cauliflower Gratin Recipe Ingredients:
2 cups BROCCOLI FLORETS
2 cups CAULIFLOWER FLORETS
1 cups MONTEREY JACK (shredded)
½ cup ROMANO or PARMESAN cheese (shredded)
½ cup GREEK YOGURT
3-5 cloves GARLIC (finely chopped)
1 cup PANKO BREADCRUMBS
2 Tbsp BUTTER
SALT and PEPPER to taste
Broccoli Cheese Cauliflower Gratin Recipe Directions:
Grate the cheese. I like the Monterey Jack and Romano cheese combo, but any kind of cheese or cheeses will do, so use your favorite. In a small bowl, combine the cheese and yogurt, and add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
Trim fresh broccoli and cauliflower into similar sized florets so they will cook evenly.
In a small skillet, melt butter and saute garlic for about 1 minute.
Stir bread crumbs into the garlic and butter; I like panko bread crumbs for gratins.
The bread crumbs will soak up the butter. Mix well and set aside.
Steam veggies on the stove top in a steaming basket, or just add ½ inch of water to the bottom of a pan and steam. 4 to 6 minutes of steaming is generally what I like; veggies with a bit or crunch are more vibrant, soggy veggies are sad.
Drain broccoli and cauliflower well and place steamed veggies into a baking dish. Add salt and pepper.
Top the veggies with the cheese and yogurt topping, then top the dish with the garlic and butter bread crumbs.
Bake in an oven preheated to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Bake until the breadcrumb topping is toasted. This will only take a few minutes, so watch the dish closely.
That’s it. Serve hot, dude.
Give this Broccoli Cheese Cauliflower Gratin a try and let me know what you think, and bon appétit!
And for another broccoli cheese dish, try this Blue Cheese Broccoli Recipe.