This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin is the perfect side dish for a holiday gathering or special meal. Because it’s so tasty, you won’t have to worry about storing any leftovers.
Yes friends, today we are celebrating one of my favorite parts of the Thanksgiving meal: the side dishes. And this Cheese Cauliflower Gratin is a side you and your guests are sure to love.
Actually, we’ll be hitting most of the high points of the Friendsgiving meal, as I’ve teamed up with some of my blogger friends to share a delicious and beautiful Friendsgiving Progressive Dinner.
Each of us is focusing on a specific part of the feast, and together we’ll be sharing a full dinner menu (minus the bird). You’ll find many of our best classic dishes along with new favorites. Everyone is linked up below. If you’re looking for something different to spice up your Friendsgiving/Thanksgiving, you’ve come to the right place.
To continue with this delicious Friendsgiving feast, check out what my blogger friends are making below. Each recipe sounds as good as the next.
Friendsgiving Progressive Dinner:
Sugar and Charm – Apple Crisp Cocktail (Drink)
Pizzazzerie – Cranberry Prosciutto Crostini (Appetizer)
Julie Blanner – Onion Tart (Appetizer)
The Sweetest Occasion – Mini Green Bean Casserole Puffs (Side)
The Proper Blog – Strawberry Pie with Fringe Crust (Dessert)
Lovely Indeed – Mini Bouquet Place Cards (Decor)
Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin:
As I mentioned, I’m sharing this recipe for Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin. I meant to make it for you last year around this time but never got around to it.
My mom usually makes this dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas. (I believe she got the recipe from Bobby Flay, so a shout out to Mr. Flay!) It’s become a favorite in our family. I know because it’s one of the dishes that is always scraped clean.
What makes this side so delicious is the abundance of cheese: Monterey Jack, Parmesan, and goat cheese. I realize some of you may not care for goat cheese or be leary of using it, but I recommend giving it a try here. Once everything comes together, you won’t even know it’s there. However, it does give the gratin a wonderful creaminess and tangy depth of flavor that is beyond compare.
I’m also a big fan of this dish because it’s quick to make, and there’s minimal clean up during prep. You only need the pan you’re baking it in.
How to Make Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin:
Just place all of the ingredients in a 9×13-inch casserole dish and give them a good toss to mix them together.
After that, pop the pan in the oven uncovered for 30-35 minutes. That’s it!
You’ll want to let the gratin set a few minutes before serving. To dress it up, I added sprigs of herbs, but those are totally optional.
With that, you’re ready to dive into the magic deliciousness of this Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin. Move over green bean casserole; you’ve officially been replaced.
Want more delicious side dishes? Try these:
- Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
- Pasta Salad with Roasted Mushrooms
- Orange Pineapple Dream Salad
- Roasted Carrots with Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese
- Oven Fries
I hope you’ll give this recipe a try this Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving or anytime you need a quick and tasty side.
Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin Recipe:
- 1 large head cauliflower cut into florets
- 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese grated
- 8 ounces goat cheese crumbled
- 2 cups grated Parmesan
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 cups heavy cream
- Salt and ground pepper to taste
Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F.
In a 9x13-inch baking dish, combine the cauliflower, cheeses, garlic, and heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper.
Place in the oven and roast for 30-35 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft and starting to brown on top.