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Baked Smoky Blue Cauliflower Gratin

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Cherry

A creamy gratin features a mosaic of flavors: sharp cheddar, blue cheese, cauliflower, and bread crumbs combine for a unique and smoky dish.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 2 Head cauliflower, cut into florets

  • 3 Tablespoon Butter, unsalted

  • 3 Tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 2 Cup milk

  • 1 Cup heavy cream

  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 Teaspoon mustard powder

  • 1/4 Teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne powder

  • 2 1/2 Cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 4 Ounce blue cheese

  • 1/2 Cup panko breadcrumbs

  • parsley

Steps

  • 1

    Bring a large stock pot of water to a boil. Add the cauliflower, and cook for 4 minutes. Drain, and set aside.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Head cauliflower, cut into florets

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 325℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill325 ˚F

  • 3

    In a large cast iron skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Sprinkle flour over the butter and whisk until fully incorporated. Slowly add milk and cream and reduce heat to low. Using a whisk, continue to stir until sauce is thick, about 10 minutes.

    Ingredients

    • 3 Tablespoon Butter, unsalted

    • 3 Tablespoon all-purpose flour

    • 2 Cup milk

    • 1 Cup heavy cream

  • 4

    Remove from heat and add salt, pepper, mustard, nutmeg, and cayenne along with 2 cups of sharp cheddar and the blue cheese. Continue to stir until all the cheese has fully melted. Add the cauliflower into the skillet and stir until completely coated in the sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and panko.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Teaspoon sea salt

    • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    • 1 Teaspoon mustard powder

    • 1/4 Teaspoon nutmeg

    • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne powder

    • 2 1/2 Cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

    • 4 Ounce blue cheese

    • 1/2 Cup panko breadcrumbs

    • parsley

  • 5

    Place the skillet directly on the on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook, rotating the pan halfway through, until the top is golden brown, cheese is bubbling and cauliflower is tender, for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • 6

    Remove the skillet from the grill and garnish with freshly ground pepper and parsley. Serve hot. Enjoy!

    Grill325 ˚F

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