Tested till perfect Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts Gratin

There's no need to trim the outer leaves of the brussels sprouts because they will fall or pull off easily when you trim and cut the sprouts in half.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2003

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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  • Portion size 8


  • 1 1cauliflower
  • 4 cups 4cupshalved Brussels sproutBrussels sprouts
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspbutter
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspwhite pepper or pepper
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspgrated nutmeg
  • 3 cups 3cupsmilk
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupgrated Parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cup 2/3cupfresh bread crumbs
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Cut cauliflower into large florets. In large pot of boiling water, cover and cook cauliflower until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and chill under cold water; drain well.

In same pot, cover and cook brussels sprouts until tender-crisp, about 7 minutes. Drain and chill under cold water; drain well. Wrap cauliflower in kitchen towel and gently press out excess water; repeat with sprouts. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; whisk in flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg; reduce heat and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, stirring, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese. (Make-ahead: Pour into airtight container; place plastic wrap directly on surface and let cool. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours. Reheat, stirring, over low heat before continuing.)

Spread cauliflower and brussels sprouts in greased 13- x 9-inch (3 L) casserole. Pour sauce over top; sprinkle with bread crumbs. (Make-ahead: Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.) Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven until bubbly, about 25 minutes. Broil until crumbs are golden, 3 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 175 pro 9g total fat 9g sat. fat 5g
carb 17g fibre 4g chol 25mg sodium 389mg

% RDI:

calcium 21 iron 9 vit A 13 vit C 100
folate 33
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