Roasted Cauliflower With Cheese Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower With Cheese Sauce
Servings: 8 Prep 10 mins Cook 5 mins Roast 400°F 30 mins

Ingredients

Cauliflower:
  • 2 heads cauliflower (4-1/2 pounds total), trimmed, cut into flowerets
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 6 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded, about 1-1/2 cups
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Make It

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cauliflower:

2. In large bowl, toss together the cauliflower flowerets, olive oil, salt and pepper until cauliflower is well coated. Transfer to large rimmed baking sheet, at least 15 x 10 x 1 inches.

3. Roast cauliflower in 400 degree F oven, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender and evenly browned.

Sauce:

4. Near end of the roasting time, in medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Sprinkle the flour over the butter in the saucepan; whisk until the flour and butter are blended and the mixture is slightly brown, about 3 minutes. Gradually whisk in the milk until smooth. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg; simmer, whisking occasionally, 3 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Whisk in the cheese and cayenne until the cheese is melted and well blended.

5. Transfer the cauliflower to a large serving platter. Spoon the sauce over the cauliflower. Sprinkle the parsley over the top as a garnish, if desired. Serve immediately. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 250, Fat, total (g): 20, chol. (mg): 41, sat. fat (g): 9, carb. (g): 10, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 10, sodium (mg): 633, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.