Friday, April 4, 2014
Cauliflower and Gruyere Gratin
Today I am bringing you yet another of my many, many cauliflower recipes because I seriously never get tired of cauliflower. It's actually hard to get tired of it just because it is so versatile and can be made to taste so many different ways. Every time I try a new method of preparing it, I think it is my favorite. At least for a while, until my next new favorite way. So, today, this is my new favorite way!
1 Head of cauliflower (approx. 1 lb.) cut into florets
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Onion, peeled and diced
1 Clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 Teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
4 Tablespoons cream cheese
2/3 Cup grated Gruyere cheese, divided
Salt & pepper to taste
While the cauliflower is cooking, add the olive oil and onion to a pan and saute on medium heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent. Add the garlic and thyme and continue cooking for one more minute. Remove from the heat and add to the mashed cauliflower mixture. Pour into a baking dish and top with the remaining half of the cheese. Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Makes approximately 4 servings.