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Cauliflower, Leek and Bacon Gratin

Dairy Farmers of Canada
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1 head of cauliflower, cut into bite-size florets (7 to 8 cups/1.75 to 2 L)
6 slices bacon, cut into thin strips
3 leeks, white and light green parts only, chopped into half-moons
3 tbsp (45 mL) butter
3 tbsp (45 mL) all-purpose flour
2 cups (500 mL) Milk
1/2 cup (125 mL) grated Canadian Gruyère
1/2 cup (125 mL) grated Canadian Parmesan
1 tsp (5 mL) salt

Topping:
1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh breadcrumbs
1/4 cup (60 mL) grated Canadian Gruyère
2 tbsp (30 mL) melted butter

Yields: 6 Servings

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  • Course Side Dishes
  • Prep. Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 55 mins
  • Yields 6 Servings

Gratins are an excellent way to get more veggies onto your dinner table. The cauliflower is bathed in a silky smooth cheese sauce and enlivened with leeks and bacon.

  • Course Side Dishes
  • Prep. Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 55 mins
  • Yields 6 Servings

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Ingredients

1 head of cauliflower, cut into bite-size florets (7 to 8 cups/1.75 to 2 L)
6 slices bacon, cut into thin strips
3 leeks, white and light green parts only, chopped into half-moons
3 tbsp (45 mL) butter
3 tbsp (45 mL) all-purpose flour
2 cups (500 mL) Milk
1/2 cup (125 mL) grated Canadian Gruyère
1/2 cup (125 mL) grated Canadian Parmesan
1 tsp (5 mL) salt

Topping:
1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh breadcrumbs
1/4 cup (60 mL) grated Canadian Gruyère
2 tbsp (30 mL) melted butter

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter an 8-inch (2 L) square dish.

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook cauliflower for 5 min. Drain; set aside in bowl.

Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet set over medium heat for 5 min or until crispy. Set aside on paper towels. Discard all but 2 tsp (10 mL) fat. Add leeks to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 min or until very soft and just starting to turn golden. Transfer to bowl with cauliflower; add bacon.

Wipe skillet clean. Melt butter in a skillet set over medium heat. Sprinkle with flour; cook, whisking, for 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Whisk for 3 to 5 min or until smooth and thickened. Whisk in Gruyère, Parmesan and salt until cheese is melted.

Pour over cauliflower mixture, stirring until well coated.

Transfer to buttered dish.

Topping: In a bowl, stir together breadcrumbs, cheese and butter. Sprinkle over dish. Bake for about 30 min or until golden on top and heated throughout.

Tips

Add chopped fresh sage or tarragon to the leeks just after they’re cooked.

Instead of cauliflower, try cooked Brussels sprouts.

Use broccoli and Canadian Cheddar in place of cauliflower and Gruyère and Parmesan.

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Did you know?

You can find your favourite Milk Calendar recipes from as far back as 1974! Find them here.

This recipe is brought to you by:

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Did you know?

You can find your favourite Milk Calendar recipes from as far back as 1974! Find them here.

This recipe is brought to you by:

My Milk Calendar From the 2015 Milk Calendar Explore all Milk Calendar recipes

Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 325 Calories
Protein: 19 g
Carbohydrate: 21 g
Fat: 19 g
Fibre: 3 g
Sodium: 919 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 36 % / 394 mg
Vitamin C: 88 %
Vitamin B12: 48 %
Folate: 47 %
Selenium: 39 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

This recipe contains 3/4 milk product serving(s) per person.

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