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Truffled Cauliflower Gratin

Rated as 4.82 out of 5 Stars

"In this otherwise humble gratin, we're going to use another, much more delicious delivery system of truffles: truffle pecorino cheese. For less than $10 worth of cheese, I think you can get a nicer, truer truffle flavor. By the way, if you know they actually make this cheese with synthetic truffle oil, please keep it to yourself, and don't spoil it for me."
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1 h servings 241
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Butter a 9x13-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk flour into butter; cook and stir until raw flour taste cooks off, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Gradually whisk milk into flour mixture. Increase heat to medium-high; cook and stir until mixture thickens and comes to a simmer, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir truffled pecorino cheese, salt, cayenne pepper, and nutmeg into milk mixture until cheese sauce is thick.
  4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add cauliflower and cook until slightly tender, about 6 minutes. Drain and transfer cauliflower to prepared baking dish. Spread cheese sauce evenly over cauliflower. Dust with bread crumbs, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese; drizzle olive oil over the top and sprinkle with a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until browned and bubbling, about 30 minutes. Garnish with chopped fresh chives.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 241 calories; 21.9 17.2 12.4 35 463 Full nutrition

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Made this twice now and love it. Both times, I've used Trader Joe's Truffled White Cheddar cheese mixed with Parmigiano-Reggiano and it turns out fantastic. I also steam and not blanch the ca...

So delicious! I made it with orange cauliflower to dress it up a bit. Couldn't find truffle cheese so substituted truffle butter for two tbs of the butter. Used gouda cheese. I've got the la...

Very rich and decadent. Probably won't be making this often because of the cholesterol, etc. but I just had to try it. I couldn't find the cheese with the truffle in it so I drizzled truffle oil...

It was delicious! Added a bit more Cayenne & Nutmeg, but didn’t stray far from the recipe.

It was good, but I will cut the amount of garlic powder to 1/8 t and the onion powder to 1/4 t and add more cheese

Definitely watch the video before making this, it's super helpful for getting the correct texture for your sauce. We couldn't find truffle pecorino cheese and ended up buying truffle sottocener...

I have made this several times because it is so delicious and my husband loves it! It is worth the time and effort it takes to make it.

Pretty nice way to do cauliflower. I didn't have the truffle cheese, so I used gruyere. But I probably won't make this again - it's very rich and high in fat. Sigh.

I wasn't able to find the truffled percorino so I had to use regular pecorino and added a 1/4 tsp of white truffle oil I had. I'm sure this would taste even better with the right cheese, but as...