New this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Truffled Cauliflower Gratin

Chef John

"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."
Featured in Allrecipes Magazine — Subscribe!
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


1 h servings 241 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


Sort stores by

We're showing stores near
Update Location
(uses your location)

May we suggest



{{model.addEditText}} Print
  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  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 g fat; 17.2 g carbohydrates; 12.4 g protein; 35 mg cholesterol; 463 mg sodium. Full nutrition

Similar: RecipesVideosCategoriesArticles

Similar: {{title}} recipes videos categories articles


Read all reviews 19
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

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...

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...

Another excellent dish by Chef John. The flavor profile is off the chart with much help from the truffled pecorino cheese. The cheese was hard to find. Three large grocery chains did not carry ...

I followed the recipe exactly. Over cooked the cauliflower a bit, but it was still delicious.