• Hi Karla — I was wondering if you could break this down for a family of four. Five heads of cauliflower and ten cups of milk seem like a lot. Let me know. Thanks!

    From Julie Simon
    November 29, 2013

  • Hello Julie,
    Here is the breakdown of this recipe. This will serve 4 people. Enjoy, it is a crowd-pleaser!
    1 Head, Cauliflower
    2 1/2 Tbl. butter
    2 Tbl. Butter
    2 1/2 cups Milk
    Pinch White pepper
    1/4 tsp. nutmeg
    1/2 cup gruyere
    1/2 cup parmesan

    Just follow the same steps in the recipe.

    From Karla Williams
    November 30, 2013

Healthy Recipe: Cauliflower Gruyere Gratin


This recipe is sure to be a family favorite. Here is a tasty dish your children will love and will also be getting their daily vegetable servings in at the same time.


5 heads Cauliflower, (6in heads) cut into medium size florets

2/3 cup Butter, unsalted

1/2 Cup  AP flour

10 Cup Skim milk, heated

½ tsp. White pepper

1 ¼ tsp. Nutmeg

1  2/3 Cup Gruyere cheese, shredded

1  2/3 Cup Parmesan cheese, shredded



  • Cut cauliflower into florets, then put in steamer for about 5 minutes. 
  • While cauliflower is steaming, in a saucepan melt butter, and add flour making a roux.
  • Pour the hot milk in the roux and whisk until it comes to a boil and starts to thicken.
  • Once thick pull off the heat and add salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Stir in cheeses.
  • Spray hotel pan, place cauliflower in pan then drizzle milk mixture over the cauliflower until covered.
  • Bake in oven for about 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Serving size:  ½ cup

Calories:          110

Fat:                  6 grams

Sodium            210

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