Friday, November 11, 2011

Cauliflower Goat Cheese Gratin

 Cauliflower is one of those vegetables that I sometimes forget about. I try to find recipes that I can incorporate into our food plan. When I was visiting with my friend Laurie recently she was telling me about one of their family favorites that she makes on Thanksgiving and it sounded so good, I asked her if I could adapt her recipe and maybe blog it.  My friend Laurie was born and raised in New Orleans and is a wonderful cook. This is one of her great recipes that I have adapted. This is a great side dish that will go with any meal.

Cauliflower Goat Cheese Gratin

Cauliflower Goat Cheese Gratin
Laurie Dewhirst
Adapted By
Miz Helen's Kitchen
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese, coarsely grated
2 cups grated Parmesan
6 ounces goat cheese, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon Lea and Perrins
Salt and Pepper to taste
Miz Helen Added
1 4 ounce jar of diced pimento's
1 teaspoon thyme
1 clove garlic minced
option: dash cayenne pepper
Drizzle Balsamic Vinegar
Layer the cauliflower, garlic, thyme and pimento's on the bottom of a medium casserole dish. Mix the Lea and Perrins and the (Option of cayenne)  with the heavy cream and  pour it over the cauliflower and pimento layer. Add the 3 cheese's on top of the gratin. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes until all the cheese is melted and the casserole is bubbling. Remove from oven and drizzle Balsamic Vinegar over the top. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

This Casserole Has Great Color

Enjoy!

Thanks for your great recipe Laurie! I sure am glad that all of you stopped by to sample this wonderful Casserole with me today. I always enjoy each one of your visits, hope you will stop by and see me on my New Face Book Page and please come back real soon!
Peace and Joy

13 comments:

  1. I love cauliflower and this look amazing! gloria

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  2. I love what you've done with the additional ingredients I can't wait to try the recipe this way I'm sure the flavor must be to die for! Getting even more excited about Thanksgiving now! Thank you, Miz Helen =).
    Laurie

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  3. I've been looking for a nice cauliflower side and here it is! I too love the choice of ingredients and look very forward to trying this!

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  4. Wow,the casserole looks absolutely gorgeous and what beautiful colors!Feels like the fall season has come down to your page:)Lovely dish,Miz Helen!

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  5. I make my own goat cheese so I can already feel this has a great taste:)

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  6. Cauliflower is so underrated - I LOVE cauliflower!!

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  7. I love cauliflower and this just looks so pretty. I think it's definitely going to have to be a side dish this week.

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  8. This looks so interesting! I bet it tastes great!

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  9. My mouth is watering. This looks delicious!

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  10. I love cauliflower too - this looks like a wonderful preparation!

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  11. what an awesome flavor combo...it may just be the only way I can get my husband to eat cauliflower:) hehehehe...great job, Miz Helen!

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  12. It must be fun having you as a relative!!! Fantastic menu, and wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving! xo

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Your visit has been very special. I look forward to your comments, they are like opening little gifts. Thank you for stopping by and hurry back!
Miz Helen

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