Cauliflower & Broccoli Gratin with Horseradish Cheddar Sauce

Cauliflower & Broccoli Gratin with Horseradish Cheddar Sauce

Hello Monday. May I ask you a question? Why are you back so quickly? Don’t you have something better to do? I’m not prepared to go work yet. I want to play and have fun. Since I work every other saturday some weekends seem none existent. This was one of those weekends, although we had a ton of fun. Saturday night we went to a Fundraising Gala followed by a little night out on the town. Kurt and I had a great time.

Well since you are here, dear Monday, let’s make you meatless.


Do you like horseradish? I sure hope you do.

I combined some of my favorite veggies with cheddar cheese and horseradish for a delicious dish. Horseradish contains significant amounts of cancer-fighting compounds called glucosinolates, which increase the liver’s ability to detoxify carcinogens and may suppress the growth of tumors. Combined with cauliflower and broccoli you have a dish loaded with the good stuff. Yes, I know, it has cheese, but a little goes a long way.

Cauliflower & Broccoli Gratin with Horseradish Cheddar Sauce

I love cauliflower, but don’t feel that I’m cooking enough with it. I was watching a new to me show on the Cooking Channel,  How to Live till 100 and the chef, Jason, was making a bunch of different dishes using cauliflower. All looked insanely delicious,  by the time it was over I found myself craving cauliflower. What I enjoyed even more that through out the entire episode, Jason explains the benefits that cauliflower offers. And that is definitely my kind of show.

Cauliflower & Broccoli Gratin with Horseradish Cheddar Sauce

Cauliflower & Broccoli Gratin with Horseradish Cheddar Sauce

What is your favorite cauliflower dish?

Kathy Sig 2


Cauliflower & Broccoli Gratin with Horseradish Cheddar Sauce


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Serves: 4-5

  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 1 broccoli crown
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup low fat milk
  • 1 tbsp prepared horseradish, or more to taste
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup Panko breadcrumbs
  1. Bring the water to a boil. Add the cauliflower and broccoli and cook until tender about 10 minutes.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook 1 minute creating a roux.
  3. Add horseradish. Then add the milk a little at a time, stirring until smooth before adding more. Bring to a simmer but do not allow to boil.
  4. Add cheese and stir until the cheese melts.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Add more horseradish if desired.
  6. Gently mix cauliflower, broccoli and the sauce. Transfer to a baking dish. Sprinkle with Panko. Bake in a 425 degree oven until bubbling, about 15 minutes.




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