Cauliflower is all the rage these days and can be seen in everything from rice to pizza. My favourite way to eat this vegetable is in this Cauliflower Gratin. Topped with Parmesan cheese, panko breadcrumbs, and a bit of butter, this dish is sure to satisfy everyone! Serve this as a side dish at holiday meals or for a weeknight dinner—it’s so versatile and tasty!
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes
- 1 large head cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized florets
- Water, for boiling
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- 1 ½ cups Parmesan cheese, grated
- ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, finely chopped
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the cauliflower florets and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until slightly tender. Drain the florets and add them to a 9×9 inch baking dish. Season with ground black pepper and toss to coat.
In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, grated Parmesan cheese and panko breadcrumbs. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture evenly across the top of the cauliflower.
Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs have become golden brown and crispy. Remove from the oven and garnish with the chopped parsley and serve.