Roasted Cauliflower Gratin

Deliciously creamy made with a simple cashew cheese sauce and topped with a cheesy bread crumb topping.
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Dairy free and vegan options that actually taste good can be hard to come by around the holidays. This cauliflower gratin is a wonderful addition to a festive meal, it's creamy without the heaviness of dairy and potatoes. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups Organic Cashew Homestyle Nutmilk
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • Chopped parsley for garnish

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange cauliflower florets on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Toss well and roast for 15-20 minutes until florets are tender and browned. Remove from oven and reduce heat to 375 degrees F.

In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add the flour and whisk for 1 minute. Pour the Califia Farms Organic Cashew Homestyle Nutmilk and 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast into the saucepan. Let it come to a boil while whisking constantly until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in black pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and nutmeg. Set aside.

Transfer roasted cauliflower florets to a greased baking dish. Pour the sauce evenly on top. Sprinkle remaining nutritional yeast and Panko breadcrumbs evenly over the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until top is browned. Serve immediately. Enjoy!