Whole Cauliflower au Gratin


1 large head of cauliflower (1-1/2 to 2 lb)
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp flour
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup shredded cheese
2 Tbsp gated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp dry bread crumbs


  1. Pull off any outer green leaves from the head of cauliflower. Cut off protruding stem end close to the head, making it even with the bottom of the head of cauliflower. Cut a 1/2-inch deep “X” in the base of the cauliflower. Place cauliflower, flower side down, and water in a large microwaveable bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH 10 minutes or until tender.
  2. Remove and let stand, covered for 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk together yogurt and flour until well blended. Gradually add milk, whisking until all ingredients are well blended. Microwave 3-4 minutes or until thickened, stirring after 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from microwave and add shredded cheese. Stir until cheese melted.
  5. Place cauliflower in shallow casserole dish and pour sauce over.
  6. Mix Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs together. Sprinkle over cauliflower. Broil for 2-3 minutes in the oven until topping is lightly browned. Serve hot with cooked Brussels sprouts and canned stewed tomato.

Makes 12 servings of side dish (about 1/2 cup each).

Source: Canadian magazine