Cauliflower Potato Gratin With Goat Cheese is perfectly cheesy and creamy, unbelievably easy side dish or appetizer that is baked until bubbly and golden brown. You can serve this to your guests this Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner parties and I can assure you that it will be a total crowd pleaser!!
This post is sponsored by Montchevre but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Thanksgiving is almost here. I am super excited for the holidays and I am sure you all are as well. Like always, I am hosting a Thanksgiving dinner party this year at my house. Holiday means never ending shopping list. I want to buy gifts for all the little ones who will be visiting us, plus prepare dinner items that should be loved by my family and all my guests.
My Thanksgiving dinner menu includes:
- cheesy potato casserole,
- parker house rolls (dinner rolls)
- cranberry chicken,
- bianca pizza,
- roasted brussel sprouts,
- spaghetti quash lasagna,
- sweet potato dumplings,
- pumpkin pie with streusel topping
- persimon apple pudding
The showstopper recipe that I have added to my menu is the delicious Cauliflower Potato Gratin With Goat Cheese given below. This recipe, as the name suggests, has all the ingredients that is almost everyone's favorite and even picky eaters will love it. The star of the recipe here is the addition of Goat Cheese.
Now if you ask me why add Montchevre Truffle Goat Cheese to the gratin, I hear you! Its because, this cheese is rich, creamy, and flavorful, and takes your dish to the next level. Montchevre Goat Cheese is made with fresh, high quality goat’s milk collected from local, independent family farms. They are high in protein, calcium, and vitamin D, contains less lactose and is rich in nutrients and vitamins. All of these factors and its wonderful taste makes it the perfect addition to your healthy and active lifestyle!
The traditional French cheese-making expertise allows Montchevre to ensure the rich and smooth texture of their logs, along with their fresh and mild flavor that chefs and consumers know and love. Overall, Montchevre is the perfect substitution for any recipe incorporating cheese. I love to add them even in mashed potatoes, savory galettes, flat breads, and more.
Montchevre has some amazing flavors in addition to truffle goat cheese, like, pumpkin, cranberry cinnamon, blueberry vanilla, and jalapeno which is definitely worth a try. You can find these cheese varieties at a store near you.
What is the difference between scalloped potatoes and au gratin potatoes??
The difference is whether cheese is used or not in the recipe. Au gratin potatoes uses grated cheese and scalloped potatoes uses heavy cream or milk. I always like to add both of them in my recipe to make it creamy and cheesy & dinner like Thanksgiving or Christmas special one.
How do you make Cauliflower Potato Gratin With Goat Cheese from scratch?
To prepare Cauliflower Potato Gratin, first pan roast the cauliflower florets and diced potatoes until golden brown in color. This will take about 20 minutes.
In another pan, add cumin seeds, crushed coriander seeds, onions, and saute till translucent. To this add garlic cloves and continue sauteing till it turns golden brown in color. Add a can of diced tomatoes and continue sauteing till the water evaporates.
In another bowl, add eggs, heavy cream, and goat cheese and whisk till combined. Keep this aside.
Once the cauliflower potato mixture cools down, add the onion mixture, goat cheese mixture, parmesan cheese, coriander leaves and mix well.
Transfer this to a 10 inch greased pan and finally dot it with more goat cheese. The more the better 🙂 Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes and you are done.
Cauliflower Potato Gratin With Goat Cheese is ready. Serve it to your family and friends and wait as they will not only come for second servings but also with lot of compliments 🙂
If you are unable to prepare for Thanksgiving for whatever reason, you can still add it for your Christmas dinner menu. If not, you can
Detailed Recipe for Cauliflower Potato Gratin With Goat Cheese
CAULIFLOWER POTATO GRATIN WITH GOAT CHEESE
- 1 Medium head Cauliflower, cut into florets
- 1 Medium sized Potato, diced
- 4 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 tablespoon Butter
- 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
- 1 tablespoon Coriander seeds crushed (Use mortar and pestle)
- 1 Onion roughly chopped
- 4 Garlic cloves chopped
- 1 can Diced Tomatoes (14 oz)
- ½ teaspoon Cayenne powder optional
- ½ teaspoon Curry powder (Garam masala powder) optional
- Black pepper to taste
- Salt to taste
- 2 Eggs
- ⅓ cup Heavy cream
- 4 oz Goat cheese
- 5 sprigs Coriander leaves or Cilantro
- ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese
- Spring onions optional
- In a large pan on medium heat, add 2 tablespoon of olive oil, and a tablespoon of butter.
- To this add cauliflower florets and diced potatoes, sprinkle some salt and roast until cauliflower turns golden brown in color. This should take about 20 mins on medium flame.
- Meanwhile, in another pan on medium heat, add remaining 2 tablespoon of olive oil.
- Add cumin seeds, finely crushed coriander seeds, chopped onions, and saute until onions turn light golden in color.
- Now, add chopped garlic cloves and continue sauteing until onions turn golden brown in color.
- To this, add a can of diced tomatoes, and season with a light sprinkle of salt, black pepper powder, and optionally some cayenne & curry powders.
- Cook until most of the liquid from diced tomatoes evaporates. Should take about 20 - 25 mins.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degree F and grease 10 inch spring form baking pan or casserole dish with some butter
- Remove from the oven, and rest for 5 mins.
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