This Creamy Cauliflower Gratin is a wonderful and healthier substitute to the starchy potato gratin without sacrificing flavor! It will be perfect served up at your next Sunday dinner!
I’m not sure I’ve talked to you about one of my major food loves. I know I’ve talked about coconut. And I’ve probably talked a bit about wine and coffee. But potatoes! Specifically cheesy potatoes! Honestly, I could eat a large quantities of funeral potatoes. Or one of my favorite dishes is a smoked gouda cheesy potato casserole. It’s to die for. The problem here is that I feel like crap after eating so many potatoes!
So I knew it was time to do something about this. How could I get this cheesy yummy flavor without feeling the heaviness of the potatoes?
Cauliflower is seriously becoming a magical vegetable these days on the internet isn’t it? I’ve seen cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower mashed “potatoes”, cauliflower “alfredo” sauce. So I knew I was going to be using cauliflower in place of my heavenly potatoes. I just hoped they would be able to step up to the plate and satisfy my cravings for the cheesy goodness.
Let me just tell you that I ate a large portion of this cauliflower with dinner last night. It was so delicious and I didn’t want it to stop. The difference though?
I didn’t feel crappy! I actually didn’t get that stuffed feeling that I normally do with potatoes. What I mean by that is that I didn’t have to unbutton my pants this time. And I didn’t even feel the need to go put on my yoga pants after dinner.
Side note: Have you ever gone to change into yoga pants before eating just because you know you’re going to be eating a lot? Yeah, I’ve been there. Hm, not a mindset I like, that’s for sure! I need to work on that.
Anyway, so this is it. It’s a super easy side-dish to throw together, and it doesn’t take all that many ingredients. The almond milk and cauliflower cut down on the richness of the dish and will leave you feeling just fine about your cheesy-obsessions. And maybe now there will be room left for dessert!