This recipe made a tasty, new addition to our Christmas dinner menu. Since we had a smoked, glazed ham for our main entree, I did not add ham to the recipe. It would taste delicious either way.
Cauliflower and Ham Gratin
2 tbsp butter
1 medium onion, sliced (I substituted with onion powder to taste)
8 oz ham steak, cut into 1/2" pieces
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup whole milk
4 oz goat cheese, crumbled
kosher salt and pepper
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
3 tbsp bread crumbs
8 sprigs thyme (I substituted with Thyme leaves to taste)
1. Heat over to 400 degrees F.
2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until softened and light golden brown, about 6 minutes. Add the ham and cook, 2 minutes. Add the cream, milk, cheese, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until thickened, about 4 minutes. Add the cauliflower.
3. Transfer to a 2-quart casserole dish and sprinkle with the break crumbs and thyme. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and continue baking until cauliflower is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest at least 5 minutes before serving.
~ Patty ~