Broccoli Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe
Father's Day Recipes


Broccoli Cauliflower Au Gratin

Cheese Sauce:
stick butter
cup flour
4 cups half & half
cup parmesan cheese
teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons Franks Red Hot sauce

2 cups broccoli florets
2 cups cauliflower florets

Bread Crumbs Mixture:
2 slices white bread
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar or colby cheese
2 tablespoons melted butter

Making Cheese Sauce:
Melt butter in a sauce pan, add flour 1/3 at a time and stir to form a roux.
Add half & half one cup at a time and stir with each addition. Stir vigorously to avoid lumps. Turn off the heat and add parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, hot sauce and one cup of colby cheese, stir to combine. The sauce should be thick, because the vegetables will weep a little water as they cook and thin the sauce down. Set aside.

Bread Crumb Mixture:
Place bread, butter and spices in a food processor and process until crumb like. Mix in 1 cup shredded cheddar or colby cheese. Set aside.

Cooking Vegetables:
Cut broccoli and cauliflower into florets and cook in boiling water for two minutes. Do not overcook the vegetables or the finished product will be mushy. Remove vegetables from water and place in casserole dish.

Pour sauce over vegetables and top with cheese sauce and bread crumb mixture.
Bake the casserole in a 400-degree oven until golden brown and gorgeously bubbly.

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