• Making Mayo’s Recipes: Potato Cauliflower au Gratin

This is a healthy side dish to try this weekend. Chop potatoes and cauliflower about the size of a nickel so the dish will cook evenly in 25 minutes.

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  1. 1 large potato, chopped
  2. 1 head cauliflower, chopped
  3. 2 teaspoons olive oil
  4. 1 cup sliced leeks
  5. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  6. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  7. 1 cup skim milk
  8. 1 cup chicken stock
  9. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  10. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  11. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  12. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  13. 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  14. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Heat oven to 375 F. In a medium saucepan, boil water. Once boiling, add potato and cauliflower to parboil. Drain, cool and set aside in a medium bowl.

Preheat a medium saute pan on medium heat; add olive oil. Saute leeks and garlic until tender. Using a whisk, add flour and stir to incorporate well. Deglaze the pan by adding in milk and chicken stock. Let come to a boil, whisking regularly. Stir in the thyme, onion powder, salt and black pepper.

Lightly coat a baking dish with cooking spray. Place potatoes and cauliflower in the baking dish. Pour leek and milk mixture over potatoes and cauliflower. Sprinkle with cheese and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender. Uncover and bake for an additional 5 minutes to brown the top. Garnish with parsley.

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