Seriously, make this tonight and every night, for that matter! This cheesy Gruyère sauce is the most perfect compliment to a big head of roasted cauliflower. Additionally, this recipe for Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower is a great way to get the kiddos to eat their vegetables! Although this Roasted Cauliflower is a bit time consuming to prepare, it will be worth every single second.
Much love to Andy Hearnden for this amazing cheesy roasted vegetable recipe idea!
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HOW TO PERFECTLY ROAST CAULIFLOWER
If you have never roasted cauliflower before, you MUST! Honestly, almost any roasted vegetable, tastes incredible. Prior to roasting, it’s a good idea to gently boil the cauliflower for at least 10 minutes. This will allow the cauliflower to become even more tender after roasting. Boiling first will also ensure that the cauliflower does not get too brown or burn while it’s roasting.
HOW TO PREPARE THE MOST PERFECT MELTY CHEESE SAUCE
Preparing the most perfect cheese sauce is an art. Once the warmed heavy whipping cream is whisked into the blonde roux, slowly incorporate the shredded cheese. This is a very important step to making this Cheesy Sauce.
Incorporating the shredded cheese all at once, or adding too much at a time can cause clumping and/or stringiness. Remember, you are looking for a super creamy cheese sauce.
If the cheese sauce becomes too thick, adjust by adding a touch more cream.
WHAT KIND OF CHEESE TO USE FOR CHEESE SAUCE
As mentioned above, creating the most perfect cheese sauce is an art form. The type of cheese will either make, or break the recipe (pun intended). This Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower recipe was made using Gruyère cheese.
The following are great alternatives, or you can also consider mixing a few varieties:
- monterey jack
VEGAN CHEESY ROASTED CAULIFLOWER
Although I have not tried using vegan cheese, I would recommend either Follow Your Heart Smoked Gouda, or Epic Mature Cheddar to make this a Vegan Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower.
Additionally, substitute the heavy whipping cream with non-dairy cream like Silk’s Dairy-Free Cream or Flora’s Plant Based Double Cream.
SUBSTITUTES FOR CAULIFLOWER
In my opinion cauliflower is the perfect vegetable to use in this Cheesy Roasted Vegetable dish. However, any of the following would be great substitutes. Keep in mind that roasting time will vary depending upon the type of vegetable used in this dish:
- sweet potatoes
- celery root
- cabbage (I’m definitely trying this!)
LEFTOVER CHEESY ROASTED CAULIFLOWER
Believe me when I say this…there will be NO Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower leftovers. In fact, I wish I had made two! However, by the slimmest chance that there are leftovers, place in a sealed container. Leftovers will last up to two days in the fridge. Freezing is not recommended.
Gently reheat leftover Cheesy Cauliflower in the microwave, toaster oven, or oven.Print
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