Cauliflower and Brussel Sprout Au Gratin

This will convert everyone at your table.  Cream, cheese and crunchy breadcrumbs create layers of oozy goodness and a rich bath for the Brussels sprouts and cauliflower to swim around in.

Cauliflower and Brussel Sprout Au Gratin (Side Dish)

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Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 2 tablespoons  chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 1/2  pounds  brussels sprouts, trimmed, quartered lengthwise through core
  • 1 1 1/2-to 1 3/4 pound  head of cauliflower, trimmed, cut into small florets
  • 2 3/4 cups  heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2  cup  chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon  chopped fresh sage
  • 11/2 tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1/2 cup  plain dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup  pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 3 cups  grated Parmesan cheese, divided


  • Fill large bowl with ice and cold water. Cook brussels sprouts in large pot of generously salted boiling water 2 minutes. Add cauliflower to same pot; cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes longer. Drain. Transfer vegetables to bowl of ice water to cool. Drain well.
  • Combine cream, shallots, and sage in large saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer until mixture is reduced to 2 1/2 cups, about 10 minutes. Season with salt. Remove from heat. Cool slightly.
  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs; stir until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer to bowl; cool. Stir in pine nuts and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Butter 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish; arrange half of vegetables in dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then 1 1/2 cups Parmesan. Arrange remaining vegetables evenly over, then sprinkle with remaining 1 1/2 cups Parmesan. Pour cream mixture evenly over.
  • DO AHEAD: Breadcrumb topping and gratin can be made 1 day ahead. Cover separately and chill. Bring to room temperature before continuing.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Cover gratin with foil. Bake covered 40 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle breadcrumb topping over and bake uncovered 15 minutes longer.
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