The Low Carb Diabetic: Cauliflower, Leek and Broccoli Cheese : A Tasty Savoury Gratin

The Low Carb Diabetic: Cauliflower, Leek and Broccoli Cheese : A Tasty Savoury Gratin


The Low Carb Diabetic: Cauliflower, Leek and Broccoli Cheese : A Tasty Savoury Gratin

Cauliflower, Leek and Broccoli Cheese : A Tasty Savoury Gratin

Just about everything tastes good in a gratin! Cauliflower, leek and broccoli cheese is a satisfying savoury gratin to serve as a side dish or a main course.


Ingredients

Serves Six
1 large cauliflower, cut into florets
1 head broccoli, cut into florets
50g/1¾oz butter, plus extra for cooking the leeks
baby leeks (approx. 150g/5½oz), sliced
500ml/18fl oz milk
4 tbsp flour
200g/7oz mature cheddar, grated
6 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs

salt and pepper

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7.
2. Cook the cauliflower and broccoli in boiling water for 5–6 minutes until just tender. Drain well and tip into a deep baking dish.
3. Melt a knob of butter in a frying pan and fry the leeks for 3–4 minutes, stirring frequently until softened. Arrange them in the dish with the florets.
4. Heat the milk, flour and butter in a saucepan over a medium heat, whisking constantly until the sauce comes to the boil and thickens. Reduce the heat and whisk over a low heat for 1–2 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in 150g/5½oz of the grated cheese and season to taste.
5. Pour the sauce over the vegetables and sprinkle over the breadcrumbs and the remaining cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown and bubbling.

Servings suggestions


You will find a variety of recipe ideas and articles within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.


All the best Jan



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