cauliflower gratin FPTwo of my girlfriends came over last-minute for dinner the other day, both on vegetarian and gluten free diets. I admit they caught me off guard, so I kind of threw some things together. I had a head of cauliflower, some frozen spinach and a bunch of leftover cheese. I turned these basic ingredients into a gratin, which turned out to be excellent and easy to make, so I had to share it with you (with a few adjustments).directionscipe Card

Cauliflower gratin
Serves 6
219 calories
9 g
127 g
14 g
16 g
7 g
207 g
530 g
4 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219
Calories from Fat 123
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 127mg
Sodium 530mg
Total Carbohydrates 9g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Main ingredients
  1. • 1 onion, cut in half and sliced
  2. • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. • 3 eggs
  4. • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese + a little extra to top the gratin
  5. • ¾ cup feta cheese, chopped
  6. • ¾ cup of cottage cheese
  7. • 10 oz. (275 grams) frozen spinach, defrosted
  8. • Salt and pepper
  9. • ½ head of cauliflower, cut into smaller florets
Garnish Ingredients
  1. • Chopped chives
  2. • Shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. 1. Sauté the onions on a pan over medium-high heat until browned. Set aside.
  2. 2. Whisk the eggs in a bowl, and then mix in the shredded cheese, feta cheese, cottage cheese, salt and pepper.
  3. 3. Mix in the spinach and sautéed onions, and pour the mixture into a baking pan (I used a 10-inch [25 cm] quiche pan).
  4. 4. Place the florets, stalks down, into the egg mixture until you have covered the surface with cauliflower. Sprinkle a little extra cheese on the top and bake it in the oven at 350°F (275°C) for about 40 min. or until the surface is browned and the egg mixture is cooked.
  5. 5. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garnish with chives.
Cauliflower and spinach gratin

Tina Diep

I LOVE FOOD and better yet I LOVE TO COOK.

I can thank my Vietnamese roots. Vietnamese people use a great amount of time cooking and eating, traits which they have learned from their families. Everyone seems to know how to cook, and they are adept at picking fresh and quality foods from the market. Food is a priority in Vietnam – if you eat well, you live well.

I was born in Denmark, and in my mind I am a true Dane. Danish people cook a lot as well, but they prefer to spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table. I consider myself Vietnamese from a culinary standpoint and Danish from a cultural standpoint (and I live in New York, which is a Mecca for foodies).

My mum is a great cook, she taught me how to chop vegetables and how to just randomly throw things together and somehow get an awesome meal. She makes cooking seem like art, and she is my inspiration for DiepLicious cooking.

My husband loves food as well and he has a great appetite. Cooking for him is a real joy. He has a great interest in everything that concerns health, and loves to point out specific foods and why they are good for you to eat. I will share his knowledge with you. He makes my cooking more challenging, but also a lot healthier.

I offer you one Golden Rule: to enjoy food fully, always taste the food even if you don’t like it. For me it takes a couple of tries to get to know the real flavor.


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