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Pumpkin Cauliflower au Gratin | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com
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Pumpkin Cauliflower au Gratin (paleo, GF)

Servings: 4 as a side
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1/2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2.5 cloves of garlic or 1 tbs of minced garlic
  • 1/2 small yellow oniion
  • 3 sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 of a can pumpkin puree, (15 ounce can) (make sure the only ingredient is pumpkin)
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk, (this will have a heavy cream consistency)
  • 1/2 cup of all natural chicken stock
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg, (optional)
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup of crumbled goat cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Cut up a head of cauliflower so that all of the florets are ready to be boiled in water.
  • Boil the cauliflower in a big pot of water for 7 minutes only.
  • Drain the cauliflower and place in a 8x8 inch pan and set the pan aside.
  • Then start making the pumpkin sauce.
  • Put 1/2 tbs olive oil in a pan. Set the stove top to medium heat.
  • Mince the cloves of garlic and yellow onion in a food processor.
  • Put the garlic and onion in the pan and mix well into the olive oil, letting the mixture cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the sliced mushrooms and mix well and let the mixture cook for 3 minutes, or until the onions are "clear".
  • Add 1 tsp of salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add 1/2 of a 15 ounce can of pure pumpkin puree and mix into the garlic, onion and mushrooms.
  • Immediately add 1/2 cup of pure coconut milk and 1/2 cup of natural chicken stock.
  • Add 1/4 tsp of nutmeg if you would like and mix the sauce thoroughly.
  • Increase the heat to medium/high until the sauce boils.
  • Then lower the sauce to a simmer and let it cook for 15- 20 minutes, until it is really thick.
  • This recipe makes about half of the original Pumpkin Alfredo recipe and yields about 2 cups of sauce.
  • Pour the pumpkin alfredo sauce on top of the cauliflower in the pan, making sure it is evenly dispersed and covering all of the cauliflower.
  • Cover the cauliflower in 1/2 cup of crumbled goat cheese.
  • Place the pan in the oven, and cook at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Then set the oven to broil mode, and cook for another 5 minutes. Make sure to check the pan frequently to make sure it doesn't burn. Some ovens are stronger than others!