Martha Stewart’s Cauliflower Gratin: A Lazy Girl’s Thanksgiving Savior
Indulge in Martha Stewart's Effortless Cauliflower Gratin Recipe An Ideal 'Lazy Girl' Side for Your Thanksgiving Feast!
Martha Stewart’s lazy girl side dish for Thanksgiving is the easiest cauliflower gratin recipe.
Image: The cauliflower dish requires just a few ingredients, and is pretty tasty. (Jordan Parker Erb/Insider)
Are you a lazy cook like me? Do you find yourself yearning for easy sides to whip up for Thanksgiving, without going through the hassle of laborious recipes? Well, fear not! I’ve got just the perfect dish that will save the day – Martha Stewart’s insanely easy cauliflower gratin!
Now, unlike those ambitious home cooks, I’ve come to embrace my laziness and admit that I don’t really have the energy for elaborate cooking. No shame in that! I’m what you might call a “lazy girl” chef, and I’m proud of it. So, when it comes to Thanksgiving, the last thing I want is a complicated recipe that will leave me stressed and drained.
But fear not, fellow lazy fashionistas! Martha Stewart’s cauliflower gratin is here to save the day. It’s as easy as pie (or in this case, cauliflower gratin) and can be whipped up in less than an hour. And let me tell you, darlings, it might not earn you a Michelin star, but it’s quick, easy, and tasty enough to satisfy even the most discerning palates.
Now, let’s delve into the world of cauliflower gratin, where lazy meets deliciousness.
How to Make Martha Stewart’s Cauliflower Gratin
Image: The gratin ingredients: cauliflower, parmesan, bread crumbs, flour, and heavy cream. (Jordan Parker Erb/Insider)
For those who are unfamiliar with the term (as I was once), a gratin is simply a dish of layered vegetables. Easy peasy, right? Well, hold on tight, because this recipe only requires seven ingredients:
- 1 large head cauliflower, cored and cut into florets
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 cup grated Parmesan
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- ½ cup fresh breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
To achieve cauliflower gratin glory, you’ll need a large bowl, a spatula, and a two-quart baking dish.
- Preheat that oven to a toasty 400 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine cauliflower, heavy cream, flour, and 3/4 cup of the Parmesan. Sprinkle some salt and pepper to give each cauliflower floret maximum flavor. Trust me, you want these babies to be seasoned to perfection!
- Transfer the mixture to your baking dish, cover it tightly with foil, and let it bake for 30 minutes. If you don’t have a two-quart baking dish handy (lazy girls can relate), a three-quart dish will do just fine.
Image: Once the mixture is spread into the baking dish, cover it tightly with foil. (Jordan Parker Erb/Insider)
- Alright, now get ready for the grand finale! In a separate bowl, mix the remaining Parmesan with breadcrumbs. After the 30 minutes are up, sprinkle this breadcrumb-cheese goodness all over the cauliflower mixture. For that extra touch of laziness, scatter small pieces of butter throughout the dish.
- Bake it uncovered for another 10 to 15 minutes until the top becomes gloriously golden and the cauliflower reaches a tender state. Trust me, when you pierce it with a knife, it should give in with a gentle grace.
But wait, don’t dive in just yet! Allow the gratin to cool for a mere five minutes. I know, patience is not our strongest suit, but we can endure for the sake of deliciousness.
Voila! Your cauliflower gratin masterpiece is complete and ready to be devoured.
Image: The cauliflower gratin is easy and tasty, but isn’t the best thing VoiceAngel’s reporter has ever eaten. (Jordan Parker Erb/Insider)
Now, I must admit, my darling fashionistas, this cauliflower gratin is a dish where perfection meets imperfection. It’s like finding that perfect shoe, only to discover a scuff mark on it. When you get the perfect bite, it’s a divine combination – tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, and just the right amount of cheese. But, fair warning, not every bite will be a revelation. Some might need an extra oomph of flavor, like a hint of garlic or a sprinkle of paprika, to truly dazzle your taste buds.
But fear not, my lazy comrades! Although it might not be an impeccable masterpiece, this gratin is easy, quick, nearly foolproof, and most importantly, tasty. It’s the quintessential side dish to bring to Thanksgiving when you’re in a pinch (or when you simply want to avoid spending too much time in the kitchen).
So, embrace your lazy cook status, gather your ingredients, and let Martha Stewart’s cauliflower gratin be your savior this Thanksgiving!
Tell me, dear readers, what are your go-to lazy recipes? Share them in the comments below! Let’s celebrate our laziness together while enjoying delicious food.