Cauliflower, Kale and Penne Gratin with Comté Cheese

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Get your comfort food fix with this creamy cauliflower, kale, pasta gratin with Comté cheese !

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Ingredients (Serves 4 people)

1L of water (for boiling)
4 cups of cauliflower florets
3 cups of kale leaves
4 cups of penne pasta
3/4 cup of heavy cream
1/2 of milk
2 tablespoons of finely chopped garlic
1 cup 1/2 of Comté cheese, grated
2 tsps of ground nutmeg
2 handfuls of fresh thyme leaves
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

1- Preheat oven to 200°C.
2- Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add cauliflower, kale leaves and 1/2 teaspoon salt to boiling water, and cook 4 minutes or until tender. Remove cauliflower and kale, set aside, reserving cooking liquid. Bring water to a boil again and add pasta. Cook for 8 minutes or until al dente. Drain and set aside.
3- Combine milk and cream in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook about 3 min, then add a handful of thyme leaves, garlic and nutmeg, stirring well with a whisk for another minute.
4- In a large oven-proof dish, place pasta, cauliflower, and kale. Combine roughly, and add the cream mixture. Top with Comté cheese and more thyme leaves and stick in oven.
5- Bake at 200°C for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Bon appétit!

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