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PEDIASURE DINNER

Tasty Cauliflower Broccoli Gratin

broccoli gratin

Total Time: 35 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp. PediaSure Powder (vanilla flavor)
  • 2 cups homemade chicken stock
  • 200g cauliflower florets
  • 150g broccoli florets
  • 3 tbsp. corn flour
  • 100g cheddar cheese shredded
  • ¼ breadcrumbs
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Bring stock to boil in a pot and blanch broccoli and cauliflower florets until three-quarters done.
  2. Remove and place florets in an ovenproof dish.
    Reserve stock.
  3. Preheat oven to 250°C.
  4. Mix together reserved stock, PediaSure and corn flour in a heavy-based pan. Heat gently, and keep stirring. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. When sauce is thick, stir in cheese, and then pour over florets.
  6. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over, then place in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and serve immediately with bread or baked potatoes.