Roasted Cauliflower & White Cheddar Gratin

Original Recipe HERE
I'm a sucker for anything with a cheese sauce.  Because said cheese sauce smothers healthy cauliflower, I figured this dish was a wash, each component negating the other.  But I ate a lot of it.  It reheated well the next day, so I continued to eat it.
I was slightly heavy handed with the nutmeg; I was cocky and didn't measure precisely.  A little nutmeg goes a long way, and next time I'll probably just leave it out.
1 large head cauliflower, cut into bite-size florets
2 Tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
3 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons flour
1-1/2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg [optional]
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
(1) Preheat oven to 400 F.
(2) Toss cauliflower with oil, salt, and pepper. Spread in single layer on large baking sheet.
(3) Roast until lightly golden brown, 20-30 minutes.
(4) In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
(5) Add flour to butter; cook until it just begins to brown.
(6) Add milk, nutmeg, salt, pepper, and cheese.  Heat until cheese melts and sauce thickens.
(7) Add cauliflower to sauce.  Mix well.
(8) Pour into a baking dish.  Top with panko.
(9) Bake at 350 F about 15-20 minutes or until gratin is bubbling on the sides and golden brown on top.
Kid Participation: None.

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