Glorious Baked Cheese Cauliflower

Recipe Rating:
 14 Ratings
Serves: 6
Prep Time:
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Cooking Method: Bake

Ingredients

1 large head of cauliflower, cut into floweretes
SAUCE:
4 Tbl. butter (1/2 a stick)
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 cups milk
1/2-1 tbl. regular or dijon mustard, to taste
1 1/2 cups (6 oz. block) extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated
TOPPING:
1 cup soft fresh bread crumbs
1 Tbl. fresh chopped parsley
1/2 tsp. paprika
2 Tbl. melted butter
pinch of salt

The Cook

Kelly Williams Recipe
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Well Seasoned
Forked River, NJ (pop. 66,620)
Wildflours
Member Since Jul 2011
Kelly's notes for this recipe:
My hubby doesn't care for cauliflower, so I get to make a small casserole dish of this all for myself! I have this when he has his peas (ugh)I think he got the short end of that deal! ;) This is simply wonderful! And when having company, even the kids enjoy it! (Gotta be the cheese!) Hope you enjoy it, too! (photo from bing images)
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Kelly calls this glorius baked cauliflower. Glorious it is!! Super creamy and cheesey. I put a little parmasean cheese in the topping for a little extra zing but it would be just as delish without it!!

Directions

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Boil or steam cauliflower in water until just tender, about 6 to 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Grease a 2-quart baking dish. Heat oven to 350°. In a medium saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add flour and stir until smooth and just bubbly. Add salt, pepper, and milk. Cook the sauce, stirring, until thickened and bubbly. Add the mustard and cheese and continue cooking, stirring, until cheese is melted.
Combine the cauliflower with sauce and spoon into the prepared baking dish.
Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over the cauliflower mixture. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the casserole is bubbly and topping is browned. Bake in lower half of oven so top doesn't over brown.
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user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Nov 17, 2011
This is it...
I will make it for TURKEY DAY...
Yhanks you Kel
user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Nov 17, 2011
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user Kelly Williams Wildflours - Nov 17, 2011
Thanks you two!! I make a smaller amount for myself on Turkey Day!
user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Dec 28, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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