Cheesy Cauliflower & Smoked Sausage Bake

Rose Daly


I had a half a pound of smoked sausage and didn't want to just fry and serve it up. I did a bit of " Freezer Diving " ;) and found a bag of cauliflower. So, I combined that with the smoked sausage, a few extras, and a cheese sauce and this is what I came up with. :)If you wanted to, you can cook about 1/8th. to 1/4th cup of finely chopped onion with the sausage. And to make this a One- Dish meal, just add some frozen peas. I want to thank Molly53 and Chicagoland du Jour( two wonderful Chefs a.k.a." ZAAR " )for coming up with the name for this recipe.I know that this looks complicated, but it's really easy to make.Submitted to ( a.k.a. ZAAR ) on January 14th.2011.
Re-posted to here on June 28th.,2011

★★★★☆ 3 votes
10 Min
30 Min


1/2 lb
smoked sausage,(i used hillshire farms the one with the yellow wrapper)
1 1/2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
12 oz
package frozen cauliflower,thawed


4 Tbsp
4 Tbsp
1 1/4 c
milk ( may not need all the milk)
1 1/2 c
grated sharp chedder cheese,divided
1 tsp
black pepper, or to taste
1/2 tsp
salt, or to taste


1Pre-heat oven to 350F degrees.
2In a medium skillet heat oil and,brown sausage and onion, ( If using ) and set aside ( drain if needed ).
3In a medium saucepan, melt butter/margarine; add flour and cook until light yellow and pasty-looking then add a little milk at a time and stir until slightly thickened.( may need just a cup)
4Remove from heat and add 1 cup of cheese, salt and pepper and stir until well blended.
5Then fold the cauliflower and smoked sausage into the cheese sauce, coating well.
6Place into a greased 2 quart rectangle or a 8 x 8 square baking dish then sprinkle top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with paprika if desired and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
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