Cauliflower Baked in Queso Sauce

Pat Duran


This recipe was inspired by Casssie..I had some mini bell peppers and a cauliflower in the refrigerator so I used them to make this delicious casserole. My family loved it even Bob who hates most cooked vegetables...thanks Cassie for your inspiration...
~ Saucy Cheddar Broccoli & Cauliflower Bake ~

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1 large
head of cauliflower, cut into bite size pieces
mini bell peppers, mixed colors,seeded chopped
3 Tbsp
or more minced onions
10 oz
can cream of chicken soup with herbs
1/2 c
monterey jack queso (south of the border brand)
3 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
dried chives
3/4 c
shredded colby jack cheese


1 1/2 c
seasoned croutons only,not panko or crumbs
1/2 c
or a bit more shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 c
real bacon bits
combine together in a baggy and set aside.


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1Place cauliflower and pepper pieces in Microwave safe dish with 1 cup of water. Cover and cook for 13 minutes.
Drain water. Set dish aside.

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2In a medium mirco wave safe bowl;combine butter, chives ,onion, soup,Queso and cheese. Cook in micro wave for 2 minute;remove and stir to mix and blend.

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3Pour this mixture over cauliflowermixture and stir to coat evenly.
Bake in 350ยบ for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle topping over all. Bake for 15 minutes more or until golden brown and crunchy. Let set for 5 minutes before let sauce thicken.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy