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 ~


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
50 Min


  • 1 large
    head of cauliflower, cut into bite size pieces
  • 6
    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.

How to Make Cauliflower Baked in Queso Sauce


  1. Place cauliflower and pepper pieces in Microwave safe dish with 1 cup of water. Cover and cook for 13 minutes.
    Drain water. Set dish aside.
  2. In 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.
  3. Pour this mixture over cauliflowermixture and stir to coat evenly.
    Bake in 350º 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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Cauliflower Baked in Queso Sauce

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

Show 13 Comments & Reviews

Refreshing Summertime Evening Cocktails

Refreshing Summertime Evening Cocktails

What better way to relax at the end of the day than to make a refreshing cocktail and take a few moments to yourself? We all know summertime can be busy. We may not be able to do this every day, but at least once a week I try to. It helps me clear my […]

16 No-Bake Dessert Ideas To Make This Summer

16 No-Bake Dessert Ideas To Make This Summer

Turning on the oven during the summer should be illegal. These no-bake dessert ideas are going to be your new favorites! Sweet and rich, these no-bake desserts set up in the fridge or freezer for an easy summer treat. So get ready to indulge in these delicious no-bake desserts!

14 Fresh Tomato Dishes for Summer

14 Fresh Tomato Dishes for Summer

Tomatoes are available year-round, but sweet and juicy they are at their prime in the summer. If you grow them, you may be wondering what’s the best way to use fresh tomatoes. By weaving them into as many meals as you can! How about in an easy gazpacho soup or bruschetta? Or, use fresh tomatoes […]