Glorious Baked Cheese Cauliflower

1
Kelly Williams

By
@WildfloursCottageKitchen

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!

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Kelly calls this glorious baked cauliflower. Glorious it is!! Super creamy and cheesy. I put a little Parmesan cheese in the topping for a little extra zing but it would be just as delish without it!! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 18 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
40 Min
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

How to Make Glorious Baked Cheese Cauliflower

Step-by-Step

  1. Boil or steam cauliflower in water until just tender, about 6 to 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Grease a 2-quart baking dish. Heat oven to 350°.
  3. 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.
  4. Combine the cauliflower with sauce and spoon into the prepared baking dish.
  5. 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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About Glorious Baked Cheese Cauliflower

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Comfort Classics
Recipe For: The Best Cauliflower
Hashtags: #cauliflower, #cheddar




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