Glorious Baked Cheese Cauliflower Recipe @pinch

Kelly named her recipe glorious baked cheese cauliflower... glorious indeed! Tender cauliflower is cooked in a thick homemade cheese sauce. On top are wonderful buttery bread crumbs. This side dish is perfect for any cauliflower lover. Enjoy for a special occasion or a cheesy weeknight side dish. 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.

glorious baked cheese cauliflower
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Vegetables Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • cut into florets
  • 4 tablespoon(s) butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) pepper
  • 2 cup(s) milk
  • 1/2 - 1 tablespoon(s) regular or Dijon mustard
  • to taste
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • grated (6 oz. block)
  • 1 cup(s) soft fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon(s) fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) paprika
  • 2 tablespoon(s) melted butter
  • pinch(es) salt
Intructions :
  • 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 F.
  • In a medium saucepan
  • heat butter over medium heat. Add flour. Stir until smooth and just bubbly.
  • Add salt
  • pepper
  • and milk.
  • Cook the sauce
  • stirring
  • until thickened and bubbly.
  • Add the mustard and cheese. Continue cooking
  • stirring
  • until the cheese is melted.
  • Combine the cauliflower with sauce.
  • Spoon into the prepared baking dish.
  • Combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the cauliflower mixture.
  • Bake in the lower half of the oven so the top doesn't over brown. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the casserole is bubbly and the topping is browned.

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Keyword : baked-cheese-cauliflower-American

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