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Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars
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"This is an easy recipe for cauliflower cheese but it's pretty versatile. You can use the cheese sauce with any vegetables you have handy. I often put a layer of cooked kale or broccoli on the bottom, then arrange the cooked cauliflower florets on top. You can change the flavor of the sauce by adding different cheeses you might have in your fridge. It takes a bit of elbow work to make the sauce but it's worth it. This is delicious served with roast beef or lamb."
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Ingredients

48 m servings 220
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Place cauliflower in a large pot and pour in enough water to cover; bring to a boil and cook until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and transfer to a baking dish.
  3. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add flour and mix using a whisk or wooden spoon until smooth and mixture pulls away from the side of the saucepan, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in milk, a little at a time, and whisk continuously until sauce is thickened but still pourable, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Stir Parmesan cheese into sauce until melted; season with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over all of the cauliflower. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the top.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • If the mixture is too thick, you can thin it down with some chicken stock.
  • Place in the roasting oven on the grid shelf. If oven is hot, it will take 20 to 25 minutes to brown on top. Can easily be cooked while you are resting or carving a roast.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 220 calories; 14.3 13.1 11 41 350 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Made this gluten free using corn starch instead of flour. Turned out great! I halfed the recipe as I was just cooking for myself. When using corn starch instead of flour the conversion is half a...

Most helpful critical review

Sauce was bland and needed more flour than called for to thicken. As well salt, Parmesan. I think I will try to make it again with some changes to add to flavor.

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Made this gluten free using corn starch instead of flour. Turned out great! I halfed the recipe as I was just cooking for myself. When using corn starch instead of flour the conversion is half a...

Sauce was bland and needed more flour than called for to thicken. As well salt, Parmesan. I think I will try to make it again with some changes to add to flavor.

This cheese sauce was excellent, after I made it I decided to add some of the cheddar cheese into the sauce, which meant I ended up having to add more milk. I noticed that when I got it just to ...

Very good just as directed

Aahhahhh made it again! This time with broccoli, cauliflower and a box of prepared rice a roni broccoli and cheese flavor. I used paper jack cheese and feta because that's all I had. Added bread...

Excellent!!

This turned out really good. I had intentions on making as written except that I planned to cut the cauliflower into "steaks" instead of florets. I was multi-tasking and goofed by adding the sha...