Baked Cauliflower in Cheese Sauce

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “Baked cauliflower in a creamy cheese sauce that doesn’t use cream-of-X soup. Note: I have made this with skim milk and lowfat cheese and it works, but you have to cook the sauce longer to get it to thicken.”

    Ingredients

  • 1headcauliflower( large)
  • 2tablespoonsbutter
  • 6tablespoonsflour
  • 1pinchhot red pepper flakes
  • 2cupsmilk
  • 1 -2cupcheese, grated( I like cheddar or marble)
  • 1/2 teaspoongarlic powder(optional)
  • salt and pepper(optional)
  • Directions

  • Cut cauliflower into bite size pieces and steam until just tender.
  • While it is steaming, melt the butter and add the red pepper flakes and garlic powder (if using).
  • Add the flour and mix until smooth and thickened.
  • Mix in the milk a bit at a time stirring each time until smooth.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, over a medium heat until thick and creamy (this takes awhile).
  • Add 1 cup cheese cheese and stir until melted.
  • Remove sauce from heat and salt and pepper the sauce to taste.
  • Spread the cauliflower in a 9 x 13 pan (or casserole dish).
  • Pour the cheese sauce evenly over the cauliflower and then sprinkle with 1 cup cheese (if desired).
  • Bake at 350 F until cheese is melted.
  • Reviews

  • “Great recipe.I added one ingredient – bread crumbs sprinkled over cheese sauce and before the final 1 cup of cheese.”

  • “Very nice recipe, not a spec left. I only used 4 tbsp. flour and it made a nice creamy sauce. I did use whole milk and2 cups of old cheddar in the sauce as well as the extra cup of cheese on top. I liked having the veg in the oven and not fussing with cheese sauce at the last minute. I will be making this again. Thanks for sharing your recipe.”

  • “Should be equal amounts of butter and flour for best consistency”

  • “It tasted wonderful and it was very simple but it took FOREVER to get the cheese to melt and I used the normal shredded cheese. I actually couldn’t get the cheese to completely melt because the sauce got too think from the flour. It was even finely shredded cheese.I think next time (and there will be a next time because it’s delicious) I will put less flour in.”

  • “Delicious! I used Portuguese Spice instead of pepper flakes. The cheese sauce is the same as I use in my mac n cheese.Thanks for sharing!”

  • “Pretty good recipe. I added diced ham, grated onion, andtopped w/ plain bread crumbs. Hubby did not care for it but I ate his. Thanks for submitting.”

  • “I was looking for a cheese sauce to go with my veggies and stumbled upon your recipe.I used a med head of cauliflower and a half bunch of broccoli.I omitted the pepper flakes.Easy to make and delicious! Great comfort food!Thanks!”

  • “One of my favourite vegetable dishes.Great recipe thanks for sharing.”

  • “Really enjoyed this dish. It has been a long time since I made some.”

  • “I tried this recipie and added some hamburger too it.It made for a great meal.Thank you soo much for sharing it.It was delicious.”

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