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Cauliflower and Cheese Bake

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Cauliflower and Cheese Bake

Cauliflower and Cheese Bake

Photo: Diana Rattray
This delicious, cheesy casserole is a great way to enjoy cauliflower, and it makes a wonderful addition to the dinner table.


  • 1 large head of cauliflower, about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds, cut into flowerets
  • ***Sauce***
  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Cheddar cheese, mild or sharp
  • ***Topping***
  • 1 cup soft fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons melted butter


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°.

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.

Combine the cauliflower with sauce and spoon into the prepared baking dish.

Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over the cauliflower mixture. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the casserole is bubbly and topping is browned.
Serves 6.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Delicious after a few tweaks, Member MandaMysterious

It was delicious! I changed things a bit though... I used no mustard (my husband hates mustard) I sprinkled garlic powder into the sauce and into the breading (topping) I used plain bread crumbs mixed with mild shredded cheddar cheese, the butter, a lil paprika ( i just sprinkled a lil in). I used the mild cheddar also in the sauce. mix the breading/topping mixture with your fingers till crumbly kinda looking (nice and moist) I baked it longer than it said too.

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