Cauliflower Casserole Recipe
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Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

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To dress up cauliflower, Mom used a delightful mixture of a cheesy sauce, bright red and green pepper pieces and crushed cornflakes. We enjoyed this casserole so much that leftovers were rare. -Linda McGinty, Parma, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 162 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 503mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein


  1. Place 1 in. of water in a saucepan; add cauliflower. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cauliflower, sour cream, cheddar cheese, cornflakes, peppers and salt; transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and paprika.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Cauliflower Casserole in Taste of Home October/November 1999, p35

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Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

"Very Good. Left out the peppers because I didn't have them but will use them when I do.

I liked the fact that you can prepare ahead and refrigerate till needed."

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

"used less pepper"

Reviewed Feb. 29, 2016

"I usually just make a cheesy white sauce to pour over steamed cauliflower, but I think this will be my new go-to recipe. I didn't add the peppers because my kids won't eat them, but it was still an incredibly tasty dish without them. I will definitely make again."

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"Excellent! Was never a Cauliflower fan until we tried this recipe. Did not have Cornflakes, so used Italian problem. It's a keeper!"

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2015

"This was a real nice side dish. I had no cornflakes so I used panko breadcrumbs. I also added a little bit of garlic.

I like the fact that its not loaded with a heavy sauce. I am going to try combining Cauliflower and Broccoli * I made it up ahead of time and simply reheated in the oven. Covered then uncovered for a few minutes during the final warm up time.

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