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Cauliflower Snowman Recipe
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Cauliflower Snowman Recipe

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A homemade white sauce seasoned with Swiss cheese and garlic salt adds great flavor to this speedy vegetable bake.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 6 cups cauliflowerets
  • 1/4 cup diced white onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 10 whole ripe olives
  • 1 baby carrot


  1. In a large saucepan, cook cauliflower in a small amount of water for 6-7 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain well. In a medium saucepan, saute onion in butter for 2 minutes. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add salt, garlic salt and pepper. Place half of the cauliflower in a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish; top with half of the sauce. Repeat.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Add olives for eyes and mouth and a carrot for the nose. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Cauliflower Snowman in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p39

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