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Cheese Sauce Over Cauliflower Recipe

Cheese Sauce Over Cauliflower Recipe

The cheese sauce makes cauliflower hard to resist...even for picky eaters! I like to serve this vegetable dish at holidays and also for lunch along with pork sausage links, croissants and a green salad. —Ruby Zein, Monona, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Paprika
  • Minced fresh parsley


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. of water, cauliflower and salt to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 5-15 minutes or until cauliflower is crisp-tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour and thyme until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add cheese, stirring until melted.
  • 3. Drain and pat cauliflower dry; place on a serving platter. Top with cheese sauce; sprinkle with paprika and parsley. Cut into wedges. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 237 calories, 16 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 890 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 11 g protein.