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Christmas Cauliflower Recipe

Christmas Cauliflower Recipe

A Swiss cheese sauce gives this vegetable casserole an extra special taste. I have served it for Christmas for the past 20 years, and my family says the meal just wouldn't be as delicious without it. -Betty Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1 large head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 jar (7.3 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimientos
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Paprika, optional


  • 1. Place 1 in. of water in a large saucepan; add cauliflower. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and pat dry.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute green pepper and mushrooms in butter for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add flour; gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add pimientos and salt.
  • 3. Place half of the cauliflower in a greased 2-qt. baking dish; top with half of the sauce. Repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 25 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with paprika if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 153 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 448mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein .

Reviews for Christmas Cauliflower

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gunslinger 214083
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"Very tasty, the swiss cheese sauce gives it a pleasantly different flavor from the traditional cheese sauce."

skoeper 45323
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"Does anyone know if this dish is freezable? I'd love to make it for T'giving ahead of time."

Janadele 21155
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"It was a nice variation for a vegetable side dish. My family likes a Spicer dish so I added pepper jack cheese in lieu of Swiss."

hector3918 78317
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012

"Family really loved this recipe. The flavors where really rich and robust. As an added bonus it had a nice visual appearance. Great!"

elaineae 52042
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

"The only change I made is I cut down on the green pepper. We do like everything that went into it but felt it just did not have much taste. If I do make it again I would add some garlic salt or more seasoning."

Morinstoltz 47220
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"It was OK. Easy to make but a little bland even when I added extra swiss cheese.."

koalajean 44097
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"I have cooked this wonderful side dish on many occasions. It is always a hit. everyone loves it so much I don't just make it for Christmas. I am usually asked to make this over and over again."

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