Count on this dish to make new vegetable converts. Whenever I serve it, people ask me for the recipe. Sometimes I’ll substitute broccoli for all or half the cauliflower, and the green veggie tastes just as good! —Jacki Ricci, Ely, Nevada
Preheat broiler. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add ham and garlic; saute for 2 minutes. Add cauliflower, and cook just until crisp-tender. Combine cream and flour; stir into skillet, and blend well. Add the salt, pepper and cayenne. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 1 minute longer.
Pour into a 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil until lightly browned, 2-4 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh parsley. Serve immediately.
Test Kitchen Tips
Make this vegetarian by omitting the ham. To create some smoky/salty flavor, add 1/4 tsp of salt and sprinkle with a little paprika.
For an added boost of nutrition and color, add 1/2 lb of chopped asparagus or frozen peas along with the cauliflower.