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Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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JoanieK53 User ID: 8355717 245096
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."

miltons User ID: 4469205 244819
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

"used less pepper"

shannondobos User ID: 5115022 244688
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."

Emreuter User ID: 8542887 244223
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!"

Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 218554
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.

[email protected] User ID: 3102613 70338
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2014

"I also used bread crumbs in place of cornflakes and half of the sour cream was replaced with Ranch dressing. My entire family loved this and the color combination is beautiful."

[email protected] User ID: 3820395 30188
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2014

"Pretty & tasty side dish for Christmas dinner!"

keena_mom User ID: 7017494 203318
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"Great recipe - even my teenager loved it! I used fresh bread crumbs instead of cornflakes (didn't have cornflakes) and it was perfect. I'll definitely make this one again!"

jaschneider1 User ID: 6057885 35192
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"Who asks for a cauliflower recipe? I actually did because this one was worth asking for. I got this recipe from my friend Laura and now I can actually say that my kids love cauliflower!"

savoie.luvgspointers User ID: 6225701 70336
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"This recipes looks great as is, but being me...I felt this recipe needed a little seasoning. I changed the sour cream to Ranch Dip to give it more flavor. It turned out Great!"

scrapo User ID: 2908723 35191
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"Great! I forgot to add the parmesan & paprika, but did take another users suggestion and added Mrs. Dash. Tasted almost like cheesy potatoes!"

mellodycottage User ID: 1905171 88703
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2011

"This recipe is awsome. I made this last night and today my daughter said she "needed " this recipe, so i'm sending it to her."

aricka User ID: 1514498 59907
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

"It's hard to find good recipes for Cauliflower. This one is excellent. I put a bit extra cheddar in as well as some parsely and Mrs. Dash. I didn't have corn flakes so I used italian bread crumbs. I don't think it even tastes like Cauliflower in the end, but everyone eats it up and what they don't know...doesn't hurt."

woodywoodhouse User ID: 1105494 88702
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"Great dish. Has become a family favorite. I put in both a whole red and green pepper for added zip and a large package of cheddar cheese."

cheri314 User ID: 5528343 36370
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"This is a great sidedish! Always a hit! I substituted the cheddar for colby and the grated parmesan for shredded."

Jswisher2 User ID: 3031616 59906
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"Disappointed. Too dry and lacked flavor."

kknepper User ID: 3913152 203317
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2010

"very tasty cooked perfectly not mushy, will definitely make again"

Pennynikl1963 User ID: 4549775 50436
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

"I made this once and it became a tradition for holiday parties and now my friends and family have made it their tradition!"

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