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Cauliflower Cheddar Bake

"NEBRASKA, where I grew up, is a farming state, and we always had lots of vegetables at our table. This recipe has got to be one of the easiest and best-tasting ways to serve cauliflower. I have to admit that cauliflower is not a favorite vegetable with a lot of people—especially children—and that's why the addition of cheddar cheese makes it a winner every time!"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10-12 servings


  • 1 large head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs


  • In a large saucepan, place 1 in. of salted water; add the cauliflower. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
  • Stir in the cheese, sour cream, onion, 2 tablespoons butter and salt. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish.
  • Combine the bread crumbs and remaining butter; sprinkle over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through.

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  • bobbiegraser1
    Feb 19, 2015

    My family always tops cauliflower with crushed Ritz cracker browned in butter. Delicious!

  • kschor
    Jun 8, 2013

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    Feb 28, 2013

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    Dec 28, 2011

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  • Isolda
    Jan 30, 2010

    I agree that cooked cauliflower is not the most appealing vegetable, but I really like this recipe. So do my kids and even some of my grandkids.

  • 7kcks
    Sep 4, 2009

    Subbed broccoli for the cauliflower. Used shredded Velveeta in place of cheddar. Very creamy and tasty. Next time I might make a main dish using these ingredients and adding diced chicken - maybe increasing the sour cream/cheese.