Cheese Sauce Over Cauliflower Recipe

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Cheese Sauce Over Cauliflower Recipe
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Cheese Sauce Over Cauliflower Recipe

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4.5 1 3
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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
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 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

Directions

Place 1 in. of water in a large saucepan; add cauliflower and salt. Cover and cook for 5-10 minutes or until cauliflower is crisp-tender. 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; stir in cheese until melted.
Drain and pat cauliflower dry; place on a serving platter. Top with cheese sauce; sprinkle with paprika and parsley. Cut into wedges. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Cheese Sauce Over Cauliflower in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p126

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 237 calories, 16g fat (11g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 890mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 11g protein.

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 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. Place 1 in. of water in a large saucepan; add cauliflower and salt. Cover and cook for 5-10 minutes or until cauliflower is crisp-tender. 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; stir in cheese until melted.
  2. Drain and pat cauliflower dry; place on a serving platter. Top with cheese sauce; sprinkle with paprika and parsley. Cut into wedges. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Cheese Sauce Over Cauliflower in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p126

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Juliec62566 User ID: 7562830 223113
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2015

"quick and easy sauce and vegetable"

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