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Ham ‘N’ Florets In a Basket

I developed this recipe to sneak more vegetables into my husband's diet. It worked!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 frozen puff pastry shells
  • 1 cup small cauliflowerets
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup diced fully cooked ham (about 4 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Prepare the pastry shells according to package directions; set aside. Place the cauliflower in steamer basket. Place in a saucepan over 1 in. of water; bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 5-8 minutes or until cauliflower is crisp-tender.
  • In a skillet, saute onion and mushrooms in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, bouillon and pepper until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in ham and cauliflower. Remove from the heat. Stir in cheese until melted. Spoon into pastry shells.

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