Cheesy Cauliflower Bake


My husband does not like cauliflower.  At all.  He cringes when I cook it.  I, on the other hand, really enjoy it.  I found this recipe and thought, how could he not enjoy it?  It has cream, butter and cheese!  Well, he likes it.  A lot.  Obviously not something I serve regularly, but a nice treat from time to time.




Cheesy Cauliflower Bake
Recipe Source:  Adapted from a recipe by Cooks Country

2 slices white sandwich bread, torn into pieces
1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 c monterey jack cheese, divided
2 T butter, melted and divided
salt and pepper, to taste
1 1/2 T flour
3/4 c heavy cream 
3/4 c chicken broth
1 head of cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets
1 t dry mustard
1/2 t dried thyme

Prepare topping:  Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  In a food processor, pulse bread, 2 T cheddar, 1 T monterey jack, 1 T butter, and a pinch of both salt and pepper until coarsely ground.

Sauce:  Heat remaining 1 T butter and flour in pan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until golden.  Slowly whisk in cream and broth.  Stir in cauliflower, dry mustard, thyme and a pinch of both salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until cauliflower is tender (6 - 8 minutes).  Off heat, stir in remaining cheeses.

Put together:  Pour cauliflower mixture into an 8x8 baking dish and top with bread crumbs.  Bake 10 - 15 minutes, until topping is golden.  Let cool 5 minutes before serving.  

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4 comments:

Rachel said...

Yum! Way to make cauliflower sinfully delicious! I'll be pinning this one for later :)

daisy g said...

Mmmmm, that looks GOOD!

Linn Acres Farm said...

That looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks all! It really is a great "treat" from time-to-time. :)