Creative Cauliflower

Cauliflower, otherwise knows as "albino broccoli" in my house is a great year round vegetable. Good for soups, casserole, au gratin, or just plain steamed with butter.... I have yet to meet a cauliflower I didn't like !

Happy cooking !

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Cauliflower Casserole with Cheese Sauce Cauliflower Casserole
Cauliflower Casserole #1

1 medium cauliflower
4 Tbs. butter
1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
4 Tbs. flour
2 cups milk
1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
salt & pepper to taste

General Info:
Preheat oven to 350º
Serves: 6

  1. Separate cauliflower into bite sized flowerettes and steam for 15 minutes until just tender (about 15 min.)
  2. Saute mushrooms in butter until they are soft and most of the liquid has evaporated (about 5 minutes).
  3. Sprinkle flour over mushrooms and stir with a whisk to blend.
  4. Slowly stir in milk in 4 separate parts, whisking each addition well to ensure no lumps are left; add salt & pepper.
  5. Cook until sauce is smooth and slightly thickened.
  6. Place cauliflower is a buttered casserole, pour sauce over top. Combine cheese and bread crumbs and sprinkle over top.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until top in browned, and cheese is melted.

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