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Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole Recipe
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
  • 1-2 cauliflower heads (2 small or 1 large)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3 cups shredded cheese, mozzarella, cheddar, or sharp
Instructions
  1. Directions for cooking cauliflower:

    1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, place cauliflower in the boiling water, completely covered and boil the whole head for about 15 minutes, flowerets 3-6 minutes or until cooked to your taste. Do not overcook. Drain and chop into finely cut pieces.

    2. How to steam cauliflower:

    Grab a large soup pot and fill the bottom with 2-inches of water. Place the steamer in the pot and then the cauliflower. Cover with a lid. Steam the cauliflower for 5-7 minutes. Drain and chop into finely cut pieces.

  1. Casserole Cheesy Sauce Instructions:

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 by 13-inch baking pan and set aside. Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the flour and whisk immediately. This is called a roux. Add the milk to the roux stirring constantly and cook until the mixture is thick and smooth. Add the salt, pepper, the dry mustard and continue stirring. Add 2-1/2 cups of the shredded/grated cheese reserving 1/2 cup to top the casserole before baking. Keep stirring until the cheese has melted and the mixture is smooth. Combine the cooked cauliflower and the cheese mixture and stir until mixed. Pour into the greased 9 by 13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on the top. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until cooked through.