Food Recipe – Cauliflower Cheese

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This is a wonderful recipe and can be a main course or a side vegetable. I elevated the basic recipe a couple of notches by adding some extras we had in the fridge. Instead of a simple cheese sauce, I added Parmesan and aged Gouda. As an additional topping, I then added salami and prosciutto.

 

INGREDIENTS (FOR 4 PEOPLE) [$8.45, OR $2.11 PER PERSON]

Cauliflower [$3.95 – Costco]
  • 2lbs Cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup Breadcrumbs
Cheese Sauce [$4.50]
  • 1/2 lb grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 3 tbs flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Directions

  1. Cook and drain the cauliflower per directions on the package.
  2. Prepare the sauce as follows:
    1. Melt the butter in a medium size pan
    2. Add flour and mix, cook over low heat for 1 minute
    3. Add the liquid and continue to stir with a whisk until the mixture comes to a simmer.
    4. Add salt, pepper and cheese.
  3. Place the cauliflower in a large bowl, cover with the sauce and sprinkle the breadcrumbs.
  4. Place under the broiler until the breadcrumbs are a golden brown.
  5. To increase the flavor of this dish, sprinkle additional cheese on top of the breadcrumbs and add prosciutto.

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