Cauliflower and Cheese Casserole Recipe

Cauliflower and Cheese Casserole Recipe

This cauliflower and cheese casserole is a tasty side dish. It's made with a simple Cheddar cheese sauce and a buttery breadcrumb topping.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Heat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish. 
  3. Step 3

    Boil or steam cauliflower in a small amount of water until just tender, about 6 to 8 minutes. Drain thoroughly and set aside.
  4. Step 4

    Put the 4 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan. Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring, until the butter has melted. Add the flour and stir until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper.
  5. Step 5

    Gradually add the milk to the flour and butter mixture while stirring. Continue cooking the sauce, stirring, until thickened and bubbly.
  6. Step 6

    Add the mustard and cheese and continue cooking, stirring, until the cheese has melted.
  7. Step 7

    Add the drained cauliflower to the sauce and stir gently to blend.
  8. Step 8

    Spoon the cauliflower and cheese mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  9. Step 9

    Combine the soft breadcrumbs with the parsley, paprika, and 2 tablespoons melted butter; toss to blend thoroughly.
  10. Step 10

    Sprinkle the crumbs over the cauliflower mixture.
  11. Step 11

    Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the casserole is bubbly and topping is lightly browned.