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Cheesy cauliflower…add more veggies to your plate!

21 Mar

I’ve been trying to add more vegetables to our dinner plate. Who can resist a mound of cheesy, delicious cauliflower. Cauliflower has a mildly sweet flavor when it’s cooked and pairs very nicely with cheese and cream sauces. It is an excellent source of vitamin C and K and provides plenty of fiber. We cook this vegetable in many different ways – steamed, roasted, or baked. I’ve also used it raw in salads. Even though this recipe sounds rich, it’s been adapted from a Richard Simmons recipe. Remember him? Short shorts, tank top and head band? Okay, it’s a blast from the past – I won’t go any further!

Enjoy!

 

Cauliflower with Cheese

1 fresh head of cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces

2 teaspoons butter

2 tablespoons gluten-free flour

1 clove garlic, minced

dash of salt

dash of pepper

½ teaspoon dry mustard

1 cup evaporated milk

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

½ teaspoon dried parsley

dash of paprika

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a shallow baking dish. In a steamer or microwave, cook cauliflower until just tender, drain and set aside. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add the flour, garlic, salt, pepper and mustard. It will form a thick paste. Gradually add the evaporated milk, stirring constantly until the sauce boils and thickens. Stir in half the mozzarella cheese, until melted. Arrange cauliflower in the greased baking dish. Cover with the sauce and remaining cheese. Sprinkle parsley and paprika on top. Bake for 20 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Makes about 4 servings.

 

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Posted by on March 21, 2012 in Side Dishes

 

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