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Puffed Cauliflower Cheese

Puffed Cauliflower Cheese

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This is a delicious dish that can easily be used as a main dish. This is a recipe that I only follow measurements on the milk, the rest is by eye only so a very easy and simple meal.

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  • Calories:
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 27.9 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 18.7 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 225 mg
  • 75%
  • Sodium:
  • 549 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place the cauliflower florets in a saucepan with about 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 8 minutes, or until tender. Drain, and set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a small pan. Stir in the flour, and cook over low heat for 2 minutes. Gradually stir in the milk, and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in most of the bread crumbs. Remove from the heat, and stir in the egg yolks, cheese, and finally cauliflower.
  4. Whip the egg whites in a large glass or metal bowl until stiff. Fold the cauliflower mixture into the egg whites. Transfer to a ceramic or glass 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle the remaining bread crumbs on top.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until puffed and golden.
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Reviews

MEG1964
24
7/5/2007

This was really quite good. I would give it 4 1/2 stars if I could. It wasn't over the top, but it has the potential to be so. It's not difficult at all. Just a couple of minutes more than making a simple cheese sauce would have taken. I had frozen cauliflower that I was looking for a new way to prepare, and although fresh would probably have been tastier, frozen worked just fine. I just let it thaw and drain in a colander and skipped the blanching process. I did soften some minced shallots in the butter before adding the flour, used garlic seasoned bread crumbs, threw in a slice of pepper jack cheese along with the cheddar, and topped with cheddar flavored french fried onions. I wouldn't mess with the original recipe too much, but the next time (and I will make this again---even hubby liked it) I plan to add a little bacon. Probably some store-bought bacon bits in a jar. After all, I don't know anything that isn't better with bacon.

LITTLE OREGON GIRL
17
6/1/2008

This was really good. Used half broccoli, half cauliflower. Added an extra 1/4C cheese. Also added one chopped shallot, which really made a good flavor difference. Next time I think I may add either diced ham or bacon, as the flavors would really compliment it. Thanks!

Rachel Clarke
15
7/2/2007

My husband and daughters loved this, and it's really simple to make too! It does take a bit of preperation but well worth it