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Cauliflower and Cheese Sauce

A cauli 'flower'. 

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • paprika for garnish
  1. Remove leaves from cauliflower. Cut away centre core leaving cauliflower in tact. Wash cauliflower head.
  2. Place clean cauliflower in a shallow pan. Add water to to cover 1/3 of cauliflower. Add the 1/2 tsp salt to water. Cover with lid or foil.
  3. Bring water to boil and then turn down to medium low to steam cauliflower for approximately 8-10 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender when you poke a sharp knife deep into the centre. 
  4. Carefully remove steamed cauliflower from water and place on serving dish.
Cheese sauce method:
  1. In a glass bowl melt butter in microwave.
  2. Stir in flour until you have a smooth paste.
  3. Add milk and pepper. 
  4. Stir well then microwave for 1 minute at a time, stirring between to keep sauce smooth.
  5. Once sauce has bubbled, remove and add grated cheddar cheese. Stir well and cook for one more minute.
  6. Remove and stir until cheese is completely melted and sauce is smooth.
  7. Pour over steamed head of cauliflower. 
  8. Sprinkle lightly with paprika. Place other vegetables around cauliflower is desired.
Thank you everyone for entering our contest....and thank you so much for all the encouragement and for the kind words.  We truly are grateful for each of you!  Blessings!

We picked two...  winners of a Celebration Cookbook....coming May 2013  

I enjoyed the first cookbook very much and look forward to your new one this Spring! Thank you for showing pictures of the greenhouse. This web site has such wonderful recipes and photos. Please know that all your efforts in what you are doing is an inspiration to many.
If you should ever venture back to Pennsylvania for another book signing I hope to be able to attend.
Barb Schmidt

Happy Thanksgiving,, I love to bake and cook and since i found this blog, i have to say i'm adiccted to it. I have the first book and love the form you MGCC put up the recipes. Thank you all, and Gods blessing in your efforts.
Adelheid Hildebrand


  1. I love cauliflower, and that photo is making my mouth water!

    Congratulations to the winners :)

  2. Mmmm - comfort food!! Congrats to your winners - this is so exciting!

  3. I too will make this recipe, and with the leftovers? Cauliflower and cheese soup!


  4. This makes me a little homesick for my mom...they live in BC; I live in NS. She made Cauliflower with cheese sauce all the time for us as kids. I could never get it quite right. Now I want to try again...if all else fails...cream peas on toast. lol

  5. Hei!Dein Blog wird immer schöner...ich sehe nur leckere Sachen..huuuu!Schönen Grüssen aus Deutschland.Bussi.Luciene.


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