Cauliflower with Homemade Cheese Sauce ( adapted from Lovefoodies )

Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce

 

1/4 cup margarine

1/2 cup flour

16 oz milk

8 oz Velveeta shredded cheese

1 cup frozen peppers and onions, thawed and drained

 

 

Melt margarine in pan.

Add flour, small amounts at a time, stirring continuously.

Stir for couple of minutes until smooth.

Add milk in small amounts, whisking as you go.

Add cheese and keep whisking until smooth and thick.

Add peppers and onions last, mixing well.

Pour sauce over steamed cauliflower in baking dish.

Top with shredded cheese.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes

 

She has very detailed pictures and instructions on her blog .

This is going to be my go-to cheese sauce and well worth taking a few minutes to make home made instead of store bought!

 

Crock Pot Cheesy Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

broc soup

1 head cauliflower, chopped small

12 oz chopped frozen broccoli

4-5 cups milk

12 oz evaporated milk

1 can cream of asparagus soup

1 stick margarine

1 green pepper, chopped

1 onion, chopped

8 oz shredded Velveeta cheese

12 oz cream cheese, softened

Saute chopped onion and green pepper in margarine.

Stir all ingredients together in large bowl and pour into crock pot.

Cook on low for 6 hours.

Veggie Patties

veggie patties

(similar to Broccoli Patties from That’s My Home  but with mixed Steamer veggies)

1 cup frozen mixed bell peppers, thawed

1/4 onion, chopped

1 tsp minced garlic

Margarine  (large heaping spoonful)

1 package of Steamer cauliflower, broccoli and carrots (steamed and cooled, patted dry)

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup  Italian bread crumbs

1 cup Italian mix cheese shreds

1/4 cup Parmesan dried cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Saute onion, garlic and peppers in margarine until translucent and thick.

Combine onion mixture with steamed vegetables and mince/chop into small pieces in large bowl.

(I used my Cuisinart stick blender. Use a food processor or hand chop if you want bigger chunks of vegetables.)

Mix eggs, bread crumbs and both kinds of cheese in large bowl.

Combine both bowls of ingredients, mixing well.

Form into patties and flatten out on well-oiled cookie sheet.

DO NOT use cooking spray. Use actual oil.

Cook on each side for 12-15 minutes.

Drain on paper towels and serve warm. Top with sour cream or your favorite sauce.

So Simple Cauliflower

cauliflower

 

Slice one head of cauliflower into thin florets

Grease a large flat baking pan, making sure entire surface is coated with oil.

Lay the florets flat, trying not to overlap much

Season to taste.I used salt and McCormick Perfect Pinch Roasted Garlic & Bell Pepper

Bake at 350 for 60 minutes or so. Flip a couple of times while baking.

 

I saw this on Pinterest several different ways, but the basics are the same. Slice, season and bake! Really good and so easy to make.