Make Ahead

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

October  3, 2010
1 Rating
Author Notes

My mother made this favorite for the whole block when wewerekids! Who would'nt go for a melty, cheesy, rich, creamybutterycombo ? "Comfort Food" at it's best ! —micki barzilay

  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 8 ounces triple cream fromage
  • 1 cup grated Fontina cheese
  • 2 cups freshly grated parmesan
  • 1 cube of butter ( 1/2 cup)
  • 2 cups Bread crumbs
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Wash & clean a head of cauliflower ( Organic preferred). Cook till soft. Remove, drain.,& assemble in bite size pieces layered into an oven safe casserole dish. bottom . On top layer the fromage triple creme cheese & freshly grated parmesan, & butter ...then follow with a 2nd layer of each .Top w/ bread crumbs . Bake @ 350 degrees until cheeses are melted & breadcrumbs are toasty ...though stay vigilen & don't burn the breadcrumbs. Shut the oven off and top with butter

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  • Christina Ward
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11 Reviews

Christina W. October 6, 2010
This is a variation on one of our cold winter favorites. Definitely comfort food! My daughter, a 16 year old vegetarian, considers "cauliflower cheese" the ne plus ultra of all meals. Hope you submitted it to the Cauliflower contest!
 
Author Comment
micki B. October 13, 2010
Hi Christina,

Thanks for your comments and indeed I did submit it to the contest....crossing my fingers!
Thanks.
 
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micki B. October 5, 2010
Antonia....Your comfort is my comfort...thanks so much.

I made it for dinner tonight at my partner's insistance as this is one of the few vegetables I can get him to eat - since to quote him " This recipe is a great vehicle for butter and cheese" !

 
AntoniaJames October 4, 2010
Comfort food, you say? Yes, I could get VERY comfortable with this! Looks so delish. ;o)
 
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micki B. October 5, 2010
Antonia....Your comfort is my comfort...thanks so much. I made it for dinner tonight at my partner's insistance as this is one of the few vegetables I can get him to eat - since to quote him " This recipe is a great vehicle for butter and cheese" !

 
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micki B. October 3, 2010
You're right this isn't a low fat or cholestrol free dish, nor for the faint of heart... but after all you only live once, therefore even a bite is better in this case than no bite at all !
Thanks for your thoughts.
 
Sagegreen October 3, 2010
I love fontina with cauliflower, and can only imagine the triple cream and parm additions! Thanks for this recipe. Sounds like a great potluck dish, too!
 
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micki B. October 3, 2010
Thanks and enjoy. I love your recipies too.
 
luvcookbooks October 3, 2010
This puts poutine to shame in the richness department. I'm from Wisconsin and I wouldn't dare to eat this if I wasn't in a monitored ICU bed. Maybe a bite with a big salad on the side.
 
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micki B. October 13, 2010
I hope you got my prior response as I don't see it posted here...but it was to confirm this is not a low cal dish, but you do only live once!
 
luvcookbooks October 13, 2010
I am so with you on this. Better a short life with ice cream!!