Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

October 3, 2010

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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Reviews (11) Questions (0)

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!
 
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micki B. October 13, 2010
Hi Christina, <br /> <br />Thanks for your comments and indeed I did submit it to the contest....crossing my fingers! <br />Thanks.
 
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micki B. October 5, 2010
Antonia....Your comfort is my comfort...thanks so much. <br /> <br />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" ! <br /> <br />
 
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" ! <br /> <br />
 
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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 ! <br />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!!