Friday, December 30, 2011

Recipe - Roasted Cauliflower w/ Cheese Sauce

  • Cauliflower
    1 medium head cauliflower (about 2 1/4 pounds), trimmed and cut into florets
  • 6 cloves garlic, halved lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cheese Sauce
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups)


1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Combine cauliflower and garlic in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil. While stirring, season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast at 450 degrees F for 30 minutes, stirring once.
Cheese Sauce
2. Meanwhile, melt butter over medium heat in a medium-size saucepan (not nonstick). Whisk in flour and cook 2 minutes. Gradually add milk, whisking constantly until smooth. Bring to a simmer, whisking occasionally. Season with salt and nutmeg. Simmer 4 minutes and remove from heat. Stir in shredded cheese, whisking until smooth.
3. Transfer roasted cauliflower and garlic to a platter. Top with cheese sauce and serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. mouth is watering now! This sounds awesome!! Unfortunately, I am the only one in our house who would love this!


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