Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • 50 minutes
  • 4 servings

How about a delicious and flavorful casserole? We’ve got one with cauliflower. Too bland of a taste you say? Well, think again, because it can be used in a plethora of exquisite dishes, in combination with other ingredients, of course. For example: Crispy bacon, melting cheese and béchamel sauce enhance the taste of cauliflower and will lift it to new culinary heights.

Ingredients Needed for Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

10 breads, approximately 7 ounces
2 ounces of butter
4 bacon
1 cauliflower
1 cup heavy cream
bechamel sauce
3 ounces of mozzarella
3 ounces of shredded cheddar
1 tablespoon caper
chili flakes
bechamel sauce:
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
⅔ cup milk
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon nutmeg

How to Cook Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

  1. You can start with the Bechamel sauce.
  2. Heat a saucepan over medium-low heat and start melting the butter. Add the flour and stir until smooth.
  3. Cook the mixture on medium heat for about 6-7 minutes, until it has a light, golden color.
  4. Separately, heat the milk in a separate pan, until just about to boil. Slowly add the hot milk in the butter mixture, whisking continuously until very smooth.
  5. Cook for 10 more minutes, while stirring, and then remove from the heat. Season the sauce with salt and nutmeg and leave it aside.
  6. Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C.
  7. Break the bread slices using your hands. Add them in the blender and blend into breadcrumbs.
  8. Heat a skillet and start melting the butter. Add in the breadcrumbs and let them absorb the butter.
  9. Heat another skillet and fry the bacon slices until golden and crispy.
  10. Heat a saucepan and start boiling the water. Break the cauliflower into florets and add them into the water. Boil it for about 5 minutes. When ready, move it into a bowl of cold water.
  11. Shred half of your mozzarella. Use a small bowl and mix the Bechamel sauce with heavy cream, fried bacon, shredded mozzarella, half of the Cheddar, capers, and boiled cauliflower.
  12. Move this mixture into a large baking tray and top with remaining mozzarella, Cheddar, breadcrumbs, and chili flakes.
  13. Bake the casserole in the oven for the next 25 minutes.
  14. Enjoy!

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