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Cheesy Cauliflower

 
One serving costs about $0.98

$0.98 per serving

15 people like this recipe

15 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 side dish
spoonacular Score:48%

Spoonacular Score: 48%

 

You can never have too many side dish recipes, so give Cheesy Cauliflower a try. One serving contains 223 calories, 12g of protein, and 14g of fat. For 98 cents per serving, this recipe covers 13% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. A few people made this recipe, and 12 would say it hit the spot. A mixture of salt and pepper, butter, cayenne pepper, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 50%. This score is pretty good. Try Cheesy Cauliflower, Cheesy Cauliflower, and Cheesy Cauliflower au Gratin for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
4 Tbs
4 Tbs all purpose flour
all purpose flour
1 medium head
1 medium head cauliflower
cauliflower
1 pinch
1 pinch cayenne pepper
cayenne pepper
1.5 cups
1.5 cups cheese
cheese
2 tsps
2 tsps mustard powder
mustard powder
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
unsalted butter
2 cups
2 cups whole milk
whole milk
4 Tbs all purpose flour
4 Tbs
all purpose flour
1 medium head cauliflower
1 medium head
cauliflower
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 pinch
cayenne pepper
1.5 cups cheese
1.5 cups
cheese
2 tsps mustard powder
2 tsps
mustard powder
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 Tbsp
unsalted butter
2 cups whole milk
2 cups
whole milk

Equipment

baking pan
baking pan
paper towels
paper towels
sauce pan
sauce pan
whisk
whisk
oven
oven
baking pan
baking pan
paper towels
paper towels
sauce pan
sauce pan
whisk
whisk
oven
oven


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Trim cauliflower florets from the stalk. Discard stalk. Cut florets into 1-2 ince pieces. Steam the cauliflower for about 10 minutes until firm but tender.
  3. Spread the florets out onto a paper towel to dry while making the cheese sauce
  4. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium high heat, add the flour and whisk to combine. Cook for about 1-2 minutes to get rid of the flour taste.
  5. Add the mustard powder, pinch of cayenne, black pepper and stir to combine.
  6. Drizzle the milk in a steady stream whisking the whole time so that the mixture stays creamy.
  7. Season with salt and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly.
  8. When mixture thickens, add the cheese one handful at a time. Taste the sauce and adjust the salt/pepper as needed.
  9. Spread the cauliflower florets into a 2 quart baking dish (or iron skillet), spoon the sauce over the top and sprinkle about 2 tbs of cheese over the top. Bake until browned and bubbly about 30 minutes. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.98
Ingredient
4 Tbs all purpose flour
1 medium head cauliflower
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1.5 cups cheese
2 teaspoons mustard powder
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 cups whole milk
Price
$0.04
$2.99
$0.01
$1.82
$0.21
$0.12
$0.66
$5.86

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • Fresh cauliflower should be white without any discoloration. If its leaves are attached, they should be green and not wilty. Store cauliflower in the crisper in your fridge and use within 5-7 days.

Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
226 Calories
12g Protein
14g Total Fat
13g Carbs
7% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
226
11%

Fat
14g
22%

  Saturated Fat
8g
55%

Carbohydrates
13g
4%

  Sugar
6g
7%

Cholesterol
42mg
14%

Sodium
433mg
19%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
12g
24%

Vitamin C
46mg
56%

Calcium
319mg
32%

Phosphorus
266mg
27%

Vitamin B2
0.33mg
19%

Folate
74µg
19%

Vitamin K
16µg
15%

Selenium
10µg
15%

Potassium
432mg
12%

Vitamin B6
0.23mg
12%

Vitamin B5
1mg
11%

Manganese
0.21mg
10%

Zinc
1mg
10%

Vitamin B12
0.6µg
10%

Vitamin A
481IU
10%

Vitamin B1
0.14mg
9%

Fiber
2g
9%

Magnesium
34mg
9%

Vitamin D
1µg
8%

Iron
0.92mg
5%

Vitamin B3
0.91mg
5%

Copper
0.08mg
4%

Vitamin E
0.31mg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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