Yum Peaceful Cooking: Cauliflower Casserole

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cauliflower Casserole

I really debated about whether or not to post this.

If it hadn't tasted so damn good, I surely wouldn't.

But it did.

It was sorta one of those times...."I have lots of ________ , what should I do with it?". I could've made cauliflower soup or mashed em up like potatoes...but I decided to search around and see what I could find.

I'm not sure what led me to Paula Deens website (other than I loooove her). But thats where I ended up. I didn't find a Cauliflower Casserole there either.

I found a Broccoli Casserole.

Well, heck.....why not?

And thats where I started. I don't have step by step pictures. Besides, it's not that difficult. I promise, you won't have any difficulty making this. If you do....don't call me. It's much more serious than what I can handle. 

So here goes...

a large head (about 20 oz) of cauliflower, steamed (is that what it's called? a head? or is it a bunch?)
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated....or more....like...lots more. bring it ON
1 10 3/4 oz can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups crushed crackers (club house or ritz is just fine)
2 tablespoons melted butter .....JUST KIDDING!! right? I mean, that does nothing! I at least doubled that

Preheat your oven to 350'. Spray a 13 x 9 casserole dish with cooking spray

In a large bowl, mix together your cauliflower, mayo, cheese, soup and eggs.

Pour into your casserole dish.

Top with crushed crackers and pour the melted butter over the crackers. OR...what I'll do the next time is toss the cracker crumbs and butter together to evenly coat and then top the casserole with the buttered crackers.

Bake for about 35 minutes, until set and nicely browned.

If you like cauliflower, you will really enjoy this! You get the full flavor of cauliflower which is some how enhanced with all the cheese and stuff. I dunno...it surprised me in a very pleasant way.


  1. I like cauliflower almost as much as I like potatoes. I think I need a little color in my life. LOL

  2. of COURSE you should post this! broccoli casserole? no thanks. cauliflower casserole (with extra butter)? yes please!!

  3. Now while I love raw cauliflower, I'm not stoked about cooked. But...I would try this, everything's more tolerable with cheese right? LOL

  4. Hell yeah! I love casserole and am just getting into cauliflower. :)

  5. I interchange broccoli and cauliflower all the time and so far, it's been a good alternative!

    Think I might give Mac and Cheese a try with cauliflower instead of macaroni!

  6. I cut the flowerettes into small pieces and stir fry them with pork, garlic, ginger and soy sauce. I love Paula Deen too!

  7. Cathy - LMAO!!! what? you don't look good in white?

    Grace - extra butter is always better! I just wish I had a better pic to do the dish justice LOL

    DD - cheese is always good...just like butter. but lemme tell ya, plain ole cauliflower is "ok"...not great. the casserole was way different. but it was the cheese LOL

  8. How delicious this is! I like cauliflower a whole lot better than broccoli. I wish I hadn't eaten my head of cauliflower - I would be making this!!

  9. Bob - you of all people..I thought you'd either say you don't like cauliflower or your girlfriend doesnt LMAO!!! lemme know if you get a chance to try it out :)

    Michelle - what a great idea!! I bet that would be really good.

    FLB - now THATS what I'll have to do next time..make a stir fry with it.

  10. Reeni - I love them both...but I think Id prefer the cauliflower casserole over a broccoli version.

  11. UMMM... My wife would love this... Me, it just may have enough stuff to kill the taste that I would at least try it

  12. DELISH!! Cauliflower and Cheddar with Butter...? Oh Yeah Baby!!! Bring it on!

  13. What a great way to cook cauliflower! My husband doesn't like it and I am always looking for good recipes for him :)

  14. Mr Grill - you just never know. :)

    Shane - ya i know right? cheddar and butter. you think we can incorporate some bacon into the mix? :D

    Erica - this makes a whoooole bunch but it wouldn't be difficult to cut in half that way if he doesn't like it, you'll still be able to eat it yourself for a couple of days without wasting a bunch

  15. The hubs luvs cauliflower, so I should either make this or not tell him about it ;) Yum!


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