- July 5, 2019 at 4:46 pm #577004
Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce
1 head of cauliflower
1 tbs butter
1 tbs flour
1/2 tsp ground mustard
3/4 to 1 cup milk or half-and-half
1 cup/4 ounces cheddar cheese or a cheddar Jack blend, shredded
Kosher salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Separate the cauliflower into small florets.
Put the florets in a steaming basket over about 1/2-inch of simmering water.
Cover and let the cauliflower steam for about 5 to 8 min, until crisp-tender or tender.
Meanwhile, prepare the cheese sauce. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
Add the flour, ground mustard, and nutmeg and cook, whisking or stirring constantly, for about 1 1/2 to 2 min.
Gradually whisk in 3/4 cup of the milk or half-and-half and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until thickened.
Stir in the shredded cheese and continue cooking, stirring, until the cheese has melted.
Thin the sauce with a tbs or two of milk, if desired, and add salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Makes 1 1/4 cups of sauce.
Transfer the cauliflower to a serving dish and spoon the sauce over it or serve the cauliflower and pass the sauce separately. Serves 4-6