Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
I had a half a pound of smoked sausage and didn't want to just fry and serve it up. I did a bit of " Freezer Diving " ;) and found a bag of cauliflower. So, I combined that with the smoked sausage, a few extras, and a cheese sauce and this is what I came up with. :)If you wanted to, you can cook about 1/8th. to 1/4th cup of finely chopped onion with the sausage. And to make this a One- Dish meal, just add some frozen peas. I want to thank Chef#64642 ( Molly53 ) and Chef#546010 ( Chicagoland du Jour ) for coming up with the name for this recipe.I know that this looks complicated, but it's really easy to make.Submitted to Food.com ( a.k.a. ZAAR ) on January 14th.2011.
- 1 (12 ounce) package frozen cauliflower, thawed
- 1⁄2 lb smoked sausage (I used Hillshire Farms with the yellow packaging )
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 tablespoons margarine or 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 1 1⁄4 cups milk (may not use all of this )
- 1 1⁄2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated (divided)
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper (to taste)
- 1⁄2 teapoon salt (to taste)
- Pre-heat oven to 350F degrees.
- In a medium skillet heat oil and,brown sausage and onion, ( If using ) and set aside ( drain if needed ).
- In a medium saucepan, melt butter/margarine; add flour and cook until light yellow and pasty-looking.
- Add a little milk at a time and stir until slightly thickened.
- Remove from heat and add 1 cup of cheese, salt and pepper and stir until well blended.
- Then fold the cauliflower and smoked sausage into the cheese sauce, coating well.
- Place into a greased 2 quart rectangle or a 8 x 8 square baking dish.
- Sprinkle top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with paprika if desired and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Tasty, easy and with just picked snow peas from the garden, very pretty.
Made this tasty casserole for dinner tonight. The only change I made was to steam fresh cauliflower vs. using frozen. I also used a jalapeno smoked sausage as well. Thanks for sharing.