South West Cauliflower With a Zing

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

We love cauliflower in our house. This is an awesome and different way to prepare it with a South- West flavour! ***This recipe has been modified slightly May 30/06

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Steam cauliflower just until tender; drain. Melt butter in a medium size saucepan over medium heat.
  3. In a jar with a lid combine.
  4. flour, red pepper, salt, pepper, garlic and milk; shake until blended.
  5. Slowly add to butter or margarine in saucepan, stirring constantly until smooth. Add cheese and continue stirring until smooth and thickened.
  6. Add more milk to make a roux.
  7. (Thick sauce but not paste).
  8. Stir in chilies.
  9. Arrange cauliflower in a 2 quart baking dish; pour sauce over cauliflower, then sprinkle with bread crumbs if desired.
  10. Bake 5 to 10 min or until bubbling.
Most Helpful

We really enjoyed this cauliflower dish with tonight's dinner. Cauliflower is my favorite veggie and I love this take on it. The only change I made was to use half & half vs. milk and canned mild green chilies. I also used fresh sourdough bread crumbs tossed with a little melted butter for the topping. DH loved this dish and went back for more. Will definitely make this delicious dish again very soon. Made for Make My Recipe Reunion tag, December, 2012.

DailyInspiration December 10, 2012

Yummy! This has just the right amount of 'zing' for my kids to eat. Different take on an old favourite. Thanks.

evelyn/athens June 09, 2009

We made this recipe last night as a side to Chicken in Creamy Chipotle Sauce. We really enjoyed it! It is the first time I have made cauliflower with cheese sauce (usually I roast it with rosemary and garlic) and I have to say that it was great! I will definitely make this recipe again. We followed all instructions and ingredients as posted. Thanks! Made for ZWT5.

Dr. Jenny May 30, 2009