Creamy Chipotle Cauliflower

"Three peppers goes into this recipe. Chipotle, fire roasted, and dried paprika. You can't say your cauliflower is bland!"
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
photo by Rita1652 photo by Rita1652
photo by Rita1652 photo by Rita1652
photo by Rita1652 photo by Rita1652
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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a large pan toss cauliflower and garlic with oil. Spread so in a single layer and not bunched in.Season with salt and pepper to taste. Roast 25 minutes toss and roast for 10 more minutes.
  • Add milk, paprika, fire roasted and chipotle peppers to blender and blend till smooth.
  • Meanwhile in a microwave safe dish heat butter when melted add flour stir and add milk mixture whisking in till smooth heat in microwave oven 3 minutes,stirring when needed add cheese stirring in till melted heating in micro 2-3 more minutes. Keep an eye on it so it doesn`t bubble over.
  • Pour over the roasted cauliflower and serve.

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  1. This was perfect to use the enormous head of cauliflower that I got on sale yesterday. The sauce is delicious with just a touch of heat. I made the sauce on the stove top while the cauliflower was roasting so everything was ready at the same time. My husband, the vegetable hater, gave this recipe a big thumbs up so for sure I will be making it again.
  2. Oh yum! Talk about comfort food at it's best. The chipotle chile in adobo was the perfect accompaniment to this savory dish. I followed this completely as we love cauliflower, fresh from the garden, and the kick of the chile. Will make this many times over. Very easy to put together, as I made the sauce stove top, and threw it in my toaster oven for warming, and development of flavor. Absolutely a winner to us! Thanks, Rita! Made for *ZWT3 07*
  3. My son did not care for the garlic but I liked this recipe. I have a convection oven so I'll need to cut back on the first 25 minutes of roasting, I'll try 15 to 20 mins next time. I also think you could use 1 1/2 heads of cauliflower as this makes a lot of sauce. Oh yes, and I opted to use the stove top to make the sauce. Thanks Rita, I'll be making this one again. Made for ZWT III 2007 - United States Region
  4. This was absolutely delicious! The chipotle's gave it just the right amount of kick. I cut down on the garlic just a wee bit as I was having my Mom for dinner and she is not a huge garlic fan, next time I will add the full amount. I used 2 heads of cauliflower, and made the left overs into an amazing soup the next day. Thanks for a fantastic recipe Rita!



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