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Cauliflower with White Cheddar Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


8 servings

My mother served this cheesy cauliflower on Thanksgiving and Christmas for as long as I can remember. I've embellished the recipe over the years, but I've kept the family tradition around for more than 47 years of marriage. When I visit my children and their families, this dish is a must for them as well! You can easily double the recipe for larger groups. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida


  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets (about 6 cups)
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup shredded extra sharp white cheddar cheese
  • Paprika, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, place steamer basket over 1 in. water. Place cauliflower in basket. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer; steam, covered, just until tender, 10-12 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, mix cornstarch, salt and white pepper. Stir in milk and butter until smooth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 2-4 minutes.
  3. Stir in cheese until melted. Drain cauliflower. Transfer to a serving bowl; top with sauce. If desired, sprinkle with paprika.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 144 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 328mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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