How to make it

  • Wash cauliflower. Trim and cut into flowerets. Drop into boiling salted water and cook 10 min. or until just barely tender. Drain and place into serving dish. Keep warm.
  • Meanwhile fry bacon until crisp over medium heat. Drain and keep warm.
  • Prepare Cheese Sauce: Melt 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine in heavy saucepan. Stir in 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour. Cook over medium heat, stirring for 2 min. Slowly whisk in 1 1/2 cups warmed milk and heat, stirring, until mixture boils. Whisk until smooth. Add 1/2 cup whipping cream, 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. black pepper, 1/8, tsp. nutmeg and 1/2 cup shredded Jarlsberg or mild Swiss cheese.
  • Pour over cauliflower and top with bacon. Serve immediately.
  • To prepare ahead: place cooked cauliflower into buttered ovenproof or microwaveproof dish. Top with sauce and bacon. Cover and refrigerate. Reheat at 350°F for 20 min. or until heated through, or place into microwave oven for 5 min. on High power.

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    " It was excellent "
    thyme4ma ate it and said...
    Making this for dinner!!
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    " It was excellent "
    kairosdreaming ate it and said...
    Made this for supper and it was delicious. I used sharp cheddar though since its all I had. I also sauteed the cauliflower in the leftover bacon grease while making the cheese sauce. Great meal and I have tons of cheese sauce leftover for something else.
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    " It was excellent "
    inmaculada ate it and said...
    Soooo right, you can never go wrong with bacon and cheese... ha ha ha.
    I also hated cauliflower as a child (most of vegetables I must say), now I DO love all of them.
    This is a so versatile recipe that I think I could use with almost any kind of veggies.
    Will try with my favorite cheese, mature Cheddar.
    Thanks for the post. It also gets my 5.
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    thats ok!!! i used to hate it too it still depends on how its made if i like now .. but this is a great dish i like this one thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Just goes to show you that with the rite recipe even a vegetable we hated as a child can be redeemed in such a recipe as this Cauliflower With Bacon And Cheese Sauce.
    My high 5
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    I despised cauliflower as a kid too, but oh so glad I outgrew that phase. Look what we were missing out on. Love the stuff. This recipe sounds fantastic. I'm making this tonight for dinner. Thank you for a wonderful post. You have my 5.
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