Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen cauliflower florets (recommended: Pictsweet)
  • 1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed Cheddar cheese soup (recommended: Campbell's)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Mexican style shredded cheese (recommended: Kraft)
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan (recommended: Di Giorno)
  • 2 tablespoons Italian style bread crumbs (recommended: Progresso)
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
Directions

Preheat the broiler.

In a microwave-safe casserole dish, stir to combine cauliflower, soup, cayenne pepper, salt and shredded cheese. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high setting for 6 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine grated Parmesan, bread crumbs, and olive oil. Remove cauliflower from microwave and remove plastic wrap. Spoon bread crumb mixture over cauliflower and broil for 1 to 2 minutes until top is golden brown. Serve hot.


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Everything about this recipe was wrong. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The use of the Campbell's cheese soup was horrible. It was too salty and tasted wretched. I would recommend using 1 to 1 and 1/4 cups of shredded cheddare cheese. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sandras recipes are easy and simple, however, she is the most wastefull cook on any TV show I have watched. She never scrapes out a can, bowl or pot. A third of whatever goes into the trash or sink. I feel sorry for the people who have to clean up after her. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious - IF you like cauliflower. And I do. So I made it just for me. But changed a few things because I didn't have everything that was called for in the recipe. Used Borsin cheese with herbs and sauteed shallots (it was in the refrig). Didn't have the soup. Did the topping with plain breadcrumbs flavored with Italian seasoning, garlic powder and paprika, romano and parmesan cheese. Added the olive oil. Put onto the cauliflower and sprinkled nutmeg. GOOD. I can't stand it when people review recipes and wonder why theirs didn't turn out to their liking - recipes are a GUIDE. Read the recipe, get the idea and then make your own. then you won't have to keep looking up the recipe every time you want to make it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for our semi-edible blog (http://semi-edible.blogspot.com/). Liz hated it, I thought it was okay despite tasting extremely processed and despite parts that remained cold. We did NOT add the extra salt required because the canned soup was more than enough. Would not make this. Make a roux, add milk and cheese and you will have a much much better sauce than a can of soup....and it takes 5 minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a super simple recipe and absolutely delicious. The only thing I changed was adding a full cup of cheese - just because I love cheese. I would recommend this recipe to anyone. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Once again, if you alter a recipe with your own additions you can not fault the recipe. I am so glad that I tried this recipe in spite of the reviews. i followed it exactly and it is very tasty and simple. The cayenne pepper itself gave it such a kick that you would not be calling this one bland. Easy...Simple...Delish!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
You will need to doctor up this recipe to get better flavor. You also have to cook the cauliflower in the microwave longer than she suggests. If we try this again, I will add less soup and more shredded cheese. Think about using the Campbell's pepper jack soup. We did not add the topping - it's OK without. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I should have read the reviews before making it. If you use fresh cauliflower definitely cook prior to adding cheese soup. I was disappointed because it didn't taste any different than when I have made up "cheesy cauliflower". I could have made this without wasting the time to read a recipe. It wasn't bad - just blah and tasted like cheese soup mixed in with cauliflower. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is okay if you make a few improvements. The first time I made it, it just tasted like hot babyfood mush, but my kids liked it. So I made it again, but only used 1/2 of the cheese soup, added more real shredded cheese (cheddar instead of mexican mix), and used real cauliflower (boil for about 5 minutes or steam). These changes made a world of difference, so now I consider it edible! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used a mix with both cauliflower and broccoli. I also added some bacon bits since I had them, and that made it excellent. The topping was great.. It was really delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe. Nice and cheesy with a nice touch of heat. I did take liberty with this though and instead of microwaving the cauliflower I thawed it under running hot water. I put all ingrediants in a casserole dish & baked until bubbly, then added the topping and baked again till golden brown. This was really good with inch thick pork chops I'd broiled. Yummy I'll make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was super simple and tasted great. Make sure you start with frozen cauliflower. I cooked some fresh cauliflower the night before and then used it the next day in the recipe and it was too watery. I am going to try the same recipe with broccoli. (I think my three year old prefers the green.) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is as easy as can be. And gives wonderful flavor with it. My husband just adored this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is the best broccoli recipe i have ever tasted. thanx sandra lee item not reviewed by moderator and published
The cauliflower was overcooked and mushy and the cheese sauce barely tasted like cheese. This is another recipe i won't try again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Plus it had a weird shiny look to it -- like plastic food. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The canned soup, tons of cheese and salt really cancel out any nutrients that may have been in that frozen bag of cauli -- not that frozen vegetables are all that great anyway. This was disgusting and not real cooking. Lay off the sauce S.L. item not reviewed by moderator and published
not a fan of this recipe. Just did not taste right. Kind of like plastic. oh well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
One word: NASTY. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Next time i will make this dish with broccoli. Other than that i did'nt understand why mostly everyone complained.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am always looking for a way to get my kids to eat more vegies. Anything with cheese has their vote. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sorry but I'd never make this again. It was bland and mushy and unappetizing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved how simple it was to make, but had to add alot of salt and pepper for taste. Next time I'll use more real cheese and less condensed cheese soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Between the frozen cauliflower and the sauce this was just very soft and mushy. I like the idea but will try it with fresh cauliflower and less soup the next time. If you have a little more time, Ina Garten's cauliflower gratin is excellent. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was very easy and fast. The taste was good enough considering how little effort it took to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is fast and easy. Not as flavor filled as I thought, but a good side dish to whip up in a hurry. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The soup made the sauce taste like a can. It was nasty and disgusting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I actually substituted broccoli for the cauliflower and everybody loved it. I'm also thinking about doing a combination of both. The great thing though is the crispy topping that I can use in a lot of other recipes too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I may have done it wrong but it was a little to spicy. Next time I'll put a little less spice in it. Also had to substitute broccali (father-in-law allergic to callieflower) but still turned out good. It was a hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We did not enjoy the plastic texture of the sauce. It was not very cheesy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very tasty! First, I used a 16oz bag of frozen broccoli since I didn't have any cauliflower on hand (she said on the show that broccoli would be good too). I kept the recipe the same. The only change I made was to use HALF a can of the soup (as some had previously mentioned) and I used plain bread crumbs. It turned out perfect! Only change I would make next time would be to use less cayenne pepper. It had a bit of a kick to it! (My family is not a huge fan of spicy stuff) Give it a try...super easy and tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good. i used broccoli instead because my husband isn't a fan of califlower. I also used mozzerella shredded cheese because i didn't have any mexican cheese available and it turned out fabulous. very good item not reviewed by moderator and published
If I don't like something that's supposed to be "cheesy," something is wrong. The flavors just didn't work. The cheddar cheese soup is the problem in this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kids actually like cauliflower but they refused to eat this. They said the sauce was "icky." Personally, I agree with them. I won't make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never could get my grandchildren to eat Cauliflower. They loved this recipe, thank you item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was disappointing because it really didn't taste like cheese. The cheese soup is creamy and all but doesn't taste like real cheese. Tasted artificial. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made a few adjustments to this recipe and we loved it. I thinned the soup with a little milk. About three quarters of a can and I doubled the cauliflower as I have a large family. I did not add the spices suggested in the recipe instead I added just a pinch of nutmeg. I also only used swiss cheese instead of the blend as that is what I had on hand. Made the topping just as written and this was one yummy side dish. If you just thin out the soup before adding it to the cauliflower it won't be lumpy. Also one whole can for just a small amout of cauliflower is just a bit too much in my opinion. It was perfect for a double portion of the veggie though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this recipe just omit the salt the condesed soup is salty enough I used Panko (Japanese Bread Crumbs) for a great crunchy topping it's a keeper. Much better than Green Giant's Calliflower @ cheese sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was very cheesy and yummy but it got cold really quick. Maybe just because i didn't broil it long enough. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The soup and the cheese made a thin, clumpy sauce that was salty and unappetizing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe! I used fresh cauliflower instead of frozen (didn't have frozen at my store) It turned out GREAT! My hubby even loved it and he's not a veggie guy. We'll make this again and again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The sauce sort of curdled a little and was clumpy. Not good. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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