Steamed Cauliflower and Cheese Sauce
By Paula Deen
- Prep time: 5 minutes
- Cook time: 5 minutes
- Servings: 5
- 1 large head cut into florets cauliflower
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
- to taste kosher salt
- to taste black pepper
Add the cauliflower to a large pot of salted boiling water and cook until tender, about 4-5 minutes.
Drain well, then add back to the pot and cook for 3 minutes, so the pieces are dry. Season the cauliflower with salt and pepper.
Melt butter in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Sprinkle with flour and stir until pasty, about 1 minute.
Drizzle in the heavy cream while whisking and whisk until smooth. Stir while the sauce heats.
Stir in the mascarpone. Cook for 1-2 more minutes, until hot and bubbly.
Drizzle the cheese sauce over the cauliflower and serve.