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Steamed Cauliflower and Cheese Sauce

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

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.