Monday, August 10, 2009

Cauliflower and Ham casserole

Well, I guess this blog has turned into an occasional, post on my free time, blog. I have been ever so busy. I love to keep my recipes here, though, so I am trying to keep up with as much as I can.


The Menu:
Cauliflower and Ham Casserole

TheOriginal Recipe:
I have been wanting to make some dishes like this for awhile. I found this on Taste of Home website.

Ingredients:
4 cups chopped fresh cauliflower
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
TOPPING:
1 cup soft bread crumbs
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Directions: Place cauliflower in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in another large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cheese and sour cream until melted. Drain cauliflower. In a large bowl, combine the cauliflower, ham and mushrooms. Add cheese sauce and toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.


The Way I Made it My Own:
I added some more flavor and tweaked it up a bit... We all really enjoyed it and even my "meat eater" son of the family LOVED it!

Cauliflower and Ham Casserole

Ingredients:
4 cups chopped fresh cauliflower
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham

TOPPING:
1 cup Ritz crackers
1 tablespoon butter, melted


Directions: Place cauliflower in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in another large saucepan, melt butter with onions and saute until translucent. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cheese and sour cream until melted. Drain cauliflower. In a large bowl, combine the cauliflower, ham and mushrooms. Add cheese sauce and toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.

1 comment:

Amateur Cook said...

Thanks for finding the time to post this recipe on your blog. I adore eating this type of food. Take your time and post new recipes whenever you can. I'll wait...