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Swiss Cheese Creamed Cauliflower casserole with peas and prosciutto

Swiss Cheese Creamed Cauliflower

This creamed cauliflower casserole type recipe brings a velvety rich elegance to any meal. Whether you're entertaining, or just looking for a side dish for a family meal, you want to take a closer look at this one. Loaded with Swiss cheese, flirty with green peas and fancy with a surprise of prosciutto

Course Side Dish
Keyword Creamed Cauliflower
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Author Adapted from Silver Palate

Ingredients

  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 ounces prosciutto chopped
  • 1 large head cauliflower divided into florets
  • 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups heavy cream
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 Cup frozen peas
  • 1 1/2 Cups Jarlsberg or Swiss Cheese shredded
  • 1/2 Cup parsley chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In an oven-proof casserole melt butter over medium heat stove top. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Stir in the prosciutto and sauté 2 minutes.

  3. Add the cauliflower and cook just until is begins to lose it's crispness, 3 - 4 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Stir in the flour, and stir constantly for 1 minute. Add the cream and the peas. Blend well. Season with the cayenne, salt and pepper and remove from heat.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Bake until top is lightly browned and the mixture is bubbly. About 30 minutes.