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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
Cuisine American
Keyword Creamed Cauliflower
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 409 kcal
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.
Nutrition Facts
Swiss Cheese Creamed Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 185mg8%
Potassium 440mg13%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1472IU29%
Vitamin C 60mg73%
Calcium 225mg23%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.