Christmas Cauliflower

“The ‘Christmas’ in Christmas Cauliflower comes from the green pepper and red pimento. This is a nice way to do up cauliflower to make it a little more exciting.” – April Ferre

Christmas Cauliflower

Course: Side Dishes – Vegetables


  • 1 Large Head Cauliflower Broken Into Florets
  • 1/4 Cup Diced Green Pepper
  • 1 Can Sliced Mushrooms Drained
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Shredded Swiss Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Diced Pimento
  • Paprika


  • Parboil cauliflower in small amount of water (6 or 7 minutes). Drain well.
  • Sauté green pepper and mushrooms in butter for 2 minutes.
  • Add flour and salt and gradually stir in milk. Bring to boil; boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese and pimento; stir until cheese is melted.
  • Place half in a 2-quart greased dish. Top with half of the sauce. Repeat layers.
  • Baked uncovered at 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with paprika. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Recipe – Jean Hansen