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Easy Cheesy Potato & Cauliflower Casserole

This Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole makes the perfect side dish. Cauliflower never tasted so good, a delicious creamy centre with a crunchy lightly buttered topping. Make this your Holiday Side Dish Recipe.

cauliflower casserole in a white baking dish

I love making casseroles for side dishes, especially when it involves cheese and crunchy topping, and yes this has both. Cauliflower was one of those vegetables that my mother-in-law cooked but nothing exciting. The usual simmer then toss with olive oil, salt and garlic, don’t get me wrong veggies are always good this way but a hearty comfort casserole is good once in awhile also. And they agreed, they absolutely loved my Broccoli Cheese Bake.

How to make it

In a small bowl mix together the bread crumbs, chopped fresh parsley and melted butter, set aside.

In a large pot of boiling salted water, first cook the potatoes then add the cauliflower. Cook until al dente, then drain well. Place the drained veggies in a large bowl and lightly mash with a fork a few times.

ingredients for the casserole in small bowls and potato & cauliflower chopped

To the bowl add some chopped parsley, a beaten egg, shredded cheese, grated parmesan, salt and pepper. Mix together.

mixing the ingredients in a white bowl

Place the mixture in a baking dish, top with the crumb mixture and bake.

in the baking dish before and after baking

What to serve with it

This is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas or even a family or friend get together. I like to serve it with a roast, pork or beef or even with a fish dish. It basically goes with almost everything.

How to store it

Any leftovers should be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated. It will keep for up to 2-3 days. It can be reheated either in a microwave, on the stove or in a low oven.

casserole baked in a white dish with a spoon

The best potatoes for baking

The best potatoes for baking in a casserole or even scalloped potatoes are Yukon or a Russet potatoes.

More Delicious Cauliflower recipes

Cauliflower Fritters

Creamy Cauliflower Casserole

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

So if you are looking for a new casserole side dish to try, I hope you give this Cheesy Potato & Cauliflower Casserole a try and let me know what you think. Buon Appetito!

cauliflower casserole on a serving spoon

auliflower casserole on a serving spoon

Easy Cheesy Potato & Cauliflower Casserole

Rosemary Molloy
This Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole makes the perfect side dish. Cauliflower never tasted so good, a delicious creamy centre with a crunchy lightly buttered topping.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 132 kcal

Ingredients
  

CRUMB TOPPING

  • 1 tablespoon butter (melted)
  • ¼-⅓ cup bread crumbs
  • ½ tablespoon parsley freshly chopped

CASSEROLE

  • 3 medium potatoes (chopped) (400 grams)
  • 1 small cauliflower (broken into florets)( or 3 1/2 cups) (350 grams)
  • ½ tablespoon parsley freshly chopped
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1 cup firm mozzarella, gruyere or fontina cheese (shredded) (100 grams)
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (25 grams)
  • 2 dashes pepper
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350F (180 C). Lightly drizzle a medium baking dish with olive oil.

CRUMB TOPPING

  • In a small bowl mix together the bread crumbs, chopped fresh parsley and melted butter, set aside.

CASSEROLE

  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, first cook the potatoes then after 10 minutes add the cauliflower and continue to cook until al dente. Then drain well. Place the potatoes and cauliflower in a large bowl and lightly mash with a fork a few times (you want big chunky pieces not mash). Taste for salt.
  • To the bowl add the chopped parsley, beaten egg, shredded mozzarella , grated parmesan, pepper and salt if needed. Gently mix together.
    Place the mixture in the prepared baking dish, top with the crumb mixture and bake for approximately 20 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 1mg
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15 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So smiple and good, have made my own version for years, something you just gotta love. Did make your RoseMary, and yummy

  2. 5 stars
    I have made this casserole several times for my family and it is so good! Thank you for the recipe.

    1. Hi Kim yes you can put it together the day before, cover with foil and refrigerate. Let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes ( no more) before baking. Let me know how it goes.

  3. 5 stars
    What a fabulous recipe! So easy and tasty! I’ll definitely be making this one again!
    Thank you so much for the recipe!

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