I’ve been wanting to make a cauliflower cheese pie for a few weeks now. Cauliflower was on sale this week so I bought a large head in hopes of finally making this vegetable dish. My husband is not real fond of cauliflower, but I thought if I could disguise it with some cheese he might eat it. Then last week I saw a recipe that used potatoes as a crust for a vegetable pie. We love potatoes so I thought I’d combine the two recipes and have a cauliflower cheese pie with the potato crust.
The first bite was hot, creamy, and cheesy with a crispy crust. I could taste the soft cauliflower in a cheese herb mixture baked in the crispy potato crust with a mound of cheese on top. The result was a great tasting vegetable dish. Even my husband enjoyed the flavors of this veggie cheese pie.
Cauliflower Cheese Pie with Potato Crust (adapted from Branny Boils Over)
1 t. salt
1 egg, beaten
2 T. butter
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ t. thyme
1 head cauliflower, broken into small florets
1 ¼ c. part skim milk cheddar cheese
¼ c. parmesan cheese
½ t. salt
¼ c. low fat milk
1 t. black pepper
1 t. smoked paprika
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degree. Spray a 9 inch pie pan with cooking spray.