Cauliflower Cheese Pie with Potato Crust Recipe

This is an absolutely delicious Cauliflower Cheese Pie with Potato Crust.  The wonderful smell of the crispy potato crust as it bakes will set your taste buds alive.  I like to serve this fantastic cauliflower pie with a nice green salad for dinner.

I slightly adapted this Cauliflower Cheese Pie with Potato Crust recipe from the Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen.

 

 

Cauliflower Cheese Pie

 

Cauliflower Cheese Pie with Potato Crust Recipe:
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cauliflower Cheese Pie with Potato Crust Recipe
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Ingredients
Potato Crust:
Cauliflower Cheese Pie:
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 eggs (or 1 whole egg plus 1 egg white)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Black pepper, freshly-ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or butter
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme leaves, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil leaves, dried
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1 medium-size cauliflower
  • 1 3/4 cups Cheddar cheese, grated, divided
  • Paprika
Instructions
Potato Crust Instructions:
  1. Place raw grated potatoes in a colander over a large bowl or your sink.  Salt potatoes and let set for 10 minutes.  Squeeze out the excess water.

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  2. In a medium bowl, combine grated grated potatoes, egg white, and onion; mix well.  With lightly-floured fingers, pat potato mixture into prepared pie pan, building up the sides of the crust.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Adjust a rack to the middle position and either oil or spray a 9-inch pie pan with nonstick spray.

  4. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown (after the first 20 minutes brush the crust with vegetable oil to crisped it).  Remove from oven.  Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F.

Cauliflower Cheese Pie Instructions:
  1. Make Potato Crust so you can bake it while you are preparing pie filling mixture.

  2. Wash, remove core and leaves, trim, and coarsely chop the cauliflower.

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  3. In a small bowl, beat together 1/2 teaspoon salt, eggs, milk, pepper, and paprika: set aside.

  4. In a frying pan over medium heat, heat butter or vegetable oil and then saute onions, garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt for 5 minutes.  Add thyme, basil, parsley and cauliflower pieces; cook, covered, for approximately 9 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until cauliflower is tender.  Remove from heat.

  5. Layer the baked potato crust (ok if the crust is still hot) with 1/2 of the grated cheese.  Spoon cauliflower mixture over the top of the cheese, then sprinkle with remaining cheese over the top.  Pour the milk/egg mixture over the top and lightly dust with paprika.

  6. Bake approximately 35 to 40 minutes until a knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean or until the internal temperature registers 170 to 175 degrees F. on your cooking thermometer.

  7. Remove from oven and serve. Serve either hot or warm.

  8. Makes 1 (9-inch pie) - 4 to 6 servings.

Recipe Notes

Tip:  Use your food processor with grating attachment to grate cheese, potato, and onion (In that order).  No need to clean your food processor in between ingredients.



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Comments and Reviews

2 Responses to “Cauliflower Cheese Pie with Potato Crust Recipe”

  1. Cate

    Why do you put the part where you drain the raw potatoes in a colander for 10 minutes, AFTER you’ve told us to mix it with the onion and egg white and put it in the pie dish?

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