I have a fondness for easy recipes, especially ones that I can prepare and eat in less than an hour. Even better when I can sneak in something healthy and I get a triple win when they come out toddler approved. This easy, creamy kielbasa and cauliflower casserole fit the bill on all accounts.
I was almost going to call it a mac and cheese, but I wasn’t sure on semantics. Even though I’m fairly certain there’s no hard set rule that a mac and cheese needs to have elbow macaroni noodles. Of course, this isn’t a homemade sauce either, so I think that’s other reason I was hesitant to classify it in the homemade mac and cheese realm.
Whatever the case? This is delicious.
And creamy and cheesy. Just how I like my mac and cheese.
And it was easy, did I mention that part? So easy!
- pieces Two Kielbasa links, cut into bite sized
- 3/4 bag of egg noodles, prepared according to package directions
- 1 can of Broccoli cheddar soup
- 1 bag of frozen Cauliflower (prepared according to package directions, then chopped)
- 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese
- 1 cup of milk
- Prepare a 13x9 baking dish and set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- In a medium pan, steam the cauliflower or prepare in microwave according to package directions
- While the cauliflower is cooking, pan fry the kielbasa in 1 tablespoon of butter
- When cauliflower and kielbasa are ready, add to the prepared casserole dish
- Layer the noodles on top
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the cheddar soup, milk, and cheese.
- Pour over the noodles, cauliflower and kielbasa and then stir to combine
- Bake for 20 minutes
The hardest part for me, was waiting for it to cool. Next time, I might try adding mushrooms or onions but I think that this turned out wonderfully.
Usually we do microwave the frozen cauliflower, but recently we got a vegetable steamer and have used that instead. The cooking time is about even anyway.
And while I’m not a huge fan of hot dogs, I do love sausage… and kielbasa.
My usual go-to for kielbasa casserole recipes involves sauerkraut, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and egg noodles. But, after looking for recipes that involved cauliflower, I thought- why not give that a try.
Do you like cooking with kielbasa or cauliflower? Have you tried them together?