Hungarian Cauliflower Casserole

cauliflower casserole

 🍴  Servings: 4

🥣 Category: Casserole

💪 Difficulty Level: 3/5 

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Cauliflower casserole is a typical dish that you should make much of, because if you have leftovers, it’s perfect for dinner or even lunch the next day. It’s easy to prepare, you just have to layer cooked cauliflower, a delicious meat ragout, cooked rice and sour cream or maybe béchamel sauce.

Hungarian casseroles

Casseroles are very popular in Hungary. Housewives make this or a similar dish from almost any vegetable. Whether it’s green beans, cauliflower, peas or potatoes, you can make a layered dish out of anything. As a rule, minced meat ragout, sour cream or cheese can’t be missing in a casserole.

Tips for the preparation of cauliflower casserole

– if the dish is made from fresh cauliflower, it is worth chopping it 40 minutes before cooking. (This is enough time for a valuable enzyme, sulforaphane, to form in it. Its enzymatic action supports liver function, the brain and helps prevent cancer)
– the recipe can be prepared with any vegetables, such as kohlrabi, Chinese cabbage, etc.


  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 500 g minced pork shoulder or leg
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 tbsp of cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp of tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp of paprika powder
  • 150 g grated cheese
  • 2 cup sour cream
  • 125 g white, long grain rice
  • salt, pepper


  1. Wash the cauliflower and cut into florets. Boil in salted water until almost tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Sauté the finely chopped onion in hot oil for 4-5 minutes. Add the minced meat and cook over high heat until it turns a white color.
  3. Mix with salt, pepper, paprika powder and tomato paste. Cover with water and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes.
  4. Cook the rice in the way you prefer.
  5. Layer the casserole in a greased baking dish: first half the cauliflower, then all the meat ragout, 1 cup of sour cream, the cooked rice, the remaining cauliflower and a cup of sour cream again. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top.
  6. Bake at 180°C (350°F) for 20-25 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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