|Cajun Cabbage Au Gratin Casserole, a seasoned cabbage baked with a Velveeta cheese sauce.|
Cajun Cabbage Au Gratin CasseroleHad some cabbage on hand so decided to do an au gratin for y'all. I am happy that it is "casserole season," but I hate the way that casseroles photograph - the pictures just do not ever do justice to the dish - but don't let that lead you.
There's really nothing to this recipe, but it's delicious if you love cabbage like I do. Just microwave the cabbage with some Cavender's seasoning and butter to precook it a little. Saute the celery and onion and thicken with a little flour and half and half, toss in Velvetta and a little Cajun seasoning, stir it all together, top with some bread crumbs and bake. Easy.
Maybe not so pretty, but good and buttery, as it should be, if you love cabbage, this is for sure comfort food.
Recipe: Cajun Cabbage Au Gratin Casserole©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 15 min |Cook time: 40 min | Yield: About 4 to 6 servings
For the Casserole:
- 1 head cabbage
- Generous sprinkling Greek seasoning, like Cavenders
- 3 tablespoons cold butter, sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 stalk (rib) celery
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 to 1-1/2 cup half and half
- 1-1/2 cups Velveeta, cubed
- 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (like Slap Ya Mama), or to taste, optional
- 1/3 cup dried bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut cabbage into bite sized chunks and place into an oven and microwave safe covered casserole dish. Sprinkle all over with Greek seasoning, toss, sprinkle again. Cut butter into slices and scatter on top. Cover and microwave for 15 minutes; set aside and keep covered.
Meanwhile, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet and saute the celery and onion until tender. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir in the half and half and continue cooking for another 3 minutes until mixture is smooth adding additional half and half to make mixture thick, but pourable. Add in the cheese and Cajun seasoning and stir until cheese is melted and fully incorporated.
Pour cheese mixture evenly over the cabbage. Add the Parmesan cheese to the bread crumbs and place evenly over the top of the casserole. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes, or until mixture is bubbly and topping is lightly browning.
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