Well-fed at the Federal Way Farmers Market: Cauliflower with cheese sauce

Recipe of the Week includes ingredients found at the Federal Way Farmers Market.

Fresh produce, colorful fruits and other delicious eats are waiting for you at the Federal Way Farmers Market. Visit the market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday through October and pick up the special ingredients needed for the recipe below. The Federal Way Farmers Market is located in the Commons mall parking lot at 1701 S. 320th St. in Federal Way.

Cauliflower with cheese sauce

By Vickie Chynoweth


8 cups of cauliflower, small flower pieces (Sidhu)

2 tbls jalapeno seeded and chopped (J & E Produce)

1 cup of corn (J & E Produce)

2 cups onion diced (Armonda Farms)

1/2 cup Ancient Trees Olive Oil

2 tbls unsalted butter

2 cups shredded Flagship cheese

2 cups of low fat milk

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp ground white pepper


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pour 1/4 cup olive oil on cookie sheet. Place cauliflower, jalapeno, corn, onion and pour the additional 1/4 cup olive oil over vegetables. Stir vegetables until evenly coated. Cook in preheated over for 15 minutes. Stir and return to oven for an additional 10 minutes.

2. While vegetables are cooking make cheese sauce. Melt butter in a large pan. Add flour to butter and whisk until smooth. Pour in milk and stir often until thick and bubbly. Add salt and pepper. Next add shredded cheese 1/3 at a time until cheese has melted, then add more cheese until all cheese is melted.

3. Remove vegetables from oven and stir into cheese sauce until evenly coated. Makes 6 cups.