Beef Lombardi Casserole

Beef, Dinner, Main Dish


2 lbs ground beef (0.9 kg)

14.5 oz can diced tomatoes (411 g)

6 oz can tomato paste (174 g)

2 tsp salt (10 mL)

2 tsp crushed garlic (10 mL)

1 tsp black pepper (5 mL)

1 medium cauliflower

2 cups grated Cheddar cheese (500 mL)

Creamy Parmesan Cheese Sauce:

8 oz regular cream cheese, softened (250 g)

1/2 cup sour cream (125 mL)

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (60 mL)


Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

In large nonstick frying pan, brown ground beef.In blender, blend tomatoes and tomato paste.Add to ground beef along with salt, garlic and black pepper.

Cut cauliflower into florets.In pot in boiling water, cook cauliflower until almost tender.Place cauliflower in medium bowl and pour creamy sauce over the cauliflower; toss to coat.

In 9 x 13 inch (23 x 33 cm) casserole dish, layer cauliflower, meat sauce, 1/2 cup (125 mL) grated Cheddar cheese and repeat ending up with remaining Cheddar cheese sprinkled over the casserole.Cover dish with foil, doming the foil a bit to prevent cheese from sticking to it, and bake 30 minutes.Uncover and bake another 5 minutes.

Creamy Sauce:In food processor, or blender, process cream cheese, sour cream and Parmesan cheese.