Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese

Cauliflower "Mac and Cheese is a great casserole version to substitute for pasta mac and cheese OR if you like cheese sauce with your veggies! This will be a great dish to serve!

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I have been wanting to try a cauliflower mac and cheese substitute. I realize it is just basically a veggie with cheese sauce dish!  I came across this casserole version and decided to give it a try.

I found it perfectly lovely. I will do a better job of draining the cauliflower next time. I think I got it a bit too watery on the finished product, but the taste was fantastic. With all rich ingredients, you can't really go wrong! Just pay dry the cauliflower, not just drain in the colander before tossing it in to the casserole!
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Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese

prep time: 15 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 30 M


  • 1 large head cauliflower cut into small pieces
  • vegetable oil spray
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese + 1/2 cup for topping 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


How to cook Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese

  1. Preheat oven to  375 degrees
  2. Bring a pot of water seasoned with kosher salt to boiling over medium high heat.
  3. Spray 8x8 inch baking dish with vegetable oil spray
  4. Cook the cauliflower in boiling water till crisp tender, approximately 5 minutes. 
  5. Drain well. Pat dry removing as much water as possible from cauliflower. 
  6. Transfer cauliflower to baking dish.
  7. Bring cream to a simmer in a pan over medium low heat. stir in cream cheese and mustard till smooth. 
  8. Stir in 1 cup of the cheese salt, pepper, and garlic and whisk just until the cheese melts about 1-2 minutes. 
  9. Remove from heat, pour over the cauliflower and stir until to combine.
  10. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake until brown and bubbly, about 15 minutes.
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