Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

So, I finally made this Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole side dish that was going to be part of our Christmas dinner. At the last minute I changed my mine because I thought about the recall even though it has been weeks and it’s a different brand. Scott said once you boil the cauliflower off it should be fine. I served this as a side dish to a roast lamb which I will write about sometime, for our New Year dinner. Just a simple butter-herbs roast lamb with steamed asparagus, and this cheesy cauliflower casserole to welcome in 2019.

The base sauce is the same as the cheese sauce I use for mac ‘n’ cheese. A simple roux of butter, flour, milk, and

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole


  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • water for boiling
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese + 1/4 cup for baking
  • garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Cut the cauliflower in florets. Add in a boiling water to blanch for 5 minutes. Drain the water off then set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 355°
    In a pot, melt butter. Whisk in flour to form the roux. Add milk. Stir a few times then add the shredded cheese. Season with sprinkles of garlic powder, salt, and pepper. 
  • Place the blanched cauliflower into a casserole dish. Stir in the cheese sauce. 
  • Sprinkle the extra 1/4 cup of shredded cheese on top. Bake it in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. 

TIP: You can also add crushed butter ritz crackers on top if you have any on hand.

Serve as a side dish to any dinner entree.

Dexie Jane

Mother of 2. She drinks coffee everyday and wine on the weekends. She devours massive amount of chocolate, pork, and sushi. She loves to dance in her living room and binge-watches KDRAMA, historical dramas, and excessive unhealthy dose of Crime/Murder mysteries/dramas/documentaries. She's also a proud Bibliophile and loves being a bargain fashionista & SHOEHOLIC!

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