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Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole Coliflor Recipe

This cheesy cauliflower casserole as it is also called makes this mild vegetable into the best au gratin coliflor recipe baked in the oven. This is a side dish you must try tonight. If you tried and loved our Slow Cooker Cheesy Cauliflower this is another way you can make it.

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

This and our Cauliflower Pancakes are great examples of how to transform this head into something wonderful. With a thick sauce layered with parmesan and cheddar cheese, this vegetable side dish is a crowd pleaser during the holidays. Use just one or two as cauliflower broccoli casserole. (affiliate links present)

Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe

So this is the third way we have made this. In the Crockpot is above, then we moved on to our Cheesy Instant Pot Cauliflower recipe and this year we experimented with a baked version. I like to provide options depending on what appliance you want to use. Sometimes one is full and you want to use another.

If you want a creative way of How to Cook a Whole Cauliflower this is the one. I mean we really do love it roasted with just some olive oil, salt and pepper too but during Christmas time it is on!! I mean everything in moderation but gooey cheesy with all the flavors is what guests expect on the table with your main dish right??

Cauliflower Cheese Casserole

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

If you are lactose intolerant you can make this with vegan products instead. We have done the same thing with our Dairy Free Scalloped Potatoes with Daiya cheeses, almond milk and plant based butter stick from Country Crock.

  • 3 cups fresh cauliflower florets, medium head of cauliflower is about right
    • I don’t care for frozen cauliflower but if that is all you have then set out to defrost first and then drain water
  • Parmesan grated
  • 5 tbsp cheddar cheese, or Monterey Jack is great too shredded
    • more if you want extra cheese on top too
  • Parsley
  • Eggs hard boiled, chopped, optional add in
  • 1 c milk
  • All purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp butter or cream cheese could be used
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Baking dish should be 9×13 inch ideally

If you wanted to make this a bit spicy like Buffalo Baked Cauliflower you could do that. A bit of Frank’s hot sauce would do the trick but I would be light handed. You could always add a bit more on top later but too much could make it inedible for some.

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

Cauliflower Cheese Casserole

If you did want to make a gluten free healthier option on the side, you totally could. Just grab another head at the store and make a batch of Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower for others to enjoy alongside this.

  • Preheat the oven to 360F. Melt the butter in a saucepan and then add the flour for 2-3 minutes, stirring to get a roux.
  • Pour in the milk, constantly stirring the flour with a spatula until you get a smooth white sauce without lumps.
  • You may need more milk to get the desired consistency. Add salt, spices and mix.
  • Place 1 1/2 cups vegetables (can make this into a Broccoli Au Gratin too) in a 9×13 inch casserole dish.
  • *Optional – Peel the boiled eggs, chop them and place them on top.
  • Top with half the parmesan, half the cheddar and most of the parsley. You can reserve some of the parsley for serving.
  • Add the remaining cauliflower, the remaining cheese and pour the white cheese sauce over the top. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 until the top is lightly browned and tender to your liking.

If you wanted a bit of added texture to the top you could sprinkle a bit of bread crumbs on there too, just a few tbsps. We rarely have any leftovers but if you do allow it to cool to room temperature first.

Gratin Coliflor

Transfer to an airtight container and into the fridge. Reheat with a tsp of broth over the top to add moisture and warm in microwave for 30 seconds or so.

Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe
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Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

Best coliflor recipe with cheese is here. How to make this cheesy cauliflower casserole au gratin style for the holidays as a side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword au gratin, casserole, cauliflower, cheesy, coliflor, scalloped
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 127kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 360 F. Melt the butter in a saucepan and then add the flour for 2-3 minutes, stirring to get a roux. Pour in the milk, constantly stirring the flour with a spatula until you get a smooth white sauce without lumps. You may need more milk to get the desired consistency. Add salt, spices and mix.
  • Place 1 1/2 cups cauliflower florets in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Peel the boiled eggs, chop them and place them on top.
  • Top with half the parmesan, half the cheddar and most of the parsley. You can reserve some of the parsley for serving.
  • Add the remaining cauliflower, the remaining cheese and pour the white sauce over the top. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 until the top is lightly browned and the cauliflower is tender.

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Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 270mg12%
Potassium 195mg6%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 441IU9%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 159mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Coliflor Recipe
5 from 7 votes (3 ratings without comment)
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Sara Welch

Thursday 7th of December 2023

This was such a unique and unexpected recipe that does not disappoint! Easy, hearty and delicious; my whole family loved it!

Colleen

Thursday 7th of December 2023

This dish is so good. My family loved the creamy, cheesy cauliflower and I know I'll make this one again.

Toni

Thursday 7th of December 2023

I love how cheesy this is! Amazing!

Anjali

Thursday 7th of December 2023

So comforting and delicious!! The perfect side dish for any meal!

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