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Cheesy Cauliflower | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Cheesy Cauliflower

Tender cauliflower is combined with a creamy cheese sauce. Cheesy Cauliflower is a veggie side dish that is kid approved.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Side Dish
Keyword side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 head cauliflower chopped
  • 4 cups water or enough to cover cauliflower
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 2 Tbs flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 Tbs parmesan
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese 1/2 cup for sauce then 1/4 cup for topping


  • Start by chopping the core off the cauliflower and chop into similar sizes. Add to a pot of water and set to boil for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the cooked cauliflower from the pot and drain the water. To that pot add the butter and cook over medium heat to melt. Once melted whisk the flour 1 Tablespoon at a time and stir to combine. Now add the milk and continue to whisk until it starts thickening.
  • Now add salt, pepper, garlic powder, nutmeg then Parmesan.
  • Once you've added the spices and Parmesan whisk to combine then add 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese and stir until melted and combined completely.
  • Add the cauliflower back into the pot and stir the sauce and cauliflower so that it covers every piece.
  • Put the cauliflower into a greased oven proof bowl then sprinkle with the reminding 1/4 cup cheddar cheese.
  • Put into a 350 degree preheated oven for 15 minutes. Enjoy!