Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese

  • prep time50 min
  • total time 50 min
  • serves 4

A low-carb side that replaces macaroni with cauliflower florets.

79 Ratings
Directions for: Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese


Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 Tbsp butter, plus more for the pan

1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets

1 cup whole milk

½ tsp dry mustard

Hot sauce, as needed

1 cup grated pepper jack cheese

1 4-oz log fresh goat cheese

¼ cup grated Parmesan


1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Grease a baking dish with butter.

2. Cook the cauliflower in the boiling water until just crisp-tender, about 10 minutes. Drain well.

3. In a large saucepan, heat the milk and butter over medium heat. Whisk in the dry mustard and add some hot sauce, salt and pepper. Just before the milk comes to a boil, turn off the heat and stir in the pepper jack and goat cheese. When melted and smooth, stir in the cauliflower. Spread the mixture into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle over the Parmesan.

4. Bake until the top is golden brown and the mixture is bubbling, about 30 minutes. Let rest for a few minutes before serving.

See more: Cheese, Gluten-Free, Side, Vegetables, Vegetarian

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