Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole

Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole

Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole Ingredients (8 Servings)

  • 1 large head of cauliflower, 1 lb. total
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 10 oz. extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste


  • Position a rack in the middle of the oven.
  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Set a large pot of water to boil and arrange a steamer rack over the pot.
  • Remove the green outer leaves from the cauliflower head.
  • Place the cauliflower on the steamer rack and let it steam until it’s tender, around 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the cauliflower to a large bowl to cool.
  • Once the cauliflower is cool enough to handle, use your hands to gently break the florets from the thick central stalk, keeping the cauliflower in large florets.
  • Arrange the florets in a large baking dish and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat.
  • Reduce the heat to low, add the flour, salt, and pepper, and whisk until all the ingredients are well incorporated, and the mixture turns golden brown, around 2 minutes.
  • Raise the heat to medium and add the whole milk, continually whisking, until a smooth sauce forms, around 5 minutes.
  • If the sauce is too thick, whisk in additional milk until the desired consistency is achieved.
  • Add 1 cup of the grated extra sharp cheddar cheese and whisk until melted, around 1 minute.
  • Pour the cheese sauce over the cauliflower, covering all the florets.
  • Sprinkle the casserole with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese and season with additional salt and pepper if desired and bake until the cauliflower is golden brown and the cheese sauce is bubbling, around 30 minutes.
  • Remove the Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole from the oven and let it cool off before cutting and serving.

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