Baked Cauliflower in Cheese Sauce

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Baked cauliflower in a creamy cheese sauce that doesn't use cream-of-X soup. Note: I have made this with skim milk and lowfat cheese and it works, but you have to cook the sauce longer to get it to thicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut cauliflower into bite size pieces and steam until just tender.
  2. While it is steaming, melt the butter and add the red pepper flakes and garlic powder (if using).
  3. Add the flour and mix until smooth and thickened.
  4. Mix in the milk a bit at a time stirring each time until smooth.
  5. Cook, stirring constantly, over a medium heat until thick and creamy (this takes awhile).
  6. Add 1 cup cheese cheese and stir until melted.
  7. Remove sauce from heat and salt and pepper the sauce to taste.
  8. Spread the cauliflower in a 9 x 13 pan (or casserole dish).
  9. Pour the cheese sauce evenly over the cauliflower and then sprinkle with 1 cup cheese (if desired).
  10. Bake at 350 F until cheese is melted.
Most Helpful

Great recipe. I added one ingredient - bread crumbs sprinkled over cheese sauce and before the final 1 cup of cheese.

djmilano May 27, 2006

Great recipe! I added a little lemon juice for some extra zing, I didn't have a whole head of cauliflower and found that I needed only about 4 tbs flour and 1c milk. Very yummy!

michelle_sandiego February 07, 2014

Very nice recipe, not a spec left. I only used 4 tbsp. flour and it made a nice creamy sauce. I did use whole milk and 2 cups of old cheddar in the sauce as well as the extra cup of cheese on top. I liked having the veg in the oven and not fussing with cheese sauce at the last minute. I will be making this again. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

GaylaV February 19, 2013