Cauliflower and Cheese Puff

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Always a big hit at our house, goes well with minestrone soup and even some macaroni and cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thoroughly wash the cauliflower and break it into florets.
  2. Place in a 2-quart pot with 1 inch of boiled water and cook until soft, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Remove cauliflower with the slotted spoon to a large bowl and mash.
  4. Preheat oven to 325 F degrees.
  5. Combine 2 ounces of cheese, bread, mustard, mayonnaise, eggs, salt and pepper with the cauliflower.
  6. Pour into a greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes.
  8. Top with remaining 1 ounce of grated cheese and place under the broiler until browned.
Most Helpful

Mashed Cauliflower: they never know they are eating cauliflower. brillant idea, and tastes great too. I actually had to make it with brie because I didn't have any other cheese on hand, but it still tasted great. I will make it again with chedder though too.

Gay Gilmore January 07, 2002

This was really, really good, and a great change of pace for a delicious veggie. The whole family enjoyed it, from 40 to 2 :). I agree that it needs a reasonably heavy hand with the seasoning; since there is raw egg in the mix I didn't want to taste after I had added my "dashes" of salt and pepper, and at the table we all wound up adding more. I'm sure this depends on the size of your cauliflower head. Also, I didn't have challah so I just put a slice of wheat bread through the food processor and used that. Thanks for posting; I will definitely be making this again.

smellyvegetarian June 11, 2012

This was pretty good but a bit bland. I think because we had a very large cauliflower, the other ingredients needed to be increased. Also next time I would rinse off the cauliflower in cold water to prevent the egg from cooking when I mixed it together. I cooked this in a 9x9 pan and it filled it!

Demandy July 06, 2010