BAKED Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole recipe! It’s vegetarian and loaded with cauliflower and corn! This easy to make low carb, keto casserole can be either a side dish or a main dish!
I love Spring because it’s the start of cauliflower season in the garden. Do you love cauliflower? What’s your favorite way to eat it? I love it raw as a snack, roasted as a side dish, and covered in cheese like it is in this Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole!
Let’s talk Cauliflower Nutrition
Cauliflower is a great vegetable to add to your menu. Not only is it only 29 calories per 1 cup, but it’s packed with vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin E and B complex vitamins! It’s low in carbs, is a great source of protein and provides calcium, potassium and iron to your daily diet!
What’s not to love about cauliflower?
Now ok, I get it, we’re taking healthy cauliflower and we’re adding cheese on top. And you’re absolutely right we are because it’s delicious! This casserole makes both a great side dish, as well as a main course. We often have this for dinner with nothing else because it’s so filling (did I mention that it’s really good too?)!
Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole recipe
First, start by cutting up a large head of cauliflower into florets. Throw on the stove and boil for a few minutes until the cauliflower is softened.
The other key to this casserole is the cheese! A good cheese makes all the difference! You can use regular bagged shredded cheese, that’s totally ok, but if you want to make it really special, look for a quality aged cheddar cheese.
Look at this gorgeous cheddar cheese! YUM!
I found this Artisan Reserve cheddar cheese from Cabot at a local NYC grocery store sand I’m hooked. It’s officially my favorite cheese of the moment.
This Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole takes 30 minutes to bake. I like to turn my oven broiler on after it’s done cooking and let it crisp the top of the cheese. This usually takes 2-3 minutes but keep a eye on it so it doesn’t burn! Look at how good the cheese looks!
Now here’s the best part – time to eat! Grab a spoon and dive into this cheesy casserole!
Enjoy this Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole!
As always if you make this, tag it with #brooklynfarmgirl on Instagram and I will feature it!
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Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole
BAKED Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole recipe! It's vegetarian and loaded with cauliflower and corn! This easy to make low carb, keto casserole can be either a side dish or a main dish!
- 1 large head of cauliflower cut into florets
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add cauliflower and boil for 5 minutes, allowing the cauliflower to soften. With 1 minute remaining, add the frozen corn. Drain the vegetables and set aside.
In a medium sized saucepan add butter over medium high heat. Add flour, stirring until completely smooth. Add milk and 1/2 cup of cheese and continue stirring until cheese is melted and sauce thickens up.
Add cauliflower and corn to a medium sized casserole dish. Pour cheese sauce over vegetables, mixing so cheese covers everything. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top. Add 1 cup remaining cheddar cheese on top.
Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn oven to broil and bake (while watching it) for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is lightly browned.
Want to make it super keto friendly? Substitute chopped up green beans for the corn, heavy cream for the milk and almond flour for the all purpose flour.