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!  

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!

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!  

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.
fresh cauliflower on cutting board

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!

cabot aged reserved cheddar cheese

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.   
cabot artisan reserve cheddar cheese

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!
baked cauliflower and corn casserole

Now here’s the best part – time to eat! Grab a spoon and dive into this cheesy casserole!
cheesy cauliflower casserole on spoon
Enjoy this Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole!
As always if you make this, tag it with #brooklynfarmgirl on Instagram and I will feature it!
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!  

Looking for more dinner recipes? Try my stuffed pepper casserole or Cast Iron Chicken with Mint Chutney!

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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!  

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!  

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.   

  5. 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. 

Recipe Notes

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.

 

 

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  • This looks yum! We too love the Cabot artisan select. We ard fortunate enough to be able to drive about 90 minutes and buy it right at the Cabot store in Queechee Vermont. We go to BUY at least twice a year, usually 3 or 4! lol we’ve also been to the factory in Vermont. It’s kind of neat how all the farmers own shares in the company. I think everyone who works there owns shares. Wonderful company with absolutely best product. So glad you are able to get it in NY.

  • Sorry I live in Wisconsin and I use where it grows. NY/ Vermont is not where I can
    go. As I don’t need to with our awesome Wisco cheeses.

  • Cauliflower and cheese are keto options but not corn, flour, or milk. Too many carbs and/or sugars. Looks delicious though. You could sub heavy cream for the milk on keto but I don’t know what you could replace the corn with.

    • Hey Melody, check out the recipe notes. Substitute the corn with chopped up green beans or broccoli and it will be perfect! I just made it with cauliflower and broccoli and it was delicious!

    • Recipe notes says: green beans heavy cream and almond flower. As I like the low carbs options. I will use the recipe with my many other veggies we grow. I live in Michigan, I can purchase and wiil try both cheeses mentioned.

  • I could not think of the way to get my son to eat cauliflower … it seems that a solution has been found! He likes casseroles, especially casseroles with cheese, so that he should like it too! Thank you for the recipe.

    • Hey Sheena, you absolutely can! You just might need to stir it a bit longer to thicken up the sauce. Enjoy the casserole!

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