Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole

BAKED Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole recipe! This Loaded Cauliflower Cheese Bake is vegetarian and easy to make. This low carb, keto casserole can be either a side dish or a main dish!  

Cauliflower Casserole

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! This Loaded Cauliflower Cheese Bake is vegetarian and easy to make. This 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 Video

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Cauliflower Cheese Bake Ingredients

Here’s the ingredients you’ll need for this Cauliflower Cheese Bake:

  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper

Cauliflower Casserole Recipes Directions

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

Cauliflower Casserole Loaded

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.

This casserole is “loaded”!  What’s it loaded with? Cheese and happiness!  It has 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese in it, and when combined with the butter, flour and milk, makes the perfect creamy cheese sauce! 

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

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole for the Family

This Cauliflower Casserole is always a hit with my entire family! Even kids love, and that’s saying a alot because it’s packed with vegetables!  

Usually we treat this as a main dish and serve with some crusty bread (like my Slow Cooker Bread), but you can also make it as a side dish to serve alongside your favorite baked chicken recipe.

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!

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!  

More Casserole Recipes

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Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Casserole

Chicken Tomatillo Casserole

Cheesy Taco Ground Beef Casserole

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BAKED Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole recipe! This Loaded Cauliflower Cheese Bake is vegetarian and easy to make. This low carb, keto casserole can be either a side dish or a main dish!  

Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole

BAKED Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole recipe! This Loaded Cauliflower Cheese Bake is vegetarian and easy to make. This low carb, keto casserole can be either a side dish or a main dish!  

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower casserole, cauliflower casserole loaded, keto
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 33 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 225 kcal

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 Video

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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