Baked Cauliflower with Cheese

Funny thing about this recipe…It is called Cauliflower “mac & cheese” casserole.  The person who was eating it couldn’t find any pasta….& was wondering where it was! But there is no pasta in this recipe. The cauliflower is chopped up into bite size pieces & is used instead of pasta

The recipe is from This was very cheesy & delicious. Cauliflower ‘Mac “N” Cheese’ casserole 

I did not use the cauliflower rice that is available now in the grocery stores because this needs the cauliflower to be chopped up so it kind of resembles macaroni!

Here is the recipe


8 cups of cauliflower, chopped into coarse pieces

1 1/4 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups milk *** I used 1%

6 oz cream cheese

1 1/2 tsp curry powder

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1 1/4 cups mozzarella, shredded

1 1/4 cups cheddar, shredded *** recipe says to use sharp cheddar

1 tbsp chives, chopped  ***this is optional



Preheat oven to 350f

Grease a square baking dish *** I used non-stick spray

  1. Toss the cauliflower with 1/4 tsp salt & microwave on high for 10 minutes. *** Put the cauliflower in a microwave sage bowl, cover with plastic wrap…cut a few slits in the plastic wrap to vent it… uncover carefully when done
  2. Let the cauliflower cool , then put it in a large bowl
  3. While the cauliflower is cooling continue with the rest of the recipe
  4. In a medium size saucepan, cook the milk, cream cheese, curry powder, mustard & 1 tsp salt over medium heat, stirring constantly until it becomes smooth. Be careful not to burn it… that is why you have to stir it so that the milk doesn’t burn on the bottom. Remove from the heat & let this cool for about 30 minutes *** I did not wait the whole 30 minutes….
  5. Add this to the cauliflower & mix to combine
  6. Add the mozzarella & 1 cup of the cheddar , reserving the rest to put on top.
  7. Mix well
  8. Put this mixture into the prepared baking dish
  9. Cover the baking dish with foil & bake about 45 minutes until hot & bubbly
  10. Remove the foil & sprinkle the remaining cheese on top,
  11. Place the baking dish under the broiler & broil until the top is brown. Watch this closely
  12. Top with chives if you want!



Microwaving the cauliflower
Cooking the milk, cream cheese & spices
Nice & smooth
Teh caulflower steamed
Adding the sauce to the cauliflower
Add the cheese
Mix it all up
Put it into a greased square baking dish
Cover with foil & bake
Once it is hot, put grated cheddar on tip & broil
Garnished with some green onions








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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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