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Super Cheesy Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese

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Super Cheesy Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese

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You'll never miss the noodles in this hearty cheesy dish made with three cheeses and roasted cauliflower florets! The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 12 oz. sharp cheddar cheese (1 1/2 cups shredded)
  • 8 oz. Gruyere cheese (or Swiss, 1 cup shredded)
  • 4 oz. grated Parmesan cheese (4 oz. is about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 lb. cauliflower florets
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt (for cauliflower)
  • black pepper (to taste, for cauliflower)
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt (for sauce)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper (or white pepper, for sauce)
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    Calories450Calories from Fat300
    Total Fat33g51%
    Saturated Fat18g90%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat300
    Total Carbohydrate16g5%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C100%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Brandon a month ago
    The recipe turned out well! The 2nd time I made it, I did double the amount of cauliflower to 2 large heads of cauliflower because the 1st time it seemed too saucy. The 2nd time it turned out perfectly.
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    Amber Glassford 2 months ago
    I didnt use the "fancy" cheeses in this recipe...but used 1 cup shredded marble and 1 cup shredded nacho mix cheese instead. still used parmesan. I also added precooked shredded chicken that I had leftover from a rotisserie chicken. My 2 year old seemed to enjoy it. my husband saw me making it and his thoughts were "its not going to taste any good without the noodles". But then he was pleasantly surprised when he ate it. he said, "This is so friggen delicious, can I have seconds?" and "You can dedinitely make this again, if you want to".
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    Mar 5 months ago
    My kids did not like it at all
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    Daniela a year ago
    Delicious! Very clear steps. I left it longer in the oven to make the top crispier. Also added mushrooms. Recommend.
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    Alyssa Lemon 2 years ago
    Amazing!!! Tasted more like cheesy potatoes but it did not disappoint!!
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    Elliott 2 years ago
    absolutely ✨delicious✨
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    Michelle Manns 2 years ago
    delicious, creamy. kids love it
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    Lorane 2 years ago
    Was really good and cheesy!!! Everybody is telling the truth about not tasting the cauliflower if you follow the recipe.(But that is just how we like it, lots of cheese)
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    Malvie Talbot 2 years ago
    Very tasty. instead of roasting the cauliflower, i boiled it for about 10 mins and then did the remaining steps. I'll definitely make it again.
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    Cari 3 years ago
    Turned out really tasty. Like many have said, this is pkenty of cheese. My head of cauliflower was only 1 1/2 lbs, so I halved everything but it still came out a little runny. Next time I will use full cauliflower but still 1/2 the cheese. Overall two thumbs up!,
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    Jabari Hawkins 4 years ago
    Delicious, a must try. I added additional cheese than what the recipe called for.
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    rothrock 4 years ago
    this was amazing made tons last night. i didnt put the reccomended cheese in it. i just put velveeta packets in it and american cheese on the top and then put in oven for about 5 minutes to melt the cheese! I will definetly make it again!!
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    Theresa Patton 4 years ago
    The cheese was waaaay over powering and the cauliflower got lost. I will make this again will only make half of the cheese
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    Maria Middleton 4 years ago
    Too much cheese per cauliflower but overall delish
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    Jones 4 years ago
    Way too much cheese; double the cauliflower or cut the cheese in half, but it was delicious. I added nutritional yeast to mine as well.
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    Murphy 4 years ago
    Too cheesy. Mine as well eat the “real thing”
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    Michelle H. 4 years ago
    delish and yummly and all the above..
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    Heather 4 years ago
    This wasn't fully what I was hoping time I might try cooking the cauliflower less, if at all (?) before putting it in the oven; I think a lot more texture would be nice. I added in spinach and sausage, too, which I think were good additions.
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    Missy 4 years ago
    great! i would make it again.
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    Scott Steely 4 years ago
    yumm, would make again