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.


  • 3 pounds cauliflower florets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (or white)
  • 12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese (divided)
  • 8 ounces Gruyere cheese (divided)
  • 4 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
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    1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
    2. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
    3. Spray a 9x13” baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium36% DV870mg
    Fat51% DV33g
    Protein47% DV24g
    Carbs5% DV16g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    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.


    Cari L. 10 months 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!,
    Jabari Hawkins 10 months ago
    Delicious, a must try. I added additional cheese than what the recipe called for.
    rothrock a year 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!!
    Caleb a year ago
    Not a bad recipe to play around with. Found it a little bland, personally, despite throwing in a little cayenne pepper. Cheese sauce was fantastic though, so we'll definitely circle back around to this one again!
    Theresa Patton a year ago
    The cheese was waaaay over powering and the cauliflower got lost. I will make this again will only make half of the cheese
    Maria Middleton a year ago
    Too much cheese per cauliflower but overall delish
    Jones a year 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.
    Murphy a year ago
    Too cheesy. Mine as well eat the “real thing”
    Michelle H. 2 years ago
    delish and yummly and all the above..
    Heather 2 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.
    Missy 2 years ago
    great! i would make it again.
    Nehdudh 2 years ago
    This recipe is so good, yummy
    Scott Steely 2 years ago
    yumm, would make again