Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is a great side dish that even picky eaters will love. Eat vegetables in the best way possible, covered in cheese!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 508 kcal


  • 2 Pounds Cauliflower Cut into florets, 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk
  • 2 Cups Half and Half
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Ground Mustard
  • 2 Cups Sharp Cheddar
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Jack
US Customary - Metric


  1. Steam cauliflower for 15 min or until fork tender. Set aside.

  2. In a large pot or dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and stir together until fully incorporated. Cook roux until flour is cooked through and it has a slight nutty aroma.

  3. Slowly add milk to roux mixture, whisking together so that it is smooth and fully blended together. Add is half and half.

  4. Add in seasonings and salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Whisk in cheese and stir until fully incorporated. Let simmer for several minutes until sauce thickens.

  6. Add cauliflower to the sauce mixture and adjust seasoning as desired. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 508 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 474mg21%
Potassium 694mg20%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1425IU29%
Vitamin C 73.6mg89%
Calcium 463mg46%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.