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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

Michelle Boulé
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!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 508 kcal


  • Wooden Spoon
  • Chef's Knife
  • Saucepan
  • Lodge Dutch Oven


  • 2 Pounds Cauliflower Cut into florets, 1 head of cauliflower
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • ½ Cup Flour
  • 1 ½ Cups Milk
  • 2 Cups Half and Half
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Ground Mustard
  • 2 Cups Sharp Cheddar
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Jack


  • Steam cauliflower for 15 min or until fork tender. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Slowly add milk to roux mixture, whisking together so that it is smooth and fully blended together. Add is half and half.
  • Add in seasonings and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Whisk in cheese and stir until fully incorporated. Let simmer for several minutes until sauce thickens.
  • Add cauliflower to the sauce mixture and adjust seasoning as desired. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 508kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 18gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 474mgPotassium: 694mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1425IUVitamin C: 73.6mgCalcium: 463mgIron: 1.5mg
Keyword Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
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