Loaded Cauliflower Bake

Whipping up some magic in the kitchen with my Baked Loaded Cauliflower. A healthier twist that’ll make you forget all about boxed mac n’ cheese! Dive into a creamy blend of cauliflower, garlic, flour, milk, cream cheese, and melted cheddar. Who’s ready to indulge the guilt-free way?

  • Author: Kim Nicholson
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x



1 large cauliflower, cut into florets

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp flour

1 cup milk

4 oz cream cheese, softened

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
Steam or boil the cauliflower florets until they’re tender, about 5-7 minutes.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, sauté garlic until fragrant. Whisk in the flour, slowly stirring for 1-2 minutes.
Gradually whisk in the milk until smooth. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low. Stir in the cream cheese until smooth.
Add in 3/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and stir until melted and combined.
Mix in the steamed cauliflower and ensure it’s coated with the cheese sauce.
Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar on top.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Serve hot and enjoy your better-than-boxed culinary creation!

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