Creamy Gouda Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

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This Creamy Gouda Cheesy Cauliflower Bake is a delicious and easy side dish for any time of year! It’s so creamy and flavourful.


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  • 1 large head of cauliflower (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 cup grated gouda cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra grated gouda cheese for the top
  • chopped green onion for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. First cook the cauliflower. In a pot of boiling water, boil the cauliflower pieces for about 3 minutes…you don’t want them to cook fully, just until slightly tender. Drain well, and set aside.
  3. Then make the roux: In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter then stir in the flour. Cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Slowly whisk in the whole milk, and stir until thickened. This should take about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Season with salt, pepper and the dry mustard. Mix well.
  6. Stir in the grated cheese until melted.
  7. Add the cooked cauliflower pieces to a casserole dish, then pour on the cheese sauce.
  8. Sprinkle the extra cheese over the top.
  9. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes.
  10. When done baking you may find the dish a bit watery, but just give it a good stir before serving and it will be nice and creamy.
  11. Sprinkle on some chopped green onion, and serve.
  12. Enjoy!

Keywords: cheesy cauliflower bake, cheesy cauliflower casserole