Cauliflower Mac ‘n Cheese

A little different then using pasta but just as yummy and comforting.  Makes you feel slightly better about the calories…lol!


  • 1 small head of cauliflower, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic power
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper or Club House Spicy Pepper Medley
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/4 c milk
  • 4 oz sharp white cheddar cheese block, grated
  • 8 oz Monterey Jack cheese block, grated
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (I prefer fresh garlic, minced!)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • TOPPING (optional)
  • 1 1/2 c shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Heat oven to 375F
  • Grease a 2 qt casserole dish
  • In a large saucepan, saute’ the cauliflower with olive oil and spices.  Cook until barely softened.  Should still be a little crunchy.
  • Remove cauliflower from pan and place in bottom of casserole dish.
  • In the same pan, make the cheese sauce by melting the butter.
  • Whisk in the flour.
  • Add the milk in small amounts and whisk until smooth before adding next portion of milk.
  • Once all the milk is incorporated, start adding the cheese in small amounts.
  • Whisk until cheese is melted before adding more cheese.
  • Season with salt, garlic powder and pepper.
  • Pour sauce over cauliflower and stir slightly to make sure cauliflower is well covered.
  • Add cheese topping if using.  I find it rich enough without adding the topping.
  • Bake for about 15 min until sauce starts to bubble.  You can broil for 1-2 minutes to brown the top but watch it carefully so it doesn’t burn.
  • Enjoy!

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