August 14, 2017

Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

Cheesy creamy garlicky cauliflower bake is the perfect gluten-free and low-carb side dish or vegetarian dinner for busy weekdays {gluten-free, low carb, vegetarian, clean eating}

I really like cauliflower, it’s a great vegetable which can be used versatile. This beautiful large white “flower” makes perfect side dishes, casseroles and soups. Good news: cauliflower is low in carbs and full of vitamin C. One of the best ways cauliflower can be prepared is to bake it as a cauliflower cheese. This classic creamy cheesy side dish is super delicious, but contains flour and breadcrumbs, so I thought why not prepare it healthier? My cauliflower bake is lack of any flour, it’s just simply made of double/half-and-half cream and topped with a lots of cheese.

This creamy bake recipe couldn’t be much simpler and easier, plus this dish contains just a few ingredients. First cut the cauliflower into florets and cook them in salted boiling water until just tender, then drain them well. Transfer the cauliflower into an ovenproof baking dish, pour over the seasoned cream, scatter over the cheese and pop it in the oven. Cauliflower goes well with cheese, so feel free to use plenty. This delicious bake will probably be ready in 20 minutes, just check when the cheese turns golden brown.

This creamy cheesy cauliflower bake is a prefect low-carb comfort food for any occasion. It’s a perfect addition to roast meats (actually goes well with any type of meat), so you can make a decent low-carb family dinner without complaints. Hope you’ll like this healthier version of the classic cauliflower cheese!

Still looking for delicious and healthy side dishes? Take a look at these tasty roasted Brussels sprouts or at this Mediterranean vegetable casserole! Enjoy!


Diet: gluten-free, low carb, clean eating, vegetarian

Cheesy Cauliflower Bake
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Serves: 2-3
Cheesy creamy garlicky cauliflower bake is a perfect gluten-free and low-carb side dish or vegetarian dinner for busy weekdays {gluten-free, low carb, vegetarian, clean eating}
  • 1 cauliflower
  • 1 cup | 160 ml single cream or half ad half *
  • ½ cup grated cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
Let's get started!
  1. Cut the cauliflower into florets.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C | 400°F and lightly grease a baking dish with butter or olive oil.
  3. Bring a large pan of salted water to boil. When it starts to boil add the cauliflower florets. Cook the cauliflower until is tender (about 8-10 minutes). When it's completely cooked, drain well and transfer the florets into the greased baking dish.
  4. Mix the cream with garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the cauliflower florets and scatter the top with grated cheese (I used cheddar).
  5. Bake the cauliflower for 20 minutes until the cheese is golden brown.
*You can substitute 1 cup half and half with ½ cup heavy cream + ½ cup skim milk.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 5g
Protein 8g 16%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutritional disclaimer

Please note, that I’m not a nutritional professional. I provide nutritional information for my recipes based on calculation made on YUMMLY (you can sign up for free, use the Yum button to save my recipes and see the nutritional information). I advice you to calculate independently the accurate nutritional information on your own, based on type of ingredients you are using and by weighting out your on food. Thank you for understanding!



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