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gluten free cauliflower cheese recipe
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Gluten-Free Cauliflower Cheese

This Gluten-Free Cauliflower Cheese is my GF spin on a traditional British dish. Perfect as a main course or side dish, this cheesy deliciousness makes for a delightful dose of comfort!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Entrées, Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 414kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Gluten-Free Breadcrumbs


  • 1 head cauliflower sliced into large florets
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaf dried
  • ¼ cup gluten-free all purpose flour with or without xanthan gum
  • 2 cups milk of choice we like oat
  • 1 tablespoon mustard dijon, english or stoneground
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt or pink salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese plus extra (1-2 tablespoons) for sprinkling on top
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • olive oil for greasing pan


  • Prepare your head of cauliflower by slicing off the leafy end, then slicing (or breaking) into large florets. Place the cauliflower in a pot of salted water and gently boil for 5 minutes, or until fork-tender. Drain, then set aside.
  • In a pot over medium heat add butter, minced garlic and the bay leaf. Saute for 2-3 minutes or until the garlic is turning golden. Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes longer, stirring frequently.
  • Add milk and whisk frequently until the sauce begins to visibly thicken (1-2 minutes). Stir in mustard, salt and pepper. Turn off heat, then stir in shredded cheese until you have a nice thick and creamy cheese sauce. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Prepare a baking dish or pan by drizzling with a little olive oil. Add the cooked cauliflower to the cheese sauce. Toss to coat. Pour into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and 1-2 tablespoons of shredded cheese. Place into preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes or until all is golden and bubbly.
  • Let cool a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1110mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 834IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 602mg | Iron: 1mg