Roasted Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese


  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 450. Floret the cauliflower and arrange in a large rimmed baking dish or casserole dish. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with about 1/2 tsp of salt and toss to combine.
  2. Roast cauliflower for about 40 minutes, stirring every 12-15 minutes or so to cook evenly.
  3. In the last 10 to 15 minutes of cooking, simmer cream, cream cheese, mustard, salt, pepper, and garlic in a small saucepan, whisking until smooth.
  4. Add 2 cups of cheese a little at a time, stirring, until melted and smooth.
  5. When cauliflower is finished roasting, remove from oven and turn heat down to 325.
  6. Pour cheese sauce over cauliflower and stir until evenly coated. Sprinkle the last 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese evenly over the top and move dish back into the oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes more.

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