Cheesy Baked Cauliflower Florets

Rich and cheesy cauliflower and not too bad for you!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets

  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 (6 ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 2 large eggs

  • ¾ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

  • 10 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Spread cauliflower evenly onto the prepared baking sheet. Spray cauliflower with cooking spray, then season with 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and garlic powder.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until tender, stirring halfway through, about 25 minutes.

  4. While cauliflower is baking, whisk evaporated milk, eggs, dry mustard, and hot sauce together in a small bowl.

  5. Remove cauliflower from the oven.

  6. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Carefully add cauliflower; toss to coat. Stir in milk-egg mixture. Add Cheddar cheese and gently stir until creamy, about 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

231 Calories
18g Fat
6g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 887mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 27mg 135%
Calcium 333mg 26%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 294mg 6%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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