Roasted Cauliflower Mac and Cheese


This roasted cauliflower mac and cheese is a no-pasta version of a classic.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets

  • cooking spray

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 cups half-and-half

  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese

  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, or as needed


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    Overhead of cauliflower mac and cheese ingredients in variosu bowls and measuring cups.

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  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. Spray cauliflower florets with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper; place on a baking sheet.

    Overhead of cauliflower spread out on a baking sheet.

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  4. Roast in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, heat half-and-half in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add Mexican, Cheddar, and cream cheeses slowly, stirring to combine, until melted.

    Overhead of a cheese mixture being stirred in a sauce pot.

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  6. Butter an 8x10-inch baking dish. Mix roasted cauliflower with cheese sauce. Transfer to the prepared dish.

    Overhead of cauliflower in a baking dish covered in a cheese sauce.

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  7. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

625 Calories
51g Fat
16g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 625
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51g 65%
Saturated Fat 33g 166%
Cholesterol 156mg 52%
Sodium 846mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 68mg 339%
Calcium 844mg 65%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 689mg 15%

* 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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