Cauliflower Gouda Mac & Cheese

Cauliflower Gouda Mac & Cheese

Hello All!  Have you ever wanted an alternative to the traditional “Mac & Cheese”?  Well below is my take when you replace the noodles with steamed cauliflower; I know you may be thinking cauliflower? However I am sure you will love it; its simple yet lacks none of the flavor you are accustomed too.

Happy Eating!!!

–  Chef Mark P.

Cauliflower Gouda Mac & Cheese

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 8 meal portions
  • 1 lb steam al dente cauliflower; rough chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 4 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Gouda Cheese freshly grated
  • 1 cup white cheddar freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese crumbled
  • 3/4 cups whole Milk
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp parsley; chopped
  • 2 tsp thyme; chopped
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
1. Bring about 1/4 inch of water to a boil in a large frying pan.
2. Add about 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt and trimmed and cleaned cauliflower florets.
3. Cover and steam until as tender as you like (about 3 minutes for crisp-tender and up to 8 minutes for completely cooked, soft florets).
4. Drain any water from cauliflower before using. While cauliflower is draining mix all cheese together in a separate bowl.
5. In a medium sauce pan place butter and garlic saute for 2-3 minutes. Slowly add in milk and heavy cream. Bring to a slight boil.
6. Gradually add your cheese into the cream mixture until become a thick creamy sauce. Season with salt and pepper and add cauliflower.
7. Pour cauliflower mac and cheese in to a oven safe baking dish.
1. Melt butter then stir everything together.
2. Once fully mixed together you can sprinkle over top before baking.
3. Bake oven for 20-30 minutes if a family portion or 15 minutes for individual portions.




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