Recipe By AMiller
Published Apr 2nd
Prep 15m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 6 servings Calories 123.8

Cauliflower and cheese combine to make a creamy side dish. The possibilities with seasonings are endless.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (4 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese, or as needed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer cauliflower to a bowl.
  3. 3 Mash cauliflower with cream cheese until smooth; stir in Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Spoon mixture into a 1-quart casserole dish; top with Cheddar cheese.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and Cheddar cheese is melted, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 123.8
  • Carbohydrate 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol 28.6 mg
  • Fat 9.2 g
  • Fiber 2.4 g
  • Protein 5.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.7 g
  • Sodium 164.8 mg
  • Sugar 2.4 g


  1. I was really surprised I didn t like these at all as I love all the ingredients that goes into it. Just not for me I guess.
  2. This was very, very good. The only reason I didn't rate it 5 stars was because I changed it slightly. I used whipped cream cheese, added bacon bits, and increased the amount of Parmesan cheese by a few tablespoons. I also added chopped chives. This is fun recipe to experiment with according to your taste.
  3. Loved this dish made it exactly as written except added some Season All. Have seen it with sour cream but think I like the creaminess of the cream cheese better. I definitely felt like it was missing a little something. Might add chives or Parsley next time and call me crazy but may have to - Read more ...
  4. Yummy! This was my first attempt at mashed Cauliflower. I love potatoes and I loved this just as much. The consistency of this is almost the same and it cooks faster than potatoes. I didn't steam it. Instead, I cooked it like pasta and drained it before mashing. It mashes like potatoes too. No starch - Read more ...
  5. First of all I LOATHE cooked cauliflower! Hate the smell! With that said I have found myself in need of a comparable potato side to our grilled chicken steak etc. --- especially now that I'm on a low carb way of life! This recipe has saved my life. I am rating it a five-- as - Read more ...
  6. A long time ago I couldn't stand cauliflower. That was until I went to a restaurant that served Parmesan mashed "potatoes". I ordered it as a side and did not realize that I ordered mashed cauliflower and not actual potatoes. Best food ordering accident ever! I didn't understand back then that they could taste so - Read more ...
  7. Y-U-M!! This is so simple and delicious. I made per recipe but used chive and onion cream cheese smoked gouda cheese to pair with Italian style chicken. Would be awesome with steak or prime rib too!
  8. YUMMY I love mashed cauliflower and this recipe is the bomb! The mixture of cheeses is perfect, the cream cheese helps to make this a creamy delicious dish. The children at my Sunday dinner table didn't even know they were eating Cauliflower and they came back for seconds. YUMMY!
  9. very easy and good. I added a little more parmesan cheese to taste.
  10. Really good!

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