Published Jun 8th
Prep 15m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 4 servings Calories 382.5

This is a delicious dish that can easily be used as a main dish. This is a recipe that I only follow measurements on the milk, the rest is by eye only so a very easy and simple meal.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into small florets
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. 2 Place the cauliflower florets in a saucepan with about 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 8 minutes, or until tender. Drain, and set aside.
  3. 3 Melt the butter in a small pan. Stir in the flour, and cook over low heat for 2 minutes. Gradually stir in the milk, and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in most of the bread crumbs. Remove from the heat, and stir in the egg yolks, cheese, and finally cauliflower.
  4. 4 Whip the egg whites in a large glass or metal bowl until stiff. Fold the cauliflower mixture into the egg whites. Transfer to a ceramic or glass 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle the remaining bread crumbs on top.
  5. 5 Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until puffed and golden.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 382.5
  • Carbohydrate 15.8 g
  • Cholesterol 225.2 mg
  • Fat 27.9 g
  • Fiber 3.2 g
  • Protein 18.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 16.6 g
  • Sodium 451.9 mg
  • Sugar 6.4 g


  1. I've made this twice in one week now, so you can probably tell I liked this! I didn't find it took long to make; my tip -use a processor to grate the cheese or buy ready grated to save time, and an electric whisk for the egg whites. The only changes I made were to - Read more ...
  2. I am going to try this and add a little whole grain mustard to the sauce...I like the idea of Jack cheese as well.
  3. I have been making this recipe for years and my family likes it alot. Its not an over flavored dish. But if you enjoy califlower you should enjoy this dish. I usually serve it when we have guests and usually with steaks.
  4. We really enjoyed this dish. My son ate almost the entire pan by himself. I didn't have cheddar in the house so I used pepper jack instead. I'm planning to double the recipe and make a larger batch to take to a post-Thanksgiving family gathering.
  5. This was really good. Used half broccoli, half cauliflower. Added an extra 1/4C cheese. Also added one chopped shallot, which really made a good flavor difference. Next time I think I may add either diced ham or bacon, as the flavors would really compliment it. Thanks!
  6. This was delicious! I thought it had a great taste. Not too bland at all. I did add a little garlic salt but other than that I felt the recipe was great the way it was.
  7. This was really quite good. I would give it 4 1/2 stars if I could. It wasn't over the top, but it has the potential to be so. It's not difficult at all. Just a couple of minutes more than making a simple cheese sauce would have taken. I had frozen cauliflower that I was - Read more ...
  8. My husband and daughters loved this, and it's really simple to make too! It does take a bit of preperation but well worth it
  9. Well it's not something to just whip up when you're in a hurry...but it sure is worth the effort when you have the time! I've made this twice now - once as written and once with half cauliflower and half broccoli. Both were great but I think I liked the half-and-half even better. I served - Read more ...
  10. A little bland. I think I will saute some onions next time and add them. Other than that turned out well.

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