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Loaded Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

Our loaded cauliflower casserole recipe is a 30-minute formula for a comforting, addictive dish. Pair it with your favorite pork, chicken, or beef dish for a delicious satisfying meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Loaded Cauliflower Casserole, Loaded Cauliflower Casserole Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 18 oz cauliflower cut into florets and washed
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper divided
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1.5 oz cheddar cheese
  • 0.25 oz bacon seared and crumbled
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp green onions chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 430°F. Heat a pot of water and steam 18 oz of cauliflower florets for 15 minutes.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tsp minced garlic along with 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter and cook until fragrant. Add 4 tbsp all-purpose flour and stir quickly to incorporate.
  • Add 1/4 cup whole milk, 1 cup unsalted chicken broth, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp onion powder. Stir to combine and reduce for 2 minutes to thicken the sauce.
  • Add the steamed florets to a clean baking dish.
  • Pour the creamy sauce into the baking dish and swirl it around to fill the nooks and crannies.
  • Top the casserole with 1.5 oz cheddar and 0.25 oz bacon.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle on top 2 tbsp parsley, 1 tbsp green onions along with 1/4 tsp pepper you saved earlier. Serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 1mg