Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 15 min


Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon butter, plus more for the pan 

1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets 

1 cup whole milk 

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 

Hot sauce, as needed 

1 cup grated pepper jack cheese 

One 4-ounce log fresh goat cheese 

1/4 cup grated Parmesan 


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a baking dish with butter.
  2. Cook the cauliflower in the boiling water until just crisp-tender, about 10 minutes. Drain well.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat the milk and butter over medium heat. Whisk in the dry mustard and add some hot sauce, salt and pepper. Just before the milk comes to a boil, turn off the heat and stir in the pepper jack and goat cheese. When melted and smooth, stir in the cauliflower. Spread the mixture into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle over the Parmesan.
  4. Bake until the top is golden brown and the mixture is bubbling, about 30 minutes. Let rest for a few minutes before serving.
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41 Reviews

Andrew Grasha

I did not have the ground mustard, improvised with some Cajun spice and it turned out great!

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