Mashed Cauliflower au Gratin Recipe
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Mashed Cauliflower au Gratin Recipe

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Unless someone tells you, you might not know you're eating cauliflower. But if you do like cauliflower, you'll love this version. It's buttery, cheesy, creamy and wow. —Sandie Parker, Freeland, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 large heads cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Italian-style panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 238 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 612mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein .


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place cauliflower in a stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-12 minutes or until very tender. Drain; transfer to a large bowl. Mash cauliflower; stir in cheeses, cubed butter and seasonings. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. or 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, mix bread crumbs and melted butter until evenly coated; sprinkle over cauliflower mixture. Bake, uncovered, 40-50 minutes or until heated through and topping is golden brown.
    Freeze option: Cool unbaked casserole; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°.
    Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Mashed Cauliflower Au Gratin in Taste of Home October/November 2012, p79

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joycerm53 250048
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2016

"Excellent! I did not have the steak seasoning. Very cheesy. My husband doesn't like cauliflower and he thought this was good!"

noodlelegs 246235
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2016

"made this for Easter dinner. it was a great hit. next time I will adjust the cheese levels to make it a bit healthier. Not sure if I had small heads (they were average in store) but definitely would not have served 12"

CarrieBerry4Chad 232737
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"Yum! Cheesy delicious way to serve a vegetable. Not the healthiest, but oh so yummy!"

mother of 3 224000
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2015

"Mmmm - great combination. I put in three dollops of organic sour cream, 1/2 tsp. granulated garlic, moistened with 1/2 cup cooking water, 1 cup grated Parmesan & skipping the bread crumbs. Putting the cheese combo on top to bake."

dollydimples 222859
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"This was very good. I didn't have the steak seasoning or the garlic salt so I just added salt and pepper. I will definitely make this again."

rainyranae 125401
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"we loved it"

MY REVIEW 139128
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"Excellent! The whole family loved it."

niteshrd 187544
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"I just loved it :) Easy to prepare"

MBolio 198518
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013


Jean Eye 199679
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"My husband and I love this. I only make about half of the recipe. I probably end up with a little more cheese by doing this, but we love cheese. Be sure to use freshly grated parmesan cheese."

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