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Mashed Cauliflower au Gratin Recipe

Mashed Cauliflower au Gratin Recipe

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, Elk Rapids, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 40 min. YIELD: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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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

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joycerm53 User ID: 703299 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 User ID: 1669107 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 User ID: 5330384 232737
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

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

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 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 User ID: 5337645 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 User ID: 1033541 125401
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"we loved it"

[email protected] User ID: 3864962 139128
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"Excellent! The whole family loved it."

niteshrd User ID: 3891885 187544
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"I just loved it :) easy to prepare"

MBolio User ID: 7485057 198518
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013


Jean Eye User ID: 5692987 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."

debbye27 User ID: 7100263 200177
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"Yum, this was very good, I was excited to make it, it was easy, too, but next time I'll omit the bread crumbs, I didn't care for the topping."

cjmccain User ID: 2934772 140037
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"This is a nice surprise for those who do not generally like cauliflower, nice alternative to mashed potatoes"

[email protected] User ID: 77962 125400
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"Another success in my search for ways to make cauliflower not only palatable but delicious! I used just regular bread crumbs left over from my baking."

sav0808 User ID: 4530296 213398
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2012

"I made this for Thanksgiving and was asked to bring it back again for Christmas dinner. Very good, the key is using a nice aged parmesan cheese shredded just before cooking."

roguekittiekat User ID: 6994098 199678
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"We are a veggie loving family but the flavors just did not feel right in this dish. It was lacking. I felt it needed to be creamier."

sae789701 User ID: 6982122 140036
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"Was a hit all around. Even the family member who doesn't like veggies loved it."

sdipiazza User ID: 2106899 183901
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

"I changed the recipe a little to lessen the calorie content. I cut the recipe in half, used about 1/2 cup Parmesan, divided, 1/2 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, 1 T. butter, cubed. 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs, with about 1/8 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 T. butter and about 1/4 tsp smoked paprika. Very delicious."

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