Cheesy Cauliflower Side Dish

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
This cheesy cauliflower side dish is my favorite way to prepare cauliflower. The topping adds color and enhances the flavor with a little zip. —Rita Reinke, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Cheesy Cauliflower Side Dish Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place cauliflower in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam until crisp-tender, 6-8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, dill, salt and garlic powder.
  3. Transfer cauliflower to an ungreased 3-cup baking dish; top with yogurt mixture and cheese. Bake, uncovered, until cauliflower is heated through and cheese is melted, 8-10 minutes.

Cheesy Cauliflower Side Dish Tips

What other types of cheeses can you use in this cheesy cauliflower side dish?

You can use any of your favorite shredded cheeses in this recipe. Shredded parmesan is our favorite variation. Here are a few other ways to use up shredded cheese.

How do you store this cheesy cauliflower side dish?

You can store this cauliflower recipe for about three days in an airtight container in the fridge.

Can you grate cheese for this recipe instead of using shredded cheese?

Yes, you can use grated cheese instead of shredded. If you have the extra time, grating the cheese yourself can improve the texture of this veggie side dish.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 88 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 222mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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