Creamy Baked Cauliflower

Okay, I had an entire post written out yesterday, but it completely disappeared. CANNOT remember what I said, so here are the photos and the recipe and I’ll let you at it!

No words? Probably a dream come true for most. Let’s test this out. Will you comment and let me know it worked?!

Also eat this. You’ll obsess.

Here you go!

Creamy Baked Cauliflower
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  • 2 pounds cauliflower florets
  • 4 Tbs. Butter
  • 4 Tbs. All-purpose flour
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 oz Havarti cheese, grated
  • Coarse salt
  • Parmesan cheese and parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 400.
  2. Bring a medium pot of water to a light boil. Add the cauliflower and cook for ten minutes.
  3. In the meantime, let’s make the sauce. To a wide skillet over medium heat, add the butter. Once it’s melted and starting to foam, add the flour. Whisk this until smooth and darker in color, just a couple of minutes. Add the minced garlic, dried thyme and dijon mustard. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Slowly add the cream and milk until the sauce becomes smooth and thick. Give it a pinch of salt and keep whisking as you add half the grated cheese to the sauce. Whisk until the cheese has melted and the sauce is thick and creamy.
  5. Add the boiled cauliflower to the skillet and stir until coated.
  6. Transfer to a baking dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the cheese is browning and bubbly.
  7. Garnish with parmesan cheese and parsley! Let sit a few minutes to cool, then serve.
  8. Serves 6-8.

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11 Responses to Creamy Baked Cauliflower

  1. Peekiesmom November 10, 2023 at 8:08 am #
    YUM! Thanksgiving side dish right there. What does the Dijon do? Can you taste it or is it in the background?
    • Bev Weidner November 13, 2023 at 6:11 am #
      Hey! It's just there for a teeeeeny bit of tang. Little enhancement. Leave it out if you want, it won't change much!
  2. Brittany November 10, 2023 at 10:12 am #
    Hey Bev! We received the email post, but the link to the recipe did not work. Would you like me to send you the email so you have it for your records/archive? Brittany
    • Bev Weidner November 13, 2023 at 6:10 am #
      Hey, Brittany! Was the one on Thursday or Friday? Friday seems to have worked in the email. But yes, I'd love to see it!
  3. Sarah Jane November 10, 2023 at 1:09 pm #
    YUM! This sounds amazing!
  4. toni November 10, 2023 at 1:27 pm #
    YAY! Worked today!
  5. Katy K November 10, 2023 at 11:12 pm #
    I enjoy your words! Also, this recipe looks great, very similar to one I make, but I used cheddar. I like the idea of changing it up with different cheese!
  6. Sabrina November 13, 2023 at 7:04 pm #
    yes to creamy cauliflower, anything for some flavor with that one! Havarti, mustard and cream will do nicely, thank you!
  7. Sarah November 14, 2023 at 4:18 pm #
    OMG! I made it last night and it was sooooo delicious!! Had it for leftovers with a tangy arugula salad and it was heaven. Thanks for this recipe. It’s a keeper for sure.

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