Creamy Cheesy Cauliflower

Cauliflower like you’ve never had it before! This recipe makes a great Thanksgiving Day side dish. It’s better for you than those cheesy potatoes or traditional green bean casserole – with just as much flavor!

Prep Time: 25 minutes; Cook Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/3 cup

  • Calories 90
  • Carbohydrate 12 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Fat 2.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Sodium 80 mg

This Recipe Serves 16


10 cups coarsely chopped cauliflower, about 2 heads
2 teaspoons butter
2 large onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup all-purpose flour
3 ½ cups 1% milk
Salt and pepper to taste
¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons finely minced parsley


  1. Add 4 quarts of water to a 6-quart saucepan. Bring the water to a boil. Add the cauliflower, and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Drain. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic, and sauté for 6 to 7 minutes until soft, making sure the onions and garlic do not turn brown. Combine the flour and milk, and whisk until very smooth. Add to the onions and garlic, bring to a simmer, and  cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk in the cheese, and fold in the cauliflower. Garnish with parsley.

From The Family Classics Cookbook by American Diabetes Association

Photo: Creamy Cheesy Cauliflower from The Family Classics Cookbook. Taran Z Photography

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