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Gluten Free Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

5 from 2 votes
Lital Reuven – @lital_foodiary
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Cauliflower casserole with creamy batter, fall spices, and melting cheese topping. A deliciously hearty lunch!
Prep Time :5 minutes
Cook Time :50 minutes
Total Time :55 minutes
Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS
 

  • 1 pound/450 grams frozen/fresh cauliflower
  • 2 squashes, diced
  • 1 onion (for shallots, use 3-4), diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for greasing the baking dish
  • ½ cup your favorite cheese, shredded

Batter:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 heaping tablespoons ricotta cheese, similar to cottage cheese
  • ½ cup low fat cream
  • 1 flat teaspoon coarse salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 355F (180C).
  • Grease the baking dish with oil and arrange the cauliflower, squash, and onion inside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the batter ingredients. Pour over the vegetables, sprinkle shredded cheese and bake for about 50 minutes.

MY NOTES

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole recipe
Credit: Lital Reuven

Is cauliflower high carb or low carb?

Cauliflower is notably low in carbs, making it a popular choice for low-carb and keto diets. With just around 5 grams of net carbs per cup when cooked, cauliflower serves as a versatile and nutritious substitute in various dishes, from rice to pizza crust, while helping to maintain a lower carb intake.

Is this cauliflower casserole a main dish or a side dish?

Cauliflower casserole is incredibly flexible, adapting to both main and side dish roles. As a main, its rich flavors and hearty ingredients satisfy vegetarians and comfort food enthusiasts. When served as a side, it complements diverse menus, enhancing holiday feasts or weeknight dinners. Pair it with roasted chicken or turkey for a protein-packed meal, or let it shine as a standalone delight with a side salad. Its versatility extends to potlucks, where it harmonizes with a variety of dishes, showcasing its adaptability as a culinary centerpiece or a supporting star on the dining table.

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole recipe
Credit: Lital Reuven

What kind of cheese works best?

Cheddar, mozzarella, and Parmesan are commonly used cheeses in cauliflower casserole. Cheddar brings a sharp tang, mozzarella adds creaminess, and Parmesan contributes a savory depth. These cheeses melt well and complement the flavors, enhancing the casserole’s overall taste and texture.

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole recipe
Credit: Lital Reuven

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