Cauliflower, Potato and Cheddar Bake

This Cauliflower, Potato and Cheddar Bake is a perfect side to either lighten up your usual potato dish or add in some extra vegetables. It is super easy to make and will taste great any time of year, not just at Thanksgiving.

This Cauliflower, Potato and Cheddar Bake is a perfect side to either lighten up your usual potato dish or add in some extra vegetables. Great Thanksgiving side dish too! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

I made this using these pretty purple dishes and a great mandoline to slice the potatoes and cauliflower. I’ve been dying for a mandoline so when Big Kitchen approached me about teaming up it was my first choice. And I just love these adorable dishes! I can’t wait to make individual servings of all sorts of things in them. I’ll probably start with macaroni & cheese but that should come as no surprise. And the mandoline is great too! It took a little getting used to, but I have big plans for it as well. Once I got used to it, it was very easy to use. It has a button that you can just press to adjust thickness and it also has blades to julienne and cube. Another great feature is the storage holder for the extra blades. This is a huge safety advantage–this way they aren’t loose in your pantry or wherever you store them. You can even use it as a drying rack to dry the blades after using them.

This Cauliflower, Potato and Cheddar Bake is a perfect side to either lighten up your usual potato dish or add in some extra vegetables. Great Thanksgiving side dish too! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

 

Cauliflower, Potato & Cheddar Bake

This cauliflower, potato and cheddar bake is perfect when you are looking for a slightly healthier potato side with plenty of cheesy goodness.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3/4 pound of Yukon Gold potatoes (about 3 medium, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 small head of cauliflower (~1 pound), sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped plus more for (optional) garnish
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • scant 1/4 cup of milk or chicken broth

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray three 12-ounce baking dishes (or a 1 quart baking dish) with non-stick spray. In a large pot, cover potatoes with cold salted water. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, add cauliflower and cook about 8 minutes or until potatoes are just cooked through and cauliflower is tender. Drain in colander and let sit at least five minutes.
  2. Divide the cauliflower/potatoes up between the three baking dishes. Sprinkle with pepper and thyme. Top with cheddar (divide evenly between three dishes). Pour over milk (divide evenly between three dishes) and dot with butter. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is golden brown and bubbling.

If you use a single larger baking dish, I would recommend doing two layers (potato/cauliflower, thyme/pepper, cheese, then repeat and then finish with milk and butter).

All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: LOVE this flavorful cauliflower, potato and cheddar bake.
Husband’s take: He loved this – he’s not a huge potato fan so he enjoyed them being thinned out with cauliflower.
Changes I would make: None are necessary.
Difficulty: Easy.

This Cauliflower, Potato and Cheddar Bake is a perfect side to either lighten up your usual potato dish or add in some extra vegetables. Great Thanksgiving side dish too! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Looking for more great recipes to round out your Thanksgiving meal? Try:

This Cauliflower, Potato and Cheddar Bake is a perfect side to either lighten up your usual potato dish or add in some extra vegetables. Great Thanksgiving side dish too! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

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  1. Going to make this for Thanksgiving!

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  14. My favorite side dish is Macaroni and Cheese, definitely a timeless classic!
    I can’t wait to try out this dish though, but I think I may substitute the yukon potatoes with sweet potatoes!

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  18. The stuffing is my favorite. I could actually forget about everything else and just have a big plateful of stuffing!

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  26. Love your posts! Cranberry Sauce, or maybe stuffing, but I really like the mashed potatoes, so so many.

  27. I absolutely LOVE green been casserole on my Thanksgiving plate. My favorite variety is with chopped water chestnuts and of course French fried onions. I sometimes crave this dish so much around the holidays that I’ll make it as the main meal for a dinner. Scrumptious.

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  29. Sweet potatoes please!!

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  33. My sister makes the most amazing Sweet Potato Balls. It’s a side dish training to be a dessert, I think!

  34. My favorite side dish is stuffing!

  35. Sweat potatoes with brown sugar and butter,baked to golden perfection!

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  42. Stuffing! with a crunchy top!

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  48. My favorite thanksgiving side is a Sweet Potato Soufle from Tyler Florence.. I saw him make it on Food 911 years ago, and family demands it at every holiday. Its a bit of work, but sooo good. Instead of marshmallow on top, Tyler uses an italian meringue. Yum! and I made homemade pecan pralines for the recipe also.. MMMM.

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  59. cranberry sauce is my favorite :)

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  61. These dishes are so cute and the recipe isn’t all that bad, either! My favorite thanksgiving side dish has to be green bean casserole!

  62. Mashed potatoes or rolls would be my favorite side!

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  81. Such a hard question, I love so many sides. I would have to say cranberry sauce though, since fresh cranberries are only available this time of year. Followed closely by any form of stuffing though.

    This recipe looks great, won’t be able to make it for Thanksgiving but I think it would make a great dinner on a cold night.

  82. This dish looks so good!

    My favorite dish is stuffing!

  83. This looks like a great dish, Rachel! I’ve only recently rediscovered cauliflower, and am loving it. My favorite side has to be a sweet and tart cranberry sauce/relish. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! :)

  84. I love filling (made with potatoes) and fresh, hot rolls, and brussel sprouts and…okay, most anything vegetarian :P

  85. I love cauliflower and adore the fact that you use it to lighten up a deeeelicious side dish! The cheddar and potatoes sound great along with the cauliflower and this is the perfect dish for my family’s thanksgiving meal!

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  110. This was really difficult, but my favorite side is my Mother’s recipe for sausage stuffing. It’s awesome
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    This looks yummy btw! Don’t you just LOVE slicing potatoes with a mandolin?? The first time I used it I was especially impressed and thankful that I didn’t have to slice perfect/thin potato rounds anymore. Yay. :) This one looks so much nicer than mine though!

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  118. That recipe sounds delicious! Can’t wait to give it a try. My favorites are mashed potatoes, and sweet potatoes!

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  131. My favorite Thanksgiving dish is/are sweet potatoes. I actually love them anytime and it doesn’t matter how they’re prepared, be it baked, in a casserole, mashed or cut into fries.

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  175. I’m ALL about the sides! I guess my favorite would be the classic mashed potatoes and gravy, but everything else is tied for a close second :)

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  193. This bake looks so cheesy and comforting! Total comfort food.. love it.

  194. My favorite thanksgiving side dish is green salad with tomatoes, avocados, cucumber, spring onions, and dressing. Goes good on leftover turkey sandwiches too!

  195. Sweet potatoes and green beans!

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  232. My favorite dish to make is still sweet potato casserole. I eat it with my meal and then I eat it again for dessert….and then while Im cleaning the kitchen if there is any left, I usually eat whats in the pan. (secretly of course, because I dont want anyone to think Im a pig) :)

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  246. My favorite side dish at Thanksgiving might be the sweet potatoes with brown sugar and butter, or it might be fresh, homemade cranberry sauce with orange zest. I may have to have 2 favorites! :)

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  253. Stuffing and mashed potatoes are my FAVs!!

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  283. A really great turkey can’t be beat, but I think we all know its about the stuffing/dressing at Thanksgiving ;)

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  294. How adorable! The stuffing is my favorite!

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