Cauliflower, potato, and cheddar bake is a perfect side to either lighten up your usual potato dish or to add in some extra vegetables. It is super easy to make and will taste great any time of year, not just at Thanksgiving.
About this Recipe
- Easy: This cauliflower and potato bake is super easy and makes a great side dish. You simply cook the potatoes and cauliflower in boiling water to soften them, divide them into individual baking dishes, sprinkle cheese on top, pour a little milk over each, and top with a dab of butter. Bake them until the cheese is melted, bubbling, and browned a bit.
- Flexible: If you don’t have cute individual dishes, don’t worry! This recipe works just great for one casserole dish too.
- Nutritious: If you love au gratin potatoes or cheesy potatoes, you’ll love this twist that’s slightly lower in calories and carbs.
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More Great Side Dishes
- Potatoes: Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes, Mashed Red Potatoes
- Sweet Potatoes: Sweet Potato Bread Pudding with Marshmallow Topping, Scalloped Sweet Potatoes, Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes, Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole
- Vegetables: Green Bean Casserole, Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples and Cranberries, Roasted Green Beans with Parmesan and Basil, Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin, Crockpot Carrots with Cinnamon Glaze
- 3/4 pound Yukon Gold potatoes (about 3 medium, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 small head 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 milk or chicken broth
- 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- Preheat oven to 450°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.
- Divide the cauliflower/potatoes between the three prepared baking dishes. Sprinkle with pepper and thyme. Top with cheddar (divide evenly between three dishes). Pour milk over each (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).
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