clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon print print icon squares squares icon

Cauliflower Cheddar and Rice Gratin

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6 as a side 1x
  • Category: Side, Vegetable
  • Method: Oven


A warm and comforting cauliflower cheddar and rice gratin to share with your family this Thanksgiving. 



  • 2/3 cup rice blend
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • Pinch cayenne
  • 1 garlic glove, pressed
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cook rice according to package instructions.
  3. Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Add cauliflower and cook for 2-3 minutes, drain.
  4. In the same pan, melt butter over medium heat. Once melted, add cayenne and garlic, cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add flour and whisk to combine, cook the butter and flour mixture for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Slowing drizzle in milk, whisking the whole time. Then add broth. Bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, whisking constantly, about 7 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in half of the cheese until melted. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Butter or spray a 2 quart baking dish. Combine rice and cauliflower in baking dish. Pour cheese mixture over the top, making sure everything is coated. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes until the sauce is bubbly.

Keywords: casserole, rice, cauliflower, thanksgiving