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cauliflower with cheese

Grandma's Cauliflower Cheese Recipe

Grandma's Cauliflower Cheese recipe is incredibly simple and made with just a handful of ingredients to create a comforting side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower cheese
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 155kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup 10.5 oz.
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese I like sharp
  • salt & pepper


  • Remove green leaves and a part of the stem so the cauliflower will still stay together and sit flat when upright. Place cauliflower upside down (so it doesn't float so much) into large pot and cover with cold water and about 1 tablespoon salt.
  • Bring to boil and simmer 30-40 minutes or until the cauliflower stems are tender, but before the cauliflower starts to fall apart. Remove from heat and carefully remove from pot using a large slotted spoon.
  • Place right side up into baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Slather the cream of mushroom soup over the entire head of cauliflower evenly. Top with cheese* and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.*If you want to make this ahead, cover and refrigerate before you bake. On the day you are ready to serve, remove from fridge and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until hot and bubbly.


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 467mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 283IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 1mg