Baked “Cheesy” Cauliflower

This dairy-free version of mac and cheese from The Healthy Maven has nutritional yeast and cauliflower to thank for its healthy comfort food status. With 5 grams of fiber, this dish fills you up on just 131 calories per serving.

under 30 mins
Updated on 10 June 2024

Ingredients for servings

    Baked “Cheesy” Cauliflower

  • 1 large head of cauliflower chopped into florets

  • 0.5 large onion diced

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1.5 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 3 tablespoon tapioca starch

  • 0.5 cup nutritional yeast

  • 1 egg

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.

  • In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté for 5 mins or until translucent.

  • Microwave almond milk for 1 minute or heat on the stove top in a separate pot until warm. Mix tapioca starch with almond milk, stirring until well-combined.

  • Reduce the heat of the pot with onions to low and add the almond milk-tapioca mixture. Continue stirring until mix has thickened (about 1 minute). Remove from heat. Add nutritional yeast and salt and pepper. Let mixture cool for 5–10 mins.

  • Stir in egg until well-combined. Add in chopped cauliflower and coat with mixture. Coat 4 small ramekins or a large, ovenproof baking dish with non-stick spray or coconut oil. Divide mixture between ramekins or add to baking dish. Cook for 30 minutes. Increase oven to broil and cook for 2 minutes more. Remove from oven and serve.

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