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Baked “Cheesy” Cauliflower

This dairy-free version of mac and cheese 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.

Baked “Cheesy” Cauliflower

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By: myfitnesspal
Posted in: Sides, Vegan, Vegetarian
4 servings
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes


  • 1 large head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) nutritional yeast
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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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Credit: myfitnesspal

Per serving: Calories: 131; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 47mg; Sodium: 129mg; Carbohydrate: 16g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 11g