This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin is the perfect side dish for a holiday gathering or special meal. Because it’s so tasty, you won’t have to worry about storing any leftovers.

Yes friends, today we are celebrating one of my favorite parts of the Thanksgiving meal: the side dishes. And this Cheese Cauliflower Gratin is a side you and your guests are sure to love.

This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin makes the most delicious holiday side dish. #cauliflower #vegetable #sidedish #recipe #thanksgiving #christmas

Actually, we’ll be hitting most of the high points of the Friendsgiving meal, as I’ve teamed up with some of my blogger friends to share a delicious and beautiful Friendsgiving Progressive Dinner.

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Each of us is focusing on a specific part of the feast, and together we’ll be sharing a full dinner menu (minus the bird). You’ll find many of our best classic dishes along with new favorites. Everyone is linked up below. If you’re looking for something different to spice up your Friendsgiving/Thanksgiving, you’ve come to the right place.

To continue with this delicious Friendsgiving feast, check out what my blogger friends are making below. Each recipe sounds as good as the next.

Friendsgiving Progressive Dinner:

Sugar and Charm – Apple Crisp Cocktail (Drink)
Pizzazzerie – Cranberry Prosciutto Crostini (Appetizer)
Julie Blanner – Onion Tart (Appetizer)
The Sweetest Occasion – Mini Green Bean Casserole Puffs (Side)
The Proper Blog – Strawberry Pie with Fringe Crust (Dessert)
Lovely Indeed – Mini Bouquet Place Cards (Decor)

Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin:

As I mentioned, I’m sharing this recipe for Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin. I meant to make it for you last year around this time but never got around to it.

This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin makes the most delicious holiday side dish. #cauliflower #vegetable #sidedish #recipe #thanksgiving #christmas

My mom usually makes this dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas. (I believe she got the recipe from Bobby Flay, so a shout out to Mr. Flay!) It’s become a favorite in our family. I know because it’s one of the dishes that is always scraped clean.

This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin makes the most delicious holiday side dish. #cauliflower #vegetable #sidedish #recipe #thanksgiving #christmas

What makes this side so delicious is the abundance of cheese: Monterey Jack, Parmesan, and goat cheese. I realize some of you may not care for goat cheese or be leary of using it, but I recommend giving it a try here. Once everything comes together, you won’t even know it’s there. However, it does give the gratin a wonderful creaminess and tangy depth of flavor that is beyond compare.

I’m also a big fan of this dish because it’s quick to make, and there’s minimal clean up during prep. You only need the pan you’re baking it in.

How to Make Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin:

Just place all of the ingredients in a 9×13-inch casserole dish and give them a good toss to mix them together.

This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin makes the most delicious holiday side dish. #cauliflower #vegetable #sidedish #recipe #thanksgiving #christmas

This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin makes the most delicious holiday side dish. #cauliflower #vegetable #sidedish #recipe #thanksgiving #christmas

After that, pop the pan in the oven uncovered for 30-35 minutes. That’s it!

You’ll want to let the gratin set a few minutes before serving. To dress it up, I added sprigs of herbs, but those are totally optional.

This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin makes the most delicious holiday side dish. #cauliflower #vegetable #sidedish #recipe #thanksgiving #christmas

This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin makes the most delicious holiday side dish. #cauliflower #vegetable #sidedish #recipe #thanksgiving #christmas

With that, you’re ready to dive into the magic deliciousness of this Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin. Move over green bean casserole; you’ve officially been replaced.

This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin makes the most delicious holiday side dish. #cauliflower #vegetable #sidedish #recipe #thanksgiving #christmas

Want more delicious side dishes? Try these:

I hope you’ll give this recipe a try this Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving or anytime you need a quick and tasty side.

This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin makes the most delicious holiday side dish. #cauliflower #vegetable #sidedish #recipe #thanksgiving #christmas

This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin makes the most delicious holiday side dish. #cauliflower #vegetable #sidedish #recipe #thanksgiving #christmas

Enjoy!

Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin Recipe:

Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin
Servings: 6 people   |   Prep Time: 10 mins   |   Cook Time: 35 mins   |   Total Time: 45 mins
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5 from 4 votes
This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin is the perfect side dish for a holiday gathering or special meal. Because it's so tasty, you won't have to worry about storing any leftovers.
Ingredients
  • 1 large head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese grated
  • 8 ounces goat cheese crumbled
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a 9x13-inch baking dish, combine the cauliflower, cheeses, garlic, and heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place in the oven and roast for 30-35 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft and starting to brown on top.

This Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin makes the most delicious holiday side dish. #cauliflower #vegetable #sidedish #recipe #thanksgiving #christmas

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Comments

  • Cyd at

    I needed this recipe in my life, friend! xo

  • Lexy at

    I’m drooling over here! So cheesy and pretty! Can’t wait to try it. 🙂

  • Julie at

    This is the first time in my life my mouth has watered for cauliflower! It’s on my must make list!

  • Courtney Whitmore at

    I love the idea of Cauliflower Gratin, especially when it includes CHEESE!! I’m so excited for Thanksgiving!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      YES!! Sooooo much cheese!

      xo Michael

  • LeeAnn at

    This may actually be my Thanksgiving meal! I am following the keto diet and this is perfect! Thanks, Michael!

  • Janet at

    I just printed this and will be making it for my Thanksgiving dinner. Your other recipes that I have shared with family get togethers have been a real hit! Now my daughters and dear daughter-in-law are all making the Really Good Macaroni Salad! My son-in-law can’t stop raving about all of the dill. I use lots because I’m “extra” 😉 Love you, Michael! Have a joy-filled Thanksgiving!

  • Cindy at

    I have recently joins your blog and I really enjoy it! I believe I will change up my side dish of peas and carrots to include your Caulifower Gratin this Thanksgving! It looks wonderful. Keep up the good work Michael…..and Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Caroline at

    If you really HATE goat cheese, would you just leave it out, or should you substitute with a different cheese? Thanks!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You could do cream cheese if you REALLY hate it, but with all the other flavors, I doubt you’d know it was there.

      xo Michael

  • Sharon Huxford at

    Yums. I also do a cauliflower and cheese dish that helps me cut carbs.

  • Heidi at

    This looks delicious! I’m so happy to have found a new recipe to add to my Thanksgiving menu–thank you!

  • sabrina at

    thank you for sharing your mom’s recipe, or Bobby Flay’s, regardless, love the cauliflower for potato swap, hadn’t seen an au gratin version of it before, so much appreciated

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