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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

A recipe for cauliflower mac and cheese, inspired by Kelly McWilliams's AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course


  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded cheese, such as Cheddar or Monterey Jack
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add cauliflower and boil for 5 minutes. Drain cauliflower and remove to a bowl.
  • Bring the milk to a simmer in a small saucepan. Whisk in the cream cheese, continuously whisking until smooth.
  • Stir in Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and whisk just until the cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Add drained cauliflower to saucepan with cheese sauce, and stir. Serve immediately.
Keyword Cauliflower mac and cheese