Cheesy Baked Cauliflower

Have someone in your house that’s not a fan of cauliflower? This recipe may turn them around! Carrot Cake Fascination gives this dish an unexpected lightly spicy flavor. ~ Alan

* As featured in Issue 3 of Adventures with Tea eMagazine!

Cheesy Baked Cauliflower

Cheesy Baked Cauliflower

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Carrot Cake Fascination, cauliflower, cheese, vegetable
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Alan & Marlys Arnold - Adventures with Tea


  • 1/3 cup Milk infused with 2 tsp Carrot Cake Fascination loose tea**
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bag Cauliflower frozen (12 oz)
  • 2 tsp Butter
  • 2 tsp Flour
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Muenster cheese
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Havarti cheese
  • Panko bread crumbs


  1. Place frozen cauliflower on a cookie sheet with sides, drizzle with EVOO and toss to coat. Roast in 400º F oven for 15-18 minutes until tender and slightly browned. Then set aside.
  2. While it's roasting, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and add flour. Cook for about a minute, then pour in tea-infused milk.** Continue stirring until thick and bubbly. Stir in cheese until sauce is melted and smooth.
  3. Arrange cauliflower in a small baking dish, then pour cheese sauce over top and sprinkle with Panko. Bake 15-20 minutes until bubbly and brown. Serves 4.

To make tea-infused milk:

  1. The day before, place 2 tsp Carrot Cake Fascination loose tea in milk, stir and leave in the refrigerator overnight. Strain before using.

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