Pumpkin-Spice Cauliflower Casserole

pumpkin spice cauliflower casserole
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  • 6Servings


  • 1 head (2 lbs.) cauliflower, cut into florets (about 9 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups grated white cheddar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the cauliflower until barely tender, about 5 minutes; drain.

In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring often, until the mixture is light golden, 1 to 2 minutes. While stirring constantly, add the milk, cheese and pumpkin spice. Stir until the cheese melts and the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes; season. Stir in the cauliflower. Transfer the mixture to a medium (2 qt.) baking dish. In a small bowl, mix the breadcrumbs and Parmesan; sprinkle over the cauliflower.

Bake until the casserole is golden brown and bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes.