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Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

Try this delicious recipe for cheesy cauliflower casserole, a real delight for the taste buds, especially when served with fresh sour cream and herbs on top!

This tasty recipe for cheesy cauliflower casserole is one of my favorite cauliflower recipes, and it was originally created by my mother. Although I was not a big fan of cauliflower, the combination of flavors in this recipe is absolutely divine. The casserole goes perfectly with heavy sour cream, authentic and natural, for a truly comforting experience.

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

Whether you are vegetarian or not, this cauliflower pudding with teleme cheese will definitely win you over. I look forward to your feedback after you try the recipe!

Are you looking for other recipes with cauliflower? Try Cauliflower tacos , Cauliflower popcorn, Cauliflower hummus, Cauliflower au gratin with cheese and spinach or Cauliflower rice.

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole Vegetarian Recipe

Types of cheese that go well with cauliflower

  • Aged Cow Teleme Cheese: This traditional Romanian cheese has a rich and salty taste, which goes perfectly with cauliflower. Aged cow telemea cheese adds a strong flavor and a firm texture, making it an excellent choice for pudding.
  • Smoked Cheese: Smoked cheeses like gouda, provolone or smoked cheddar are a popular alternative for cauliflower casseroles. Choosing a matured cheese can offer a rich taste and an intense aroma that complements the sweet taste of cauliflower.
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  • Feta cheese: Feta is a Greek cheese with a salty flavor and a slightly crumbly texture. Adding feta to pudding can bring a unique taste and an interesting texture, combining well with cauliflower and other ingredients.
  • Parmesan: Parmesan is known for its strong aroma and salty taste. Grating parmesan over the cheesy cauliflower casserole before baking can add a crunchy layer and a rich taste that perfectly complements the natural sweetness of the cauliflower.
  • Gorgonzola: This matured Italian cheese has a strong and intense taste. Adding melted or shredded gorgonzola to the pudding can provide a nice contrast between the sweetness of the cauliflower and the flavor of the cheese.
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

Cheesy cauliflower casserole – flavorings ideas

For this recipe, I chose a simple flavor of chopped dill, which goes perfectly with the melted teleme cheese and cauliflower. If you want to vary the taste, you can also try the following ideas below:

  • Roasted garlic: Roasted garlic adds a rich aroma and a sweet, caramelized taste to cauliflower. You can fry the thin slices of garlic in olive oil until they become golden and then add them to the cauliflower casserole before baking it.
  • Sweet or smoked paprika: Paprika adds a subtle smoky taste and a vibrant color to cauliflower. You can sprinkle a little paprika over the cauliflower before baking it to add a touch of sweetness and a pleasant appearance.
Cauliflower and Cheese Casserole
  • Roasted cumin: Roasted cumin adds a hot and peppery flavor to cauliflower. You can fry the cumin seeds in a dry pan until they become golden and then sprinkle them over the cauliflower.
  • Lemon and basil: The mixture of lemon and basil adds a fresh note to the cauliflower. You can grate the lemon peel and mix it with finely chopped basil leaves to sprinkle over the cauliflower before baking it to bring a subtle balance of flavors.
  • Curry and turmeric: The mixture of curry and turmeric adds an exotic flavor and a beautiful color to the cauliflower. You can mix the cauliflower into a curry and turmeric paste before baking it to create a rich and vibrant taste.
Vegetarian Cauliflower Casserole with Cheese and Sour Cream
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole Vegetarian Recipe Budinca de conopida cu telemea reteta

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole
Try this delicious recipe for cheesy cauliflower casserole, a real delight for the taste buds, especially when served with fresh sour cream and herbs on top!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American, European
Servings 6
Calories 277 kcal


  • 1 cauliflower large
  • 400 g feta cheese or teleme cheese
  • 5 eggs beaten
  • 6 Tbsps dill chopped
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 6 Tbsps sour cream garnish, one for each serving


  • There are two ways to cook the cauliflower for this casserole. With steamer: Just detach the florets and place them in the steamer. Steam for about 20 minutes.
  • Without steamer: Detach the florets and place them in a medium pot filled with water. Add salt in the water. Boil for 20-25 minutes.
  • Strain the cauliflower and place the florets in a bowl. Start mashing the florets using a fork or a potato masher. Alternatively you can use an immersion blender.
  • Whisk the eggs in a medium bowl.
  • Add crushed cheese, chopped dill, beaten eggs, salt, and pepper.
  • Mix well together. Pour in a casserole and place in the preheated oven.
  • Let it cook at 180C (392F) for 30 minutes, or until it turns golden on the edges.


Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 16gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 203mgSodium: 845mgPotassium: 396mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 585IUVitamin C: 47mgCalcium: 383mgIron: 2mg
Keyword casserole, cauliflower, cheese, dill
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Recipe Rating


Wednesday 27th of March 2024

Made this last night. So good!


Thursday 20th of January 2022

What can be used instead of the Feta cheese?


Thursday 10th of March 2022

You could also use smoked tofu (previously processed to a creamy texture in the food processor), or any other type of soft cheese.


Thursday 1st of March 2018

Awesome! Making right now for second time. I added some onion and garlic for extra flavor.


Monday 5th of March 2018

Glad you liked it! <3


Sunday 31st of May 2015

I have not heard of teleme cheese. What can I substitute for it? thank you.


Monday 1st of June 2015

It's similar to feta cheese. :) You can use goat cheese as well.


Wednesday 11th of March 2015

Salut! Am facut reteta acum cateva clipe.A iesit mai putin rumena budinca si ceva mai lasat-o si mai mult de 20 de minute.:(


Thursday 12th of March 2015

Buna Diana! Ce varianta ai facut? Cea lacto-ovo sau vegana? Moale este ca textura, insa sta destul de teapana in farfurie, mai ales dupa ce se raceste un pic.