This Baked Cauliflower Cream has been served at just about every Thanksgiving meal I can remember. The first time it was served there were numerous requests for the recipe. Since then no matter what part of the family is getting together this Baked Cauliflower Cream is served. It is that good!baked cauliflower cream

This recipe can easily be doubled as well if you have a large gathering. It’s also a very easy side dish that can be prepared ahead and then heated up to serve. Give it a try you’ll be glad you did.baked cauliflower cream

Baked Cauliflower Cream


1 ½ pound cauliflower
3 Tbsp butter
1 chicken bouillon cube, crushed
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
1 small clove of garlic, chopped
1 cup sour cream
Salt and pepper
Parsley for garnish

Remove the greens and core the cauliflower. Cook it whole in 3 quarts of water for about 15 minutes. Drain and cut the cauliflower up.

Melt 1 Tbsp of butter in a medium skillet and stir in the bouillon cube over medium heat. Stir in the onion and cook for one minute. Add the garlic and cook for another four minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat.

Place the sour cream in a food processor. Add the onion mixture and the cauliflower. Add the remaining butter and process until the consistency is like mashed potatoes. Add the salt and pepper. Bake in a one quart buttered dish for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.

This recipe can be made ahead of time and then bake until heated through, about 30 minutes. This recipe makes six generous servings and can easily be doubled. This is one of those recipes that can help make your holiday meal stress free as it can be made ahead!baked cauliflower cream

Do you often serve cauliflower at your holiday table? Have you ever tried baked cauliflower cream? Let me know how you like it!baked cauliflower cream

28 comments on “Baked Cauliflower Cream

Cucicucicoo: Eco Sewing and Crafting on November 11, 2016 9:55 am

Mmm, that sounds good! And I just got a huge cauliflower last night! 🙂 Lisa

Nancy Wolff on November 11, 2016 12:43 pm

Cuccucico: Even the leftovers are yummy!

angie church on November 11, 2016 3:46 pm

I need to try this to see if the bunch would enjoy it as well.
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Daisy Debs on November 11, 2016 4:46 pm

Hi Nancy , this sounds delicious ! I have got my American measuring cups at the ready ….but please can you tell me what 3 quarts is ? 🙂

Nancy Wolff on November 12, 2016 1:41 am

Just cover the cauliflower with water and cook for 15 minutes and proceed with the recipe! Enjoy!

Daisy Debs on November 12, 2016 7:55 pm


Susan @ Culinary Envy on November 12, 2016 12:45 am

This sounds fantastic! I love cauliflower and can hardly wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

Nancy Wolff on November 12, 2016 1:40 am

Susan, You will love this! Even the leftovers!

Kimm at Reinvented on November 13, 2016 8:45 pm

I love cauliflower, and have made “rice” with it, but have never tried this method! Will have to sneak this in to our dinner some time and see what my family thinks! Thank you for linking up to Funtastic Friday!

Nancy Wolff on November 13, 2016 8:54 pm

I hope your family likes it, we sure do! 🙂

Erica // She Tried What on November 15, 2016 10:49 pm

I am going to have to try this! I just tried cauliflower fried rice and cauliflower pizza because I always wondered what they were like and wanted to review for my blog. This sounds even easier.

Nancy Wolff on November 16, 2016 12:02 pm

Very easy and oh so tasty! 🙂

Kristi on November 15, 2016 11:12 pm

I love this because it is a low carb side dish. I just had mashed cauliflower this evening – w/ butter and cream cheese. It is so good. I would love to try this for Thanksgiving as a low carb dish. 🙂

Nancy Wolff on November 16, 2016 12:01 pm

I have this dish in place of mashed potatoes and never miss them!

Madalyn Parr on November 16, 2016 1:58 am

Love this!!! I have been making this for a few years now and even my boyfriends loves it! Thanks for sharing at the #PSLinkParty!

Nancy Wolff on November 16, 2016 12:01 pm

I’m amazed at all the wonderful dishes you can make with cauliflower!

Pennie Thøgersen on November 16, 2016 9:08 pm

Mmmmm this sounds just perfect! Thank you for sharing this!

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on November 17, 2016 2:34 pm

I’m always looking for new ways to make cauliflower – this sure looks like a winner! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

Nancy Wolff on November 17, 2016 3:43 pm

It’s a fabulous way to enjoy cauliflower! 🙂

Jess on November 17, 2016 5:27 pm

Yum! This sounds so delicious! 🙂

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Emily on November 21, 2016 4:02 am

I’ve never had a dish like this but it sounds really good! Thanks for sharing with our Merry Monday party!

Nancy Wolff on November 21, 2016 12:29 pm

I love stopping by your Merry Monday Party!

Katie Jenkins on November 21, 2016 8:21 am

Oh wowza!!! The name ALONE is amazing, not to mention your photos! Gaaaah…”Baked Cauliflower Cream.” I wasn’t the slightest bit hungry before clicking on your post. Now all I want is that cauliflower cream! On top of ALL that, it’s nice and low in carbs. I so cannot wait to make this. Seriously.

I will definitely be pinning this puppy.

Thank you very much for sharing this awesome recipe.

Stopping by from the Mish Mash Link Party. 🙂

Nancy, I hope you have a fantastic week and the most wonderful Thanksgiving!

(I’m telling you my mouth is still watering from reading your post!)

Nancy Wolff on November 21, 2016 12:28 pm

thank you for stopping by and it sounds like you’ll enjoy this cauliflower dish as much as I do! 🙂

April J Harris on November 21, 2016 12:24 pm

What a lovely way to serve cauliflower, Nancy! It’s perfect for Thanksgiving of course but I’d be happy to serve this at a dinner party any time! Thank you for sharing it with us at Hearth and Soul.

Nancy Wolff on November 21, 2016 12:27 pm

Baked Cauliflower Cream would be delicious for any dinner party!

Miz Helen on November 21, 2016 8:38 pm

Thanks so much for linking up with Full Plate Thursday! We will have an early Thanksgiving Edition on 11-22 -16, hope to see you there!
Wishing you a bountiful Thanksgiving!
Miz Helen

Nancy Wolff on November 21, 2016 10:32 pm

Thank you for the heads up Miz Helen, see you on the 22nd!

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