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Crock Pot Cauliflower and Cheese

An easy and cheesy Cauliflower and Cheese recipe made in the crock pot. You won’t believe how cheesy this cauliflower is and it only requires about 5 minutes of hands on time.

Cauliflower with Cheese in a light blue bowl.


Crock Pot Cauliflower and Cheese is full of cheesy goodness and your crock pot does practically all the work for you. Just 3 to 3 1/2 hours in the crock pot with a can of condensed cheddar soup, some evaporated milk, a little onion, salt, pepper, and paprika, plus a bunch of cheddar cheese is all it takes.

Crock Pot Cauliflower and Cheese

I don’t know about you, but I have the hardest time coming up with different side dish ideas. We tend to eat the same ones over and over. Green beans, peas, and corn get more than their fair share at our dinner table.

Cauliflower is something I hardly ever think to cook. Some people love cauliflower, others hate it.

But I don’t think there’s any denying that cauliflower and cheese were meant for each other.

Fork lifting up piece of cauliflower and cheese.


I mean, just look at how perfect those cauliflower florets look bathed in cheese sauce.

Cauliflower is a great vegetable choice in the fall when it is in season, but to be honest, the quality of the cauliflower at my local market seems to be pretty consistent year round. That makes cauliflower a great choice anytime of year!

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Bowl of Cauliflower and Cheese with large serving bowl in background.


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Crock Pot Cauliflower and Cheese

Crock Pot Cauliflower and Cheese

Tender and cheesy cauliflower is a cinch to make in a crock pot.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 3 hours
TOTAL: 3 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 can condensed cheddar soup
  • 1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar


  • Grease the inside of a 6-quart crock pot.
  • Place cauliflower florets in crock pot.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine remaining ingredients. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted.
  • Pour sauce over cauliflower.
  • Cover crock pot and cook on low for 3 to 3 1/2 hours, depending on how tender you want the cauliflower.


Note: Do not use extra-sharp cheddar cheese. It is too acidic and can turn grainy.
It's also best NOT to use pre-shredded cheese.


Calories: 244kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower, crock pot

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Originally published September 23, 2014.

I use the Hamilton Beach Programmable 6-quart Slow Cooker.

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102 thoughts on “Crock Pot Cauliflower and Cheese”

  1. Very tasty my son loved the flavor. He just tested positive for type 1 diabetes and he was sad that pasta keeps spiking his numbers. This made him happy to feel like he could have something close

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, Christin! I’ve been trying to watch my carbs, and I miss mac and cheese so much. Can’t wait to give this a try! Camping VIC

  3. I think you can skip a step and melt the ingredients in the crock pot first then add the cauliflower.

  4. Kristy Nelson

    Easy and absolutely delicious! Even my family members who turn their nose up at cauliflower loved it! YUM!

  5. CROCK POT CAULIFLOWER is amazing recipe .
    Am tried it last diner its full of LOL
    am so happy to tried it

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