skinny cheesy cauliflower gratin

skinny cheesy cauliflower gratin | my skinny sweet tooth

This is another recipe that came on a whim. I knew my intentions for how it would come out, but I had originally bought a head of cauliflower to make my skinny general tso this week. Well, that was until my husband saw the cauliflower waiting patiently in the fridge and was really wanting to try my recipe. (He works night shift, so he hadn’t tried my general tso yet. Our eating schedules are off … and quite frankly, he likes his meat: chicken, beef, you name it) So I was really excited that he wanted me to save it for this weekend. Awesome!

Instead of having the cauliflower sit in the fridge all week, I decided to roast it up. I also had a 1/2 empty jar of light alfredo sauce that needed used, so that started the wheels to turn and eventually I came up with this. 🙂 It’s garlicky, cheesy, and I’m very happy with how the gratin turned out. It would make a great side dish or even a vegetarian main dish. The portions are a hefty size (which I love 😛 ) but feel free to adjust serving sizes to accommodate you and/or your family.


skinny cheesy cauliflower gratin:
Yeilds 4 (good size) servings
Serving Size: 1/4 of the casserole dish (about 2C!)
Points Per Serving: 3pp

1 head of cauliflower, cut into large florets and roasted
1 & 1/4C light alfredo sauce (I used Bertolli Light Alfredo)
1-2 garlic cloves, minced (2 if you like it garlicky)
2oz light mozzarella, shredded (I use Trader Joe’s Lite Mozzarella)
1/4C italian bread crumbs

⋅Preheat oven to 375°F
⋅In a skillet on medium heat, cook garlic until fragrant (about :30) and add alfredo sauce and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
skinny cheesy cauliflower gratin | my skinny sweet tooth
⋅In a casserole dish or (9×9 baking dish), add the roasted cauliflower.
skinny cheesy cauliflower gratin | my skinny sweet tooth
⋅Pour on the afredo/garlic sauce and top with mozzarella.
skinny cheesy cauliflower gratin | my skinny sweet tooth
⋅Then add the bread crumbs.
skinny cheesy cauliflower gratin | my skinny sweet tooth
⋅Bake for 15-20min then broil on high for 2-3min until the bread crumbs are golden brown.
skinny cheesy cauliflower gratin | my skinny sweet tooth
⋅Serve immediately. Yum Yum Yum! Look how beautiful it is! 😉
skinny cheesy cauliflower gratin | my skinny sweet tooth
& oh, so cheesy!
skinny cheesy cauliflower gratin | my skinny sweet tooth

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4 thoughts on “skinny cheesy cauliflower gratin

  1. Ann P. says:

    Hi! I am a follower on Instagram and love your Instagram, blog and recipes. This looks like another great recipe I will be trying! I have made your Italian polenta bake a few times, and it is yummy and great to take for lunches throughout the week. I’ve also started making Wasa cracker snacks, which are yummy and satisfying. Thank you so much for the inspiration!! 🙂

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    • my skinny sweet tooth says:

      Thank you so so so much! It makes my day knowing how much someone is inspired by the things I enjoy eating and making! So glad to have you along on this journey 🙂 and I’m grateful for your feedback ;). Many thanks, Ann!!

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  2. Amanda says:

    oh my! i will have to try this immediately 🙂 There sits a head of cauliflower in my vegetable drawer, as we speak, that desperately needs to merry with cheese and alfredo!! thanks for sharing!

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