Vibrant colors…velvety-smooth cream cheese…fragrant herbs…this creamy Italian cauliflower casserole is amazing.
I’ve been on a cauliflower rice kick lately, so I decided to stock up on cauliflower during my last Costco trip. I didn’t realize quite how much cauliflower was in the package until I got home, so let’s just say you’ll see lots of recipes similar to this creamy Italian cauliflower casserole in the near future.
I have a love-hate relationship with cauliflower, which I believe I’ve mentioned in previous posts. I like my cauliflower recipes to taste nothing like cauliflower, and I accomplished that goal with this creamy Italian cauliflower casserole.
I’m super psyched about the fact that Costco sells colorful cauliflower. There’s something magical about eating purple cauliflower (coated in spices and herbs, of course). Fun fact: Purple is my favorite color – not just for veggies, but in general. Green is a close second.
This is one of those recipes that you can have on the table in 30 minutes or less. Heck, you can even prepare the veggie and cream cheese mixture the night before and leave it in the fridge til you’re ready to transform it into a casserole.
Start by combining all of your ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir the mixture gently with your hands or a plastic spoon, taking care not to mash the cauliflower.
If you do end up mashing the cauliflower, it’s okay. It will affect the texture of your casserole, but the flavor won’t change much.
Pour your veggies and cream cheese in a casserole dish.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
This picture of creamy Italian doesn’t do the rich purple and green cauliflower justice. This is a stunning dish worthy of Christmas dinners and Thanksgiving celebrations.
Let’s zoom in a little closer:
See that purple cauliflower? And those giant artichoke chunks and sundried tomatoes? OMG I love this recipe so much.
Okay, I promise this is the last pic of my creamy Italian cauliflower casserole recipe:
Oh, I almost forgot to mention that you can make this recipe without cream cheese. If you skip the cream cheese, expect your casserole to look something like this:
Want to make your own cauliflower casserole? Here’s my printable, Pinnable recipe for creamy Italian cauliflower: