Cauliflower egg bake

With plenty of protein, this delicious cauliflower egg bake with ham and cheese makes a delicious casserole or side dish any day of the week.
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This Recipe includes

Main ingredients:

cauliflower Cauliflower (chopped florets)
egg Eggs
ham Chopped ham
cheese Grated cheese such as gruyère, emmental, or cheddar.
cream Heavy cream or crème fraiche

Spices, herbs and flavoring ingredients:

parsley Pinch of dried parsley leaves
nutmeg Grated nutmeg powder
garlic powder Pinch of garlic powder or flakes
onion powder Onion powder for seasoning
salt and pepper Salt and pepper

Why we love it

Known as “Gratin de chou fleur aux oeufs” in French, this delicious recipe a variation of the classic cauliflower gratin dauphinoise. Because of the eggs, most people think of it as a breakfast recipe, but this a dish is served at any time of the day in France.

It is an easy dish to make, with the ingredients layering on top of each other as they are cooking. The cauliflower has a subtle earthy taste, while the eggs contribute a rich and creamy texture. Along with various herbs and spices, it comes together in a symphony of flavors to provide a hearty and filling dish.

Beyond its deliciousness, it is also a dish that can easily be prepared the night before and served in the morning. And with a healthy dose of veggies and protein, this is one way to get your daily requirements in quickly!

The recipe can also easily be customized from incorporating a medley of vegetables, different cheeses, and other flavors. This way you can easily add a bit of variety for what is sure to be a family favorite!

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What to serve with it?

If you are having this cauliflower egg bake for breakfast, it can be as simple as serving it with a glass of orange juice or yogurt for a quick and healthy breakfast.

You can also serve it with a side salad or roasted meat for lunch or dinner if you wish.


Can you prepare it in advance?

You can prepare this cauliflower egg bake in advance, and even keep it overnight in the fridge. Let it cool, and then place in an airtight glass container.

I wouldn’t recommend freezing it however, as the egg and cream may not do well in the freezer.


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Cauliflower egg bake

Nassie Angadi
Make this cauliflower egg gratin bake quickly in the oven, with this easy recipe that makes a healthy and wonderful dinner or side dish.
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main dishes
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 482 kcal


  • 3 cups of chopped cauliflower florets
  • 6-7 medium-sized eggs
  • 1 cup of chopped ham
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheese eg. cheddar, gruyere, emmental, etc.
  • 1 cup of heavy cream or crème fraiche


  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of dried parsley
  • pinch of salt and pepper to taste


  • Chop the ham into small slices and the cauliflower into small florets.
  • Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).
  • In a large casserole dish, add the cauliflower and place in the oven for about 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, crack open all the eggs and mix with the heavy cream and shredded cheese.
  • Add the spices and the ham into the egg mixture.
  • Take the tray carefully out of the oven, and add in the egg mixture on top.
  • Place the casserole dish back in the oven and cook for another 20 minutes or until the egg and cheese looks melted.
  • Serve while warm.


Serving: 1gCalories: 482kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 22gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 396mgSodium: 646mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4g

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