Plant-Based Cauliflower Au Gratin in two white ramekins with handles on the sides

Gluten-Free Plant-Based Cauliflower Gratin

Potato gratin is delicious, but not exactly the most figure friendly dish out there. If you’re craving that kind of comfort food but you’ve already been indulging like crazy this holiday season and want to incorporate a bit more veggies and healthier alternatives, this Plant-Based Cauliflower Gratin is a great choice. You can serve this for any dinner – from a weeknight dinner with the family to a holiday feast.

This dish is made dairy-free and plant-based thanks to the use of Loca Plant-Based Potato Queso. This dairy-free “cheese” sauce is delicious as a dip with chips or in recipes. It’s become a favorite in my house and in the Gluten Free & More office!

Need more ideas for holiday sides? Get more gluten-free, dairy-free side dish recipes.

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Plant-Based Cauliflower Au Gratin in two white ramekins with handles on the sides
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Plant-Based Cauliflower Gratin

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 large head cauliflower , broken into florets
  • 2 large shallots , peeled and cut in half length wise
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar Loca Plant-Based Potato Queso
  • ½ cup chopped almonds
  • ½ cup gluten-free panko breadcrumbs


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the cauliflower florets, the shallots and poblano pepper on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Roast for 20 minutes, turning halfway through. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees.
  • Put the pepper in a small bowl and cover until cool enough to handle. Place the cauliflower in a large bowl. Chop the shallots and add to the cauliflower. Peel the pepper, remove the seeds, and chop. Add to the cauliflower along with the jar of queso. Transfer to a greased 8- or 9-inch baking dish.
  • Put the almonds and breadcrumbs in a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle over the cauliflower. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.


Nutrition Facts
Plant-Based Cauliflower Gratin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 514mg21%
Potassium 663mg19%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 74IU1%
Vitamin C 84mg102%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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