WannaRub Cheesy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

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  • 1 Large Whole Cauliflower (core removed)
  • 1/2 Cup Butter (melted)
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 4 Tbsp WannaRub mixed with 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • Cheddar Cheese Sauce (see below)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Make an aluminum bowl or use an oven proof bowl, place on rimmed baking sheet
  3. Place cauliflower in bowl and brush with melted butter on top and bottom
  4. Sprinkle in sea salt and WannaRub/Brown sugar mixture
  5. Cover with foil and bake in oven for 30 minutes
  6. Remove foil after 30 minutes and bake for another 30 minutes uncovered
  7. Remove from oven, place on serving dish and cover with cheese sauce
  8. Sprinkle the remaining mixture of WannaRub/Brown Sugar mixture on top
  9. Serve and enjoy!

Cheddar Cheese Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 Stick Salted Butter
  • 1 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp WannaRub
  • 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Cup Milk or Half and Half
  • 2 Cups Shredded Mild or Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar Cheese Sauce Preparation

Melt butter over low heat, add flour and stir until bubbly. Slowly add milk, whisking until smooth and thickened with a slight boil, stir in 1 Tbsp WannaRub, and cook for about 2 minutes over low heat. Stir in cheese until melted. You can make the sauce ahead and reheat in Microwave before topping cauliflower.

Josh PowersWannaRub Cheesy Whole Roasted Cauliflower