Cauliflower Cheese Pie

Cauliflower Pie with Grated Potato Crust

I had to share this Cauliflower Pie with Grated Potato Crust recipe simply because I love the crust! Looking at the ingredient list you may think the pie to be heavy. In fact it is surprisingly light and not greasy at all. The flavor combination of this savory pie is delicious and a perfect dinner for a cold winter night. Leftovers make a great lunch too.

Here in Santa Rosa, California we have been having interesting weather. Last week we had the hottest day on record for the time of year. A few days later we had tornado force winds. Yesterday we had a hail storm that turned our yard completely white… which is extremely rare in these parts.

Our hail covered yard

I just learned that we are going to have an atmospheric river this week that will dump 4 to 7 inches of water in our region. We are currently in a drought so the water is welcome but when it comes all at once it is likely to cause flooding. On top of the weather extremes we had a small earthquake right in the middle of the wind event. In the nearly 50 years that I have lived in Sonoma County I have not experienced the kind of assault by mother nature that we do now. As our world stays-in-place in protection against Covid19, here in Northern California we also hunker down as the weather dictates. The conditions we are living amongst makes me all the more grateful to have a home and plenty at a time that many go without.

Days that I am forced to stay inside are usually days spent in the kitchen. For me cooking is a positive and productive way to spend time. Cooking warms our home, provides sustenance and is a creative outlet. Today I chose to make this Cauliflower Pie with Grated Potato Crust because it is a comfort-food kind of recipe that is made with vegetables rather than flour.

Cauliflower Pie
Cauliflower Pie with Shredded Potato Crust

This Cauliflower Pie with Shredded Potato Crust recipe was adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, the Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my husband and I do. If so please post a comment (below) and rate the recipe. It helps the success of this blog. Thank you!

Cauliflower Pie with Grated Potato Crust

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Recipe by Jackie’s Veggie Kitchen Course: Dinner, Lunch, VegetarianDifficulty: Medium


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Ingredients for the Grated Potato Crust

  • 2 cups raw grated potato (packed)

  • 1/4 cup grated onion

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1 egg white lightly beaten (or flax egg)

  • Ingredients for Cauliflower Pie
  • I Tbs. olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 cloves garlic minced

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • to taste black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil

  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme

  • 1 small head cauliflower cut into pieces 1 inch or so.

  • 2 eggs or flax eggs

  • 1 cup oat milk or any milk other than coconut.

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (non-dairy or dairy) I prefer Vio Life if using non-dairy.

  • 1 lemon cut into wedges


  • Directions for making the Shredded Potato Crust
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Combine crust ingredients in a bowl. Mix with clean hands until well mixed. Let sit for a couple of minutes then drain off excess liquid.
  • Transfer to pie plate and pat into place. Build up sides so that you have a nice edge.Potato Pie Crust
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Then brush the crust with a little oil and bake for 10 more minutes. If edges are brown following the first 30 minutes tent the crust with tin foil so that the crust is covered but air can circulate.
  • Directions for for making the Cauliflower Pie filling
  • Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion, garlic, salt, pepper and herbs and saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Add Cauliflower, stir and cover. Cook until just tender, stirring occasionally (about 8 minutes or so).
  • Spread 1/2 of the cheese on the crust (its ok if it is warm). Spoot the sauteed vegetables on top. Then sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  • Beat eggs and milk together and pour over top. Dust with paprika.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Serve hot or warm with lemon wedges on the side. Squeeze a little lemon over each serving (optional).


  • Use a food processor to grate the potatoes and chop onions to ease prep.

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