Rustic Cauliflower Bake

By • October 5, 2010 • 12 Comments

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Author Notes: This recipe was inspired by French Women Don't Get Fat cookbook. This book had a recipe using cauliflower over pasta with bread crumbs baked on top. I reworked this recipe without the pasta and added a whole lot of other great ingredients. This cauliflower recipe is sure to please even the fussiest of eaters.ashleypiersonchasesdinner

Serves 4 to 6

  • 1 bunch cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ground mustard
  • ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese- finely grated
  • 1 tomato- sliced
  • 1/2 cup fine bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • paprika
  1. Cook cauliflower in chicken broth until just tender. Use 1/2 cup chicken broth and 1/2 cup water.
  2. Mix together worcestershire sauce, onion, ground mustard, black pepper, sour cream, and cheddar cheese.
  3. Fold this mixture gently with the cooked cauliflower until well coated. Place in a 2.5 quart baking dish. (Spray baking dish with cooking spray before pouring in mixture.)
  4. Slice tomatoes thinly and place over top of cauliflower mixture.
  5. Mix bread crumbs with melted butter.
  6. Sprinkle bread crumbs and paprika on top of tomatoes and cauliflower mixture.
  7. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 35 minutes.
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Tags: Jennifer Steinhauer, Jenny, Jenny's in the Kitchen, jestei

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over 1 year ago SMSF

Oh, I really wanted to like this dish and was excited to make it, especially since I had all of the ingredients on hand : )
But I found the flavor combination to be kind of strange. We kind of picked at it, but this one won't be a repeat for me.


over 2 years ago jstew52

I made the not-so-slimming version with 1.5 pounds of cauliflower and .5 pounds of pasta. Doubled the other ingredients as well and subbed Lea and Perrins' chicken marinade (a blonde version of worcestershire, I suppose). Delish.


over 2 years ago susan shea

what is powdered onion?


over 2 years ago ashleypiersonchasesdinner

Hi Susan,
Powered onion can be found in the spice isle. But no need to go purchase, just cut an onion and chop finely.


almost 3 years ago vbeale

Tried this recipe last night, and my husband and I didn't like it, but I think it was because I'm not a huge fan of worcestershire sauce, except as part of a steak marinade. I'm definitely going to try it again without worcestershire and maybe with a little extra sour cream and cheese! Thanks for sharing this recipe :)


almost 3 years ago Rocky

This is outstanding. I added to dinner a dinner menu at the last minute after seeing Jenny's post. Deeeelicious. Leftovers are awesome, too.


almost 3 years ago ashleypiersonchasesdinner

Thanks Rocky. I didn't see Jenny's post! Thanks for the heads up. I did see the beautiful pictures!! Glad you enjoyed.


about 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Perfect comfort food, as AJ says!


about 3 years ago ashleypiersonchasesdinner

Yes, definitely. I even got my husband to eat cauliflower!


almost 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Made it tonight and really really LOVED it!!!! I made a few changes due to poor planning on my part - I was missing a few of the ingredients - but I kept the soul of the recipe in place and I ended up eating the entire dish. Worst part? No left overs for tomorrow!


almost 4 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Yummm, this is nice. Comfort food! ;o)


almost 4 years ago ashleypiersonchasesdinner