Rustic Cauliflower Bake

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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.ashleychasesdinner

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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21 days ago Michelle Nellett-Levy

Any idea how many cups of cauliflower are needed?

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21 days ago ashleychasesdinner

Hi Michelle,
I just look for the biggest head of cauliflower I can find. So depending on that, you could get anywhere from 2-4 cups easily. I've never measured the cups, like I said, I just look for the biggest one I can find. Hope this helps!!

Stringio

26 days ago JULIA SAMERSOVA

today i added raw garlic and raw spinach - yum!

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21 days ago ashleychasesdinner

That would be wonderful! Definitely trying that!!

Stringio

about 1 month ago JULIA SAMERSOVA

OMG -This is the most delicious dish ever! It was gone in minutes! The whole family devoured it! Instant classic!

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30 days ago ashleychasesdinner

So great to hear everyone enjoyed it Julia!!

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about 1 month ago Lynne Anstey

Really, really delicious - I now have a new love of cauliflower. Followed the recipe exactly and used panko breadcrumbs. Pairs well with peas. Will serve to company and wait for raves!

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about 1 month ago ashleychasesdinner

Oh yay! How great is that to have a new love of cauliflower! I will try with peas, so thank you for that tip. I look forward to the company raves!!

Stringio

about 1 month ago Monica Maher Junge

Will take your comments into consideration when I make it Mark Oviatt.
But I love tomato.

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about 1 month ago Lynne Anstey

Found it - thanks. Dish is in the oven.

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about 1 month ago ashleychasesdinner

So glad you found the ground mustard. Hope you enjoyed it!

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about 1 month ago Mark Oviatt

Came out really good. I will change 1 thing next time I cook this. Even though mustard goes well with cabbage anything, like fruit anything goes with pork anything, I will reduce the dry mustard in half to 1 tablespoon next time. BTW - The tomato slices were good but optional in my opinion.

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about 1 month ago ashleychasesdinner

Good to hear Mark. I tend to like bold flavor, so great suggestions for those that want to ease into it.

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about 1 month ago AllyK

This was completely delicious and a big hit with my family! Will definitely make again.

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about 1 month ago ashleychasesdinner

That's great AllyK! Glad you enjoyed!

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about 1 month ago Lynne Anstey

Can you please tell what you mean by "ground mustard"....mustard powder?

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about 1 month ago ashleychasesdinner

Yes, it is in the spice isle. It will say 'ground mustard.'

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about 1 month ago Lynne Anstey

But not English "hot mustard" powder, correct?

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about 1 month ago ashleychasesdinner

Correct, I just used 'ground mustard.' If I could figure out how to attach a picture of my jar, I would! It should be in the spice isle.

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about 1 month ago AllyKrue

how long to cook the cauliflower?

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about 1 month ago ashleychasesdinner

AllyKrue, it doesn't take long when steaming in the broth. Check with a fork after 5 to 7 minutes and if it's the tenderness of your preference, then your good. If not, keeping a close eye until it's reached the tenderness you want. Enjoy!

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about 1 month ago Monica Maher Junge

Oh, when you print it out tomato is there, sorryl, me bad.

Stringio

about 1 month ago Monica Maher Junge

I will try this but the ingredient list doesn't mention tomatoes, just sayin...but it sounds great.

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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.

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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.

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almost 3 years ago susan shea

what is powdered onion?

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almost 3 years ago ashleychasesdinner

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

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about 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 :)

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about 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.

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about 3 years ago ashleychasesdinner

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

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about 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Perfect comfort food, as AJ says!

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about 3 years ago ashleychasesdinner

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

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about 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!

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about 4 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

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

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about 4 years ago ashleychasesdinner

Thanks!!