Quick, simple & delicious. this Macaroni and Cauliflower Bake is the perfect dish for dinner parties or to satisfy hungry kids. Try Gordon Ramsay’s recipe here.
Recipe ~ Baked Brocolli and Cauliflower Casserole
1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning, divided
1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli florets, thawed
1 package (16 ounces) frozen cauliflower florets, thawed
2 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper, Coarse Ground
1 1/4 cups milk
4 ounces (1/2 package) cream cheese, cubed
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Mix bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons melted butter and 1/2 teaspoon of the Italian seasoning in small bowl. Set aside. Cut up any large broccoli or cauliflower florets into bite-size pieces.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour, remaining 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, garlic salt and pepper.
Add milk; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
Add cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese; cook and stir until cream cheese is melted. Add vegetables; toss gently to coat. Spoon into 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle top evenly with crumb mixture.
Bake 40 minutes or until heated through and top is lightly browned.
Recipe ~ Healthy Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust
Pizza CAN BE healthy! If you cut this crust into 8 slices, each piece of crust (without toppings) has only 50 calories, 2 carbs and 5 grams of protein! There’s no need to feel guilty about eating a few slices, several times a week!!
- ½ head cauliflower (about 2 cups riced)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese (or Vegan alternative)
- 1 egg, beaten (or Vegan egg-substitute — flaxseed, chia or powdered egg substitute)
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- Pre-heat oven to 400° F.
- Prep a cookie sheet or pizza stone by grease it with oil. You can grease the cookie sheet or use greased aluminum foil. It will stick if you don’t grease it properly!! (I used a Pampered Chef baking stone, and made sure to spray it before putting on the crust.
- Remove the stems and leaves from your cauliflower and chop the florets into chunks. Add to a food processor (I used my Vitamix) and pulse just until the texture is similar to rice. If you don’t have a food processor or Vitamix, you can grate the cauliflower with a cheese grater or chop it.
- Sauté cauliflower “rice” in a non-stick skillet over medium heat and cook until translucent, approximately 6-8 minutes. (You can use the microwave for this as well. Just place cauliflower in an uncovered microwave-safe bowl and cook for 8 minutes.)
- In a bowl, combine the cooked cauliflower with all remaining ingredients.
- Spread dough out evenly over foil (or stone) – about ¼ to ⅓ of an inch thick. The pizza should be about 9-10 inches in diameter.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden, crispy on the edges and cooked through the middle.
- Remove the crust from the oven.
- Top with pizza sauce and toppings. Be careful not to add too many heavy toppings as you don’t want to weigh down the crust.
- Broil the pizza for 5 minutes, or until the toppings are hot and the cheese is melted. Allow the pizza to cool for 2-3 minutes then cut and serve immediately.
Recipe ~ Spicey Whole Roasted Cauliflower
- Start to Finish: 1 hour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 head cauliflower
1½ cups plain Greek yogurt
1 lime, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons chile powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 400° and lightly grease a small baking sheet with vegetable oil. Set aside.
2. Trim the base of the cauliflower to remove any green leaves and the woody stem.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt with the lime zest and juice, chile powder, cumin, garlic powder, curry powder, salt and pepper.
4. Dunk the cauliflower into the bowl and use a brush or your hands to smear the marinade evenly over its surface. (Excess marinade can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days and used with meat, fish or other veggies.)
5. Place the cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet and roast until the surface is dry and lightly browned, 30 to 40 minutes. The marinade will make a crust on the surface of the cauliflower.
6. Let the cauliflower cool for 10 minutes before cutting it into wedges and serving alongside a big green salad.
RECIPE ~ Cauliflower Risotto (It’s Paleo!)
- 2 medium beetroot, cut into chunks
- 2 tsp. olive or coconut oil
- ½ head cauliflower
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1 small brown onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- ¼ cup white wine, optional
- ¼ vegetable stock (or stock of your choice)
- ½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
- ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan (optional)
- 1 cup arugula leaves
- flaked Parmesan and cracked black pepper, to serve
Preheat oven to 200 C (about 400 Fahrenheit).
Toss beetroot in oil. Place on a baking tray and roast for 30-40 minutes until tender.
Meanwhile, grate the cauliflower on the larger side of a cheese grater, or pulse in a food processor until it’s rice sized. Wrap the riced cauliflower in a couple of paper towels and squeeze to remove any excess moisture.
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook stirring for 5 minutes until soft. Add garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes.
Add wine and bring to boil. Add cauliflower rice and stock. Cook until liquid is almost absorbed. Add beetroot chunks. Cook until heated through.
Remove from heat.
Stir through walnuts, Parmesan and rocket.
Divide between a plate and a lunchbox. Serve with flaked Parmesan and cracked black pepper.