Florets of cauliflower simmer in a cheesy tomato sauce, then are finished under the broiler with Parmesan and mozzarella cheese for a fresh and easy side dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute until beginning to soften but not brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook another minute. Add the cauliflower; salt and pepper to taste. Cook and stir another minute to combine.

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  • Stir in the sauce and white wine; add 1 tablespoon of the parsley. Cook and stir 5 minutes at a low simmer.

  • Turn heat to medium-low, cover. Cook until cauliflower is almost tender, about 10 more minutes, stirring a few times.

  • Turn broiler to high. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray lightly with cooking spray.

  • Pour cauliflower and tomato sauce onto the baking sheet. Gently scoop some of the tomato sauce back over the top of the cauliflower. Spread the cauliflower evenly on the sheet.

  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese then mozzarella cheese over the cauliflower.

  • Broil until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned in spots, about 2 minutes. Watch carefully so cheese doesn't burn. Let rest 3 minutes before transferring to serving platter. Garnish with remaining fresh parsley.

Nutrition Facts

312 calories; protein 12.6g 25% DV; carbohydrates 26.5g 9% DV; fat 16g 25% DV; cholesterol 26mg 9% DV; sodium 892.4mg 36% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2014
This is a really nice light tasting dish that just feels fresh when you are eating it. I can't explain that it just does. I can definitely see me making this again. Thank you BW! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2014
This is a really nice light tasting dish that just feels fresh when you are eating it. I can't explain that it just does. I can definitely see me making this again. Thank you BW! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2014
This made for an easy fresh and flavorful dinner! I simmered the cauliflower in the sauce about 20 minutes. I decided not to broil the cheese this time because it smelled so delicious I couldn't wait any longer. I highly recommend this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2014
This was great! A new way to cook cauliflower is always appreciated. I followed recipe except I used an Italian blend of cheese. Can't wait to share with my low carb eating friends. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2015
This is a quick and easy side dish I came up with to utilize a jar of tomato sauce and not wanting pasta. Its great for those on a low-carb diet or can be eaten with a main dish. I tried to keep it simple and the flavors fresh. I hope you enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2015
Both my husband and I liked the taste of this sauce but I found it to be a little runny to be an attractive side dish. I elected to serve it over linguine instead and it made a different but tasty meatless main course. The gooey broiled cheeses really added to this dish and I would not omit them as other have. I will make this again but next time if I want to use it as a side dish I will simmer the sauce a bit longer before adding the cauliflower. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2016
This is lovely way to use cauliflower! The sauce gets a bit runny but I just soaked it all up with some fresh Italian bread. Great flavor easy to put together and a new way to eat cauliflower (I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate it in meals). Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2015
The best thing about cauliflower is its versatility- I did something similar to this dish but put my own twist on it! I first baked the cauliflower florets (an entire head because it shrinks) with diced onion diced tomato and chopped uncooked bacon with a light spray of EVOO and a dash of seasoning salt. I put it on a baking tray and let it roast at 425 for about 15 minutes until dark golden brown and crispy. I then took a round baking dish and first put a spoon full of sauce then the cauliflower mix Portuguese sausage parmesan cheese fresh chopped basil then Prego Roasted Garlic sauce (it was what I had in my pantry but chicken and white sauce would be good too!) and repeated until all the fixins were in the dish. I then took some home made bread crumbs and left over cheese to cover the top and baked again at 425 for about 15 minutes until the cheese was browned. It turned out great and hubby loved it (he's my guinea pig for new recipes). It went well with Hahn wine too! It was a great "baked pasta" dish but fewer carbs. Cauliflower can be used in lieu of or in conjunction with breads pizza crust pasta mac n' cheese or any carb- heavy dish. Hope you will try and enjoy! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2017
we liked it didn't take out of the sauce to put on a sheet pan and broil but threw the whole pan in there...kids not wild about it Read More