A quick, delightful dish that is easy to make and sure to please! Those who say they hate cauliflower always enjoy this dish.

JEH30

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add cauliflower, cover, and cook for about 10 minutes. Drain, and place in a 2 quart casserole dish.

  • In a small bowl mix together butter, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, salt, and red pepper flakes. Sprinkle mixture over cauliflower, and top with Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

307 calories; protein 10.5g 21% DV; carbohydrates 14.5g 5% DV; fat 24.1g 37% DV; cholesterol 64.1mg 21% DV; sodium 498.7mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2006
I gave this 4 stars because I didn't change the ingredients. It's a good combination. I knew I'd end up with a goopy mess by mixing bread crumbs and parmesan cheese with melted butter so here's how I made it: I steamed the cauliflower instead of boiling it. Added the red pepper flakes to the melted butter and poured it over the cauliflower then lightly sprinkled cauliflower with bread crumbs (about an 1/8 cup) then sprinkled on 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and topped it off with 1 cup of extra sharp cheddar and baked as directed. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2003
I wasn't that impressed with this recipe. It was rather spicy from the red pepper flakes so those could definitely be cut down along with the bread crumbs. It also was on the high fat side the bottom was swimming in butter. I also ended up adding extra cheese to it because once the topping was eaten the rest of the cauliflower was plain. Read More
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298 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 147
  • 4 star values: 98
  • 3 star values: 33
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2006
I gave this 4 stars because I didn't change the ingredients. It's a good combination. I knew I'd end up with a goopy mess by mixing bread crumbs and parmesan cheese with melted butter so here's how I made it: I steamed the cauliflower instead of boiling it. Added the red pepper flakes to the melted butter and poured it over the cauliflower then lightly sprinkled cauliflower with bread crumbs (about an 1/8 cup) then sprinkled on 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and topped it off with 1 cup of extra sharp cheddar and baked as directed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2003
I liked this and will make it again but may I please make 3 suggestions? This recipe has the potential for greatness but there are some changes necessary. #1 Reduce the breadcrumbs; I agree with one of the previous reviewers~ 2/3 cup is way too much, it absorbs all of the liquid. #2 Use a combination of cheese mixtures; Cheddar and American, Cheddar and Jack etc..it works! Last, feel free to use frozen cauliflower, if you like. I encourage the folks to give this recipe another try, it is a delicious way to get the family to eat "white brocolli". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
This recipe is very good. If you would like to try a 'lite' version of this recipe, you can omit the butter. I combined this recipe with a recipe I already make. I make sure the cauliflower is well cooked and drained well, then mash it with a potato masher. Without using any butter, I blend the parmesan, salt and pepper, then top with the bread crumbs and more parmesan. Both ways make a great way to make cauliflower yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2007
I made this recipe the same way as VICSGARDEN did (I'll copy/paste his review). The only thing I changed about the recipe is that I mixed the bread crumbs and other seasonings together before sprinkling onto the cauliflower. From VICSGARDEN: I gave this 4 stars because I didn't change the ingredients. It's a good combination. I knew I'd end up with a goopy mess by mixing bread crumbs and parmesan cheese with melted butter so here's how I made it: I steamed the cauliflower instead of boiling it. Added the red pepper flakes to the melted butter and poured it over the cauliflower then lightly sprinkled cauliflower with bread crumbs (about an 1/8 cup) then sprinkled on 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and topped it off with 1 cup of extra sharp cheddar and baked as directed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2005
I have a similiar recipe..But I use instead of butter I use 1 cup sour cream 1/2 crushed corn flakes 1 cup cheddar cheese half of red bell pepper and half of a orange bell pepper chopped then I mix it and top it off with Parmesan cheese and paprika...Great recipes.Both of them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2004
This was an excellent recipe! I didn t have the problem of butter pooling on the bottom but wish the crumb topping had been a little more dry & crunchy for my tastes. Maybe next time I ll add more bread crumbs and less butter. Also adding broccoli is an excellent idea it will give it better color too. It was a little overpowering to get a bite of just bread topping so instead of sprinkling the bread topping on top I ll mix it in with the cauliflower/broccoli in a bowl before adding to the casserole dish this way every bite of cauliflower also has the tasty topping. Also the casserole layer was too thin so next time I ll make a double batch thus it ll be a layer of cauliflower/broccoli with bread topping cheese sprinkled on top followed by a second layer of cauliflower/broccoli with bread topping finished with cheese on top. With these changes I think it ll be a hit at the office Christmas potluck. I can t wait! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2011
This was very enjoyable but I couldn't help to add a few things I browned some sweet onion garlic and diced jalapeno into a very small amount of butter (maybe 1/8 c or less) and tossed the 1/2 head of steamed cauliflower into in the pan then transferred it to an 8x8 and covered with a lite shredded cheese. Did not use parmesan. When steaming the cauliflower I put italian seasoning garlic and hot pepper flakes into the water for added flavour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
I made this for my husband and myself, and it was great!It was very easy and something different to serve with dinner. My husband's only comment was, maybe more cheese (but he always says that). I will scale down the red pepper, but that's just a personal preference. Thanks for posting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2005
First I read all the reviews. Then enbarked on this recipe journey. LOVED IT!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2003
I wasn't that impressed with this recipe. It was rather spicy from the red pepper flakes so those could definitely be cut down along with the bread crumbs. It also was on the high fat side the bottom was swimming in butter. I also ended up adding extra cheese to it because once the topping was eaten the rest of the cauliflower was plain. Read More
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