Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Baked Cauliflower Casserole

After harvesting a nice head of cheddar cauliflower, the white moths that lay the eggs that become green cabbage lopper worms got under my floating row cover so I picked the rest of the cauliflowers before the eggs hatched.  I ended up with a few small heads of Graffiti Hybrid and Veronica Romanesco Cauliflowers.  I forgot to take a shot before Bev cut them up so here are some shots from the web and mine were just a smaller version.

She used a recipe from Steamy Kitchen authored by professional recipe developer Jaden Hair and followed it except she omitted the olive oil.

Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon and Garlic - Adapted from Steamy Kitchen

1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
6 cloves garlic, halved
3 strips bacon, cut into bite sized pieces
2 teaspoons olive oil
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
Shredded cheddar
Grated parmesan

Heat oven to 375F.  On a baking sheet (Bev used a casserole dish), toss together the cauliflower, garlic slices, bacon and olive oil.
Roast for 20 minutes until bacon is crisp and cauliflower is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

When nearly done she added a little white cheddar and parmesan cheese.

It was pretty and tasty but I would have preferred more cheese.  The next night she added additional cheeses and reheated the leftovers, and I thought it was very good.

All photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

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  1. That colored cauliflower is so pretty. My favorite recipe is a mustard, mayo, onion mixture smeared over a head of cauliflower and microwaved and then topped with cheese. I should blog about it. I didn't now Steamy Kitchen was a professional recipe developer. I always thought that would be a great job.

  2. I have never seen cauliflower that looked like that before.. it's gorgeous! So pretty I might change my mind on cauliflower!! Love the use of bacon - again, something that could definitely get me to eat it!

  3. The cauliflower casserole sounds delicious and I love the color.

  4. Too bad about the moths, at least you caught it and got to eat a little. The recipe looks delicious- I mean bacon makes everything better!

  5. Love the colors - looks terrific. Extra cheese is always a good idea.

  6. Isn't roasted cauliflower delicious. I discovered it last year. Your purple one looks amazing roasted, and aren't cauliflower and cheese such great companions!

    I roasted some tonight, before I saw your recipe. I'll be roasting the rest with bacon - drool ...........

  7. Larry, This would be one way to get Laurie to eat her cauliflower. Just add cheese and bacon! It's a colorful dish, thats for sure... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  8. #$(# white moths!

    I've never seen purple cauliflower, that's wild.

  9. Wow, that purple cauliflower is just beautiful. I think I could break my "no purple food" rule to try that!


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