Baked Whole Cauliflower

If you thought you didn't like cauliflower, try this! It's an awesome treat for a festive table. A beautiful presentation and something out of the ordinary.


6 servings


1 large head cauliflower
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 pinch dried oregano


Clean cauliflower, and trim off leaves and any brown spots. Place whole head of cauliflower into a steamer basket, place the basket in a large pot, and add one inch of water. Cover, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for about 20 minutes or until tender.

Preheat the oven to 375°F (191°C). In a medium bowl, mix together bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, melted butter. Season with garlic powder, salt, red pepper flakes, and oregano, and mix well. Place head of cauliflower into a baking dish, and coat with bread crumb mixture.

Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories: 149; Total Fat: 8.7 g; Cholesterol: 2 mg; Sodium: 380 mg; Total Carbs: 14.7 g; Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g; Protein: 5 g

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