Recipe By Ariela
Published Jun 8th
Prep 5m Cook 40m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 6 servings Calories 148.5

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

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup margarine, melted
  • ⅓ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅓ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 pinch dried oregano

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Clean cauliflower, and trim off leaves and any brown spots. Place the 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.
  2. 2 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, melted margarine. Season with garlic powder, salt, red pepper flakes, and oregano, and mix well. Place the head of cauliflower into a baking dish, and coat with the breadcrumb mixture.
  3. 3 Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 148.5
  • Carbohydrate 14.7 g
  • Cholesterol 1.6 mg
  • Fat 8.7 g
  • Fiber 4.1 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.8 g
  • Sodium 379.5 mg
  • Sugar 4.1 g


  1. I was a little disappointed in this. I read the prior reviews and followed the frequent suggestion of brushing melted butter onto the cauliflower and then dredging it through the crumb mixture rather than just mixing the butter in with the crumbs. However even having done that the crumbs didn't stick well. Maybe a light - Read more ...
  2. This was beautiful and delicious. I chose to prepare this whole and it made a beautiful presentation (check out the photo I submitted). This is what I did to make it turn out really beautiful and coated all over: Steamed as directed in recipe. Then I mixed all the dry ingredients(no butter) in a large - Read more ...
  3. The secret to having cauliflower with flavor is steaming/simmering it in chicken broth. Then put it in the oven with the breadcrumb mixture. Yummmmmmmy!
  4. I used the suggestion of another member and cut the cauliflower into pieces and then simmered it in chicken broth until tender. I then drained it tossed it with the mixture and baked as directed. It was a HUGE hit! My husband ate all but the one serving that I ate at dinner tonight! Great - Read more ...
  5. Before making this recipe I read most of the reviews. Here is what I did to infuse flavor into the cauliflower. I cut the cauliflower into bite-size pieces and simmered it in chicken broth until tender crisp, drained it, then tossed the cauliflower with the bread crumb topping. I transfered the whole mixture to a - Read more ...
  6. Best cauliflower ever!!! I tested this out on just the 2 of us - cooking it whole - I was skeptical on how it would be to serve. TRY IT - it is really easy and I think will definitely be a conversation piece at the table. My guy looooved it! I followed recipe exactly - Read more ...
  7. Loved this! I cut up & micro steamed the cauliflower (in a pampered chef micro steamer) which took minutes then baked it....YUM! I will next time drizzle the butter and then the bread crumbs as others have suggested but the taste of the end result is ohh so yummy! Thanks Ariela!!
  8. I have made this recipe twice and loved it! The first time I also had a little trouble getting the bread coating to stick to the sides. That was a little disappointing cause the presentation would be much improved with a nice, over all golden coating. The second time I made it I used a - Read more ...
  9. Hooray...I have found a new way to prepare cauliflower. My hubby and I love veggies and cauliflower is at the top of our list. Steaming and stir-frying were getting old but this is my favorite new way to prepare it. I absolutely love this. Can't say much for the kids. I don't think my four - Read more ...
  10. This is the most delicious recipe I've ever tried. I took the advice of one of the reviewers, and cut the head into large pieces. I "steamed" it in the microwave. It was hard to get the mixture to stick, so on my second try (the head was big enough to make two "cookings")I melted - Read more ...

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