Friday, June 17, 2011

Scalloped Cauliflower

Still keeping those carbs away!

Here's a new family favorite. Mind you, we all love cauliflower and this works as a fabulous side for vegetarians and carnivores alike. What I love about this is that it's so easy. Super easy, and it can be prepared ahead of time and placed into the oven about a half hour before serving. I always love stuff like that!


You'll need:

1 head of cauliflower
3 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
2 tsp wheat germ
3/4 cup shredded cheddar

Break cauliflower into bite-size pieces, and steam in saucepan or microwave until slightly tender. Drain and place in a bowl.

Melt butter in a small saucepan or skillet, use half to pour over the cauliflower in the bowl and toss so that it's all coated.

Add bread crumbs and wheat germ to the remaining butter. Mix well and keep over low heat until well combined.

Pour contents of bowl into an ovenproof casserole. I used a 10 x 13 glass pan. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture, then cheese over the top. Bake at 350 F for about 25 minutes.

Serve with your favorite entree!

Now, isn't that easy?

Thank you so much for helping GRACE INTERRUPTED hit the B&N mass market paperback mystery bestseller list at #4. I am wildly excited!!


Happy eating and happy reading!
Best always,


Congratulations to Wendy Lyn Watson on the release of A Parfait Murderthe third in her Mystery A La Mode series.

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from A Criminal Element.

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And congratulations to our friend Riley Adams (aka Elizabeth Spann Craig)
on the release of Finger Lickin' Dead,
the 2nd book in her Memphis BBQ Mystery series (and does it have great recipes!)
Click here to read a review of Finger Lickin' Dead from Mason Canyon's Thoughts in Progress. Click here to read Diane's review at the Book Resort.

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  1. How appropriate for National Eat Your Veggies Day --

    Could not resist sending --

  2. What a nice way to work in a healthy food, Julie! If I prepare cauliflower like this, then even the kids will eat it. :) Thanks for sharing.

  3. Liz - really? This is National Eat Your Veggies Day? How cool is that! I'll be exploring those links! Thank you!

    Elizabeth - easy, delicious. What I like best!

  4. Wow, Liz! I love that Taylor Takes a Taste site! Gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Congratulations on Grace Interrupted grabbing the #4 slot at B&N. That's so exciting!

    Is there something about breadcrumbs and cauliflower? My mother always browned butter with breadcrumbs and poured it over a whole steamed cauliflower. I never quite understood that. Baking it with cheese sounds sooo much better!

    ~ Krista

  6. Thanks, Krista! Until this recipe, I'd never used bread crumbs with cauliflower. A little butter, a little salt and pepper, and I was done. That's still my favorite way to prepare it. But this is a good change of pace. Everything's better with cheese, right Avery?

  7. Go, Grace, go! Sweet news on the B&N bestseller list, Julie, and thanks for another healthy vegetarian recipe. Perfect for lighter (yet still tasty) summer eating. Have a wonderful weekend!

    ~ Cleo Coffeehouse
    Cleo Coyle on Twitter

  8. Julie, eat your veggies day super post! Yes, everything tastes better with cheese. :)

    Congrats on the B&N bestseller list. You deserve it! Enjoy.



  9. Thanks, Cleo! Thanks, Avery! Happy it's Friday. Even happier it's Eat Your Veggies Day. Can't wait to tell the family!

  10. Good job Julie funny my 8 year old told me first thing this morning about Eat your Veggies Day. I asked him how he knew and he said "mom it was on tv". The kids love cauliflower as long as it has some type of cheese otherwise they will refuse to eat it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  11. How cool that they're promoting Veggie day to kids on TV. And they say that it's a vast wasteland! Not today! Thanks Babs!