Cheesy, Creamy Delicious Roasted Cauliflower Bake

Cauliflower, an acquired taste for me. I used to find it smelly and the taste was not a favorite. Why? Because it was badly cooked. Mushy, liquidy pieces of cauliflower badly seasoned in a plate, serving as a side for a cut of meat or fish.

Not this one. This one is creamy, scrumptious, delicious, comforting, and very well seasoned. It is a great dish for a winter/fall day/night (which does not mean you cannot have it during summer or spring), when you want something easy to make but still bursting with flavour.

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Roasted Cauliflower with the Goods

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  • GF
Filling, creamy and delicious. This is how I can describe this dish. Perfect for a winter meal (I had it in full tropical summer though), it is really something to add to your days!
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:40 mins
  • Serves:2
  • Freezable:Yes

Nutrition per portion

Ingredients
  • 1 cup cut cauliflower florets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil/butter/coconut oil
  • 150 ml cream
  • 30g grated cheddar
  • 40g grated mozzarella
  • 50 g bacon
  • 25g guanciale
  • 25g spianata picante or "pepperoni"
  • salt, black pepper and nutmeg to taste
Method

For the roasted cauliflower

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC
  • In an oven proof dish add the cauliflower and olive oil, and mix well to coat all the floret pieces
  • Roast for 15 minutes

For the sauce and toppings

  • while the cauliflower is roasting, chop the bacon and guanciale and dry fry until crispy, reserve
  • In a bowl, add the cream, seasoning, half the bacon, spianata and guanciale, and half the cheese and mix
  • Add the mix to the oven proof dish where the cauliflower was roasted, mix well
  • Add the remaining grated cheese on top
  • Add the remaining meats
  • Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden
Spianata and guanciale are Italian. Guanciale can be replaced with more bacon, while spianata can be replaced with what some countries call pepperoni (in Italy peperoni is bell peppers, there is no pepperoni. Spicy salami is called salami with pepperoncino or salami picante), or even more bacon.

 

 

 

2 comments

  1. Motoguzzimomma - Christine

    One of my favourites. Thank you 🙂

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    1. heelsandspices

      💕

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