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Oven Roasted Chopped Cauliflower
Three Ways to Prepare Oven Roasted Chopped Cauliflower
Oven Roasted Chopped Cauliflower
We love cauliflower.
I saw an article about using cauliflower as a substitute for mashed potatoes. Of course, the flavor was not a fair substitute, but I figured they were going for the texture once the cauliflower was steamed and then mashed. I broke the cauliflower into small florets and then steamed it. I then tried to mash it and it really didn’t work out well for me. I knew I was going to try it again next time I had raw cauliflower on hand. I planned to chop up the cauliflower so it mashed easier.
However, my next attempt did not end up with ‘cauliflower’ mashed potatoes. Instead, it resulted in my my new favorite ways to eat cauliflower. Find out how we prepare oven roasted chopped cauliflower.
Chop Cauliflower in Food Processor
Cook Time for Oven Roasted Chopped Cauliflower
Ingredients for Oven Roasted Chopped Cauliflower
- 1 head Cauliflower, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp Wildtree Zesty Lemon Grapeseed Oil
- 1/4 tsp Garlic salt
- 1/4 cup Kraft 2% Italian Shredded Cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Finely chop cauliflower using food processor
- Put chopped cauliflower in 9x11 Pyrex baking dish (ungreased)
- Pour garlic salt and Wildtree Zesty Lemon Grapeseed oil on cauliflower
- Mix well
- Bake at 375 for 30 minutes
- When baking is complete, remove dish and stir in ¼ cup Kraft Italian Cheese
Nutritional Information for Oven Roasted Chopped Cauliflower
|Serving size: 1/2 cup|
|Calories from Fat||45|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 5 g||8%|
|Saturated fat 1 g||5%|
|Unsaturated fat 4 g|
|Carbohydrates 7 g||2%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 4 g||16%|
|Protein 4 g||8%|
|Cholesterol 2 mg||1%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Consider Adding Asparagus to Your Oven Roasted Chopped Cauliflower
Adding Asparagus or Pine Nuts to the Oven Roasted Chopped Cauliflower
The next time I prepared this side dish I set out three Pyrex dishes. I prepared one head of cauliflower again and distributed it between all three dishes evenly. I prepared each dish identical to the directions above except the following modifications:
Dish A: I stirred in two tablespoons pine nuts (my daughter loves them!)
Dish B: I stirred in ½ pound finely chopped asparagus
Dish C: I prepared exactly as above
I found that I loved all three, but the asparagus was my favorite addition to the subtle lemon cauliflower dish. My daughter and husband preferred the pine nut addition and my four boys still liked the original dish the most.
Quick Facts: Cauliflower
- Low in saturated fat and cholesterol
- Good source of: Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Magnesium and Phosphorus
- Very good source: Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium and Manganese
Quick Facts: Grapeseed Oil
- Lower in saturated fat compared to olive oil
- Inflammatory benefits
- Contains antioxidants
- Contains phytosterols (linked to a lower risk of heart disease)
We Love Cauliflower!
My husband and my kids were thrilled with the new dish. My kids were asking for seconds and commenting that it had the texture of rice. My husband enjoyed the subtle lemon flavor provided by the grapeseed oil.
I simply loved the family raved over a healthy side dish.