Cauliflower belongs the Brassicaceae (Cruciferous) family of vegetables and is often overshadowed by its popular cousin broccoli. This awesome vegetable deserves a regular rotation in your diet because it contains a remarkable array of nutrients, including minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and other phytochemicals.
Cauliflower’s appeal gets better due to its extreme versatility. You can eat it raw, add it to salads, or use it in your cooking like this dish. Cauliflower can even be seasoned and mashed for a healthier version of “mashed potatoes“.
Here is a list of the top health benefits of cauliflower:
Low in Carbs
Boost Heart Health
It’s Rich in Vitamins and Minerals
Boost Your Brain Health
Antioxidants and Phytonutrients Galore
This dish is extremely low carb, low fat, and only 4 Weight Watchers points per serving.
I used a sharp Backstein German cheese but any cheese will do. Just go easy on the cheese as the calories, fat and points will increase with more cheese content.
Oven Roasted Cauliflower Casserole with Cheese Recipe
By March 2, 2015Published:
- Yield: 6 Servings
- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Ready In: 60 mins
- 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp almond flour
- 1/2 cup almond milk unsweetened
- 1/2 cup cheese of choice, shredded
- 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
- 1/4 tsp pepper or to taste
- 1/2 cup parsley chopped
- Toss cauliflower with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and 1 tbsp olive oil. Spread on parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 400F for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat remaining olive oil in small saucepan, add flour and mix until paste forms.
- Add milk and mix without letting it boil. Add cheese and salt/pepper to taste.
- When cauliflower is done, pour into a greased baking dish sprinkle with about half of the parsley and pour sauce over cauliflower.
- Bake for additional 10 minutes and garnish with the rest of the parsley.