Baked Whole Cauliflower

Baked Whole Cauliflower


"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."


45 m servings 149 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 149 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.7g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 380 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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. 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. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
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  1. 410 Ratings


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 unt...

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 conv...

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 wou...

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 direct...

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!

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 ...

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 ...

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 favori...

Although the cauliflower took a long time to steam, we really enjoyed this dish. Even the veggie-haters at our table were impressed.