This is one of those recipes that I had to try because it looked so interesting, and it got rave reviews on allrecipies.com.
I was not disappointed!
The cauliflower was tender, sweet, and had just the right amount of crunch with the yummy topping.
My girls enjoyed this too…the cauliflower was really very sweet.
This is a fun side to try out when bagged broccoli and salad sound a bit too familiar and boring (speaking from experience of course!)!!
Making your own gluten free breadcrumbs for whole roasted cauliflower
Making your own gluten free (or any!) breadcrumbs is EASY!
I like to save my stale and end pieces (and lets be honest, some failed gf vegan bread recipes too!) over time in bag in the freezer.
When I need some gluten free bread crumbs, I pulse the whole bag, thawed, in my food processor until the texture of fine crumbs is reached. I use them just like this, fresh. BUT since they are not dried out, you will have to store these crumbs in the freezer. Otherwise, they will mold.
Additional recipes using cauliflower:
- My roasted cauliflower recipe has 4 different variations we rotate through regularly!
- Thick and creamy. this keto chocolate shake actually has cauliflower too!
- Keto bacon cauliflower gratin = yum!!
- Creamy cauliflower soup looks like soup perfection!
Whole Roasted Cauliflower Recipe w/ GF Breading:
If you try this playful and interesting dinner side, be sure to come back and leave a comment below!
Roasted Whole Cauliflower w/ Breading
An entire head of cauliflower is roasted and coated in a savory gluten free breading for an irresistible dinner side!
- 1 large head cauliflower
- 1/2 cup gluten free bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan or grated vegan cheese
- 3 tablespoons allowed butter melted (vegan or regular). Avocado oil would also work.
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
Clean cauliflower, and trim off leaves and any brown spots. Remove most of tough stem, leaving enough to keep the head intact.
Place the whole head of cauliflower into a large pot, and add one inch of water. Cover, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for about 15 minutes or until tender (a fork pierces easily).
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, cheese, and melted butter. Season with the garlic powder, salt, red pepper flakes, and oregano.
Place the head of cauliflower into a baking dish, and coat with the breadcrumb mixture.
Bake for about 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
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