Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

This Cheesy cauliflower bake is full of cheesy goodness, and is an absolute breeze to prepare. Best of all it's completely gluten free! Check out the complete recipe @ stayathomestraggler.com
 
 Cauliflower and cheese is indeed a winning combo, but that doesn’t mean it never gets boring.
 

This cheesy, cauliflower bake is the same old dish revamped. You don’t even have to like cauliflower (I don’t)! It tastes more like cheesy baked potatoes and frittata rolled into one.

You can eat it as a side dish, use it in place of bread (just bake it a bit thinner) or devour it all on its own as I like to do. it’s not only filled with cheesy goodness, it’s also completely gluten free and an absolute breeze to prepare.
 
Here’s how it’s done… 
 

Ingredients

  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons olive or coconut oil
  • 3 – 4 eggs
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • 2 – 3 heaped tablespoons of tapioca flour
  • 1 cup grated cheese (any type, I like to use a mixture of Cheddar, Mozzarella and Parmesan)
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons of greek yoghurt or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda

Optional extras…

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Fresh herbs, chopped (I like to use parsley and/or coriander)
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh chopped chilli
  • Bacon bits, ham, or anything else you like!

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 F (200°C)
  • Wash and dry the head of cauliflower, remove any bruised or dark patches, then grate it into tiny pieces (that’s right! grate it up! Alternatively, you can shred it in a food processor).
  • Heat a frying pan with a small amount of olive oil or coconut oil and fry the shredded cauliflower until slightly softened. I like to brown them slightly too, but that’s optional. Keep stirring the cauliflower so that it cooks evenly. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • While you wait for the cauliflower to cool, grease a medium sized baking dish and line with baking paper. I like to use a glass dish but you can also use a baking tray or a tin**.
  • Dump the cauliflower into a large mixing bowl and combine with all the other ingredients. If you have a larger head of cauliflower, you might need an extra egg or some more sour cream. The mixture should be a wet, paste-like consistency. If it is too runny, add a bit more almond meal.*
  • Spread the mixture into the baking dish, and bake in the oven for 30 – 40 minutes, or until it is no longer gooey in the centre and looks brown and crispy on top.

Enjoy!

 

*The mixture takes bit of playing around with, but no matter if it’s is a bit too wet, it will still end up tasting delicious! 

**I like to use this baking dish, but you can also modify the recipe to make muffins or biscuits, it’s really up to you! 

Preparing the cheesy cauliflower bake. It's an absolute breeze! Just ix together all the ingredients and bake. Check out the full recipe @ stayathomestraggler.com
In a frying pan, slowly cook the shredded or grated cauliflower until it’s slightly softened.
Preparing the cheesy cauliflower bake. It's an absolute breeze! Just ix together all the ingredients and bake. Check out the full recipe @ stayathomestraggler.com
The mixture should be a paste-like consistency. If it’s too dry add an extra egg or a another dollop of sour cream. If too wet, add some more almond meal.
This Cheesy cauliflower bake is full of cheesy goodness, and is an absolute breeze to prepare. Best of all it's completely gluten free! Check out the complete recipe @ stayathomestraggler.com
 
 
P.S. Apologies for the second rate photos…this was a late afternoon, last-minute addition to dinner. I didn’t even have a baking tin! Just goes to show how super easy it is to prepare. You can always scoot on over to Delighted Momma where you will find a less cheesy version of this recipe, she also has much nicer pics!
 
 

How did you go? let me know in the comments below!
 
 

2 thoughts on “Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

  1. Great recipe! Thanks! We just happened to have a small cauliflower head and no idea what to do with it. I used labneh cheese and feta (that’s what we had in the fridge) and added the herbs and garlic. It was a big hit! I think I try to do it with zucchini next time!

    1. Awesome! The feta and labneh combo sounds delish. I’d love to hear how you go with the zucchini variation…I’ve made it with raw zucchini before, but squeezed out all the water before adding it to the mixture. Works a treat 🙂

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