Surprisingly good...I had only 1 lb. of cauliflower, which was just as well, as the full amount would have been too much. And it only needs a couple of minutes' broil time, as I ended up with burned crumbs. I agree that the olives add a lot of flavor. Served this with a salad and a glass of wine. This isn't a recipe I'd go out of my way to make, but it's a good use for leftover cauliflower.
Baked Italian-Style Cauliflower
detailaddict Posted: 11/17/11
liafinney Posted: 12/08/11
I agree, this is a nice recipe if you already have most of the ingredients in your pantry/fridge. I had the cauliflower and bought ground turkey w/Italian seasonings. As I only had 12 oz or so of the cauliflower, I cut back on everything else...did add more olives as I was trying to use them up. Also added 2 chopped up"vine-ripened" tomatoes that needed to be used to the sauce, and per other reviewer's suggestion, let simmer about 40 min to deepen the flavor. Added some red pepper flakes and capers to the sauce as well. Husband enjoyed and went back for seconds. Not necessarily something I'd repeat, but good use of existing ingredients.
sprater1 Posted: 11/09/11
Good recipe. My kids inhaled it! Served with some breadsticks. Perhaps I will use a little more marinara sauce the next time but not too much more. The olives added a great flavor to the dish.
NotJuliaChild Posted: 03/04/12
This was a great dish and I would go out of my way to make it again! I loved the crispy layer the bread crumbs made on the dish, the cauliflower was a great flavor and texture. I used green olives instead of the klamata olives, which provided a softer taste.
jorgejen Posted: 02/27/12
After reading the other reviews I decided to modify this a bit. I used Italian sausage instead of beef and put in 1/3 cup of wine before adding the sauce. I had some home made sauce so I used that with a jar of home canned tomatoes. It turned out really well and would be an easy weeknight supper.
GayleR Posted: 10/15/12Greenville, NC
Edible but not good. While I like all the ingredients, they didn't go well together (especially the briny olives and the sweet cauliflower). Won't make again.
labisson Posted: 03/08/13
delicious, w/or w/out olives
matfuton2 Posted: 07/12/12
NEstep Posted: 10/16/12
Amazing healthy dish. Used group turkey instead of sirloin (since that's what I had on hand), yellow cauliflower, and added chopped red peppers. My husband, who is a very picky eater, loved it and went back for seconds. Will be adding this to the top of my recipe file.
JulieSensei Posted: 04/12/13
This is CRAZY good! I loved every bite and went back for more. It's quite healthy, very filling, and very satisfying. I pretty much never measure things when I cook, so I know I threw in more red pepper flakes. I also added about 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms (cleaning out the produce drawer). I also used panko instead of bread and parmesan with shredded mozzarella as my topping. It tasted like pizza in a dish, especially because of the olives! Don't leave them out.
addiewelch Posted: 04/11/12
I loved this- used ground turkey, added capers and accidentally put too much red pepper in but it worked well. This is a great way to have "spaghetti" but more healthy. I'd make it again.
dawnt77 Posted: 11/07/13
I added mushrooms and subbed capers for the olives. Good healthy recipe!! Will make again. Very tasty!
rwalker0501 Posted: 10/22/13
Delicious! I doubled the red pepper flakes and it gives it the perfect kick!