This comforting cauliflower bake is cheesy yet light enough to be a healthy side dish and is ready in under 30 minutes. Serve it alongside some lean protein and you’ve got yourself a delicious, easy and wholesome meal!
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Ingredients (4 servings)
1 head of cauliflower
2 tbsp non-fat Greek yogurt
30g light shredded cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
10g panko breadcrumbs
20g grated parmesan
Preheat oven to 400°F / 200°C.
Cut cauliflower into florets. Reserve the stem portion for another recipe.
Arrange cauliflower florets in a large baking dish in a single layer. Spray lightly with cooking spray, and roast for 10 minutes or until just tender.
Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, mix together yogurt, shredded cheese, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, dijon mustard, salt and pepper until combined.
Remove cauliflower from the oven. Drizzle sauce all over the cauliflower and toss until coated evenly. Top with panko crumbs and grated parmesan and bake for another 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Nutritional yeast adds an extra layer of umami and cheesy-ness without the need to add a lot of cheese. However, feel free to omit it if you don’t have it.
Try to use non-fat or low-fat dairy to avoid making this dish too calorie- and fat-dense.
Don’t throw the cauliflower stem away! Use it in another recipe such as stir-fry’s or soups. Or freeze it and add to smoothies!