I love cauliflower. This is a delicious meal in itself, or on the side of your favorite entrée. I have to tell you though, the more it cools, the better it forms. I waited 30 minures to scoop some out. I also tried it the next morning. I took a picture to show you the consistency. Everything binds together better, once it cools. Same thing with cauliflower pizza. It’s better the second day, and you can actually hold it in your hand. 🙂 The recipe will yield a 9 x 13 casserole. Don’t be afraid to use the sweet onion in this tecipe. It’s what makes it so tasty. 🙂 Here we go…..
Step 1 – Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Slice, dice, chop, 1 whole cauliflower head (about 6 to 8 cups, but not the leaves).
Step 2 – Flatten out your cauliflower, so you can salt and pepper it sparingly, but evenly. Prepare 1 large sweet onion (chop), 4 ounces feta cheese (about 1/3 cup, crumbled), 2 eggs (beaten), 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, and 1/3 cup shredded cheddar (I used a white cheddar block, and grated it).
Step 3 – Spray oven proof baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Step 4 – Mix all ingredients well (with clean hands it’s the easiest). Place mixture into pan, and pat down to evenly distribute. Cover pan. Bake in preheated 450 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until cauliflower is soft.
Step 5 – Remove casserole from oven, and carefully uncover, opening up so steam is AWAY from you, and steam goes into opposite direction.
Step 6 – Melt 1/4 cup butter, and evenly distribute (I used a little spoon to do this). Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Broil for 3 to 5 minutes on lower half of oven, in the middle. (Start timer at 3 minutes, and then add 1 minute at a time). Watch it carefully, because it can burn quickly.
Step 7 – Carefully remove from oven. Let cool for at least 30 minutes. It will be loose consistency, but gets better, as it cools. Enjoy!!! 🙂
An extra picture for you to show you consistency of casserole, when it cools. When you first cut into it, it may be damp from being hot, and the veggies steaming, but as it cools, it becomes more formed. 🙂