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Cauliflower with cheese

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  • Calories: 97
  • Protein: 5
  • Fats: 6.5
  • Carbohydrates: 4
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    Hello dear friends. We are very glad that you are with us again. Today we bring to your attention a very simple and tasty version of a vegetable snack - our hero is cauliflower in the oven with cheese. Such a recipe, you say, does not surprise anyone. So it is, but cauliflower baked in the oven with cheese is not a frequent guest on our tables. Much more willing to fry in a pan. And we want to prove that baking is much easier and healthier. But we will deal with this a little later, but for now a few words about the history of this wonderful vegetable and the intricacies of its preparation.

    History of the dish

    In the wild, cauliflower is not found in history. It is believed that the first mentions can be found in Mediterranean cuisine. There, it was originally called Syrian cabbage. Then it was described as small cream-colored heads with a bitter aftertaste. But an Arab botanist first spoke about it in detail, and already in the 12th century it was brought to Spain and from there to Cyprus, which for a long time was almost the exclusive supplier of seeds of this plant in the world. Only from about the 14th century did cauliflower begin to be actively grown in Europe: Italy, France and Holland.

    Today this culture is very popular all over the world from Asia to Europe and America. It is prepared differently everywhere. Our version is most likely from Europe, since casseroles are our local history. Judging by the cheese sauce, this is something like antipasti appetizers popular in Italy or casseroles with sauce famous in France. In our case, the main ingredients are cauliflower, sour cream or cream, and of course the cheese itself and all this in the oven. In conclusion, I just want to say that the cauliflower dish is so popular that it can easily be baked with cheese, it can be cooked simply in crackers in a pan, or maybe in batter and deep-fried - it's up to you. Delicious!!!!


    • Maasdam cheese grated - 100 g
    • Grated Cheddar Cheese - 100 g
    • Cauliflower - 400 g
    • Dry mustard - 1 tsp
    • Dried garlic - 1 tsp
    • Ground black pepper - ½ tsp
    • Salt - to taste
    • Fatty cream (as much as possible) - 300 ml


    1. Prepare the ingredients.

      Let's prepare the necessary products

    2. Put the cabbage inflorescences in salted boiling water and cook for 5 minutes.

      Boil the cabbage divided into inflorescences in salted water for about 5 minutes

    3. Bring the cream in a saucepan over low heat to a boil and immediately remove from the stove, add garlic, mustard, pepper, salt to taste and grated cheddar. Mix vigorously.

      Boil the cream, remove from heat and mix with garlic, salt and spices, as well as mustard. We send Cheddar cheese there and mix well

    4. Put boiled cauliflower in a saucepan.

      Now we transfer boiled cabbage to a saucepan with sauce

    5. Mix everything so that the inflorescences are covered with a creamy mass.

      Mix the cabbage well with the sauce

    6. Put the contents of the saucepan on the bottom of the mold and evenly distribute.

      Now transfer the cabbage to a baking dish

    7. Sprinkle with abundantly grated Maasdam cheese, send it to the oven to bake until the cheese is browned.

      Sprinkle the cabbage well with grated Maasdam cheese and put it in the oven to bake

    8. Arrange the finished dish on portioned plates, serve hot to the table.

      As soon as the casserole is reddened, take it out and put it on plates.

    The benefits of the dish

    Cauliflower, or rather a casserole made from it with cheese and baked in the oven, is a real masterpiece. And this masterpiece is not only tasty, but also very useful. Baked vegetables are always good both with meals and in place of the main course. True, there are questions about cheese and its fat content. But if you really want to reduce fat, one of the cheeses can be replaced with eggs and you get cauliflower plus an egg and cheese in the oven - quite a dietary option with a reduced fat content. And what are the recipes in the oven with cheese number one on your table? What are you cooking? What do you love? Let's cook something together. It will be fun and interesting. Your HozOboz!

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