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Baked Breaded Cauliflower Recipe

Baked Breaded Cauliflower Recipe

Meet your favorite new side dish! This easy baked breaded cauliflower recipe is a family favorite and super easy with just a few ingredients! They taste fried, but are baked!

Cauliflower is a great vegetable to cook with because it’s versatile and inexpensive. This cauliflower recipe can be used as an appetizer or side dish paired with any meal or even eaten alone! 

 It has the perfect crunchy texture with a breading that is crispy and the inside, soft. 

This cauliflower recipe also pairs well with almost any sauce or dipping sauce like marinara sauce, barbecue sauce, cheese or ranch dip dressing if you like, but it also goes well on its own. This great recipe will quickly become your favorite way to enjoy roasted cauliflower.

Enjoy This Delicious Side Dish Recipe Baked Breaded Cauliflower

In this Baked Breaded Cauliflower, the only secret ingredient is a little bit of oil to coat and bake them. But what about those who need an alternative? Try air fryer cauliflower instead.

Your bread crumb mixture is versatile, garlic powder, panko crumbs, parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, italian seasoning all make a great addition with delicious flavor to crispy cauliflower.

How to make Baked Breaded Cauliflower 

Ingredients 

  • 1 whole head of cauliflower (average size head), cut into florets.
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions 

Chop your cauliflower and wash the florets.

Add the cauliflower florets to a resealable bag.

Enjoy This Delicious Side Dish Recipe Baked Breaded Cauliflower
Enjoy This Delicious Side Dish Recipe Baked Breaded Cauliflower

Season with salt and pepper. Add the breadcrumbs.

Close the bag up and toss everything around to coat the cauliflower.

Spread the breaded cauliflower florets onto a lined baking sheet, lightly sprayed with cooking oil spray.

Cook battered cauliflower at 350 degrees f for 20-25 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft and the breadcrumbs are browned.

breaded cauliflower

What to Serve with Cauliflower?

Cauliflower is a great healthy alternative to rice, potatoes and pasta. It’s also packed with antioxidants so it can be enjoyed as the perfect side dish for these traditional comfort foods. Cauliflower can be a delicious way to get more veggies in your diet.

Serve as a side dish with some of these great recipes: 

If you are huge cauliflower fans, try new recipes like cauliflower rice, buffalo cauliflower bites, pizza crust or an easy cauliflower gratin.

How to Clean Cauliflower?

Cut up the cauliflower into florets and rinse under cold running water. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil then add in your washed, rinsed cauliflowers for 2 minutes before moving them immediately over an ice-cold freshwater bath so as not to overcook or shock it. Drain off any excess liquid from the cooking process and pat dry with paper towels.

How Long to Roast Cauliflower at 350 degrees?

Cauliflower cooks in 20-25 minutes at 350. 

What to do with Leftover Cauliflower?

Store leftover cauliflower in a sealed container for 3-4 days. 

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breaded cauliflower

Baked Breaded Cauliflower Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Meet your favorite new side dish! This easy baked breaded cauliflower recipe is a family favorite and super easy with just a few ingredients! They taste fried, but are baked!

Ingredients

  • 1 large cauliflower, cut into florets.
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

    1. Chop your cauliflower and wash the florets. 
    2. Add the cauliflower florets to a resealable bag. 
    3. Add the olive oil. 
    4. Season with salt and pepper. Add the breadcrumbs. 
    5. Close the bag up (important step, ask me why I know) and toss everything around to coat the cauliflower. 
    6. Spread the breaded cauliflower onto a lined baking sheet, lightly sprayed with cooking spray. 
    7. Cook breaded cauliflower at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft and the breadcrumbs are browned. 

Notes

How to Clean Cauliflower?

Cut up the cauliflower into florets and rinse under cold running water. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil then add in your washed, rinsed cauliflowers for 2 minutes before moving them immediately over an ice-cold freshwater bath so as not to overcook or shock it. Drain off any excess liquid from the cooking process and pat dry with paper towels.

If you are huge cauliflower fans, try new recipes like cauliflower rice, buffalo cauliflower bites, pizza crust or an easy cauliflower gratin.

How Long to Roast Cauliflower at 350 degrees?

Cauliflower cooks in 20-25 minutes at 350. 

What to do with Leftover Cauliflower?

Store leftover cauliflower in a sealed container for 3-4 days. 

What to Serve with Cauliflower?

Cauliflower is a great healthy alternative to rice, potatoes and pasta. It's also packed with antioxidants so it can be enjoyed as the perfect side dish for these traditional comfort foods.

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