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smothered cauliflower
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Smothered Cauliflower

A lovely old-fashioned baked cauliflower recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: smothered cauliflower
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 187kcal


  • 1 small-med cauliflower
  • 60 grams butter
  • 1 cup tomato passata (or use 2/3 cup tomato paste mixed with 1/3 cup water)
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs (panko work well but you could use other types)
  • salt and pepper


  • Pre-heat oven to moderate (180 degrees celsius, fan-forced).
  • Remove the leaves and any excess stem from the cauliflower. Boil in a large saucepan for 5 minutes.
  • Grease a large baking dish with oil or butter and place the whole cauliflower in the dish. Cut cauliflower into large slices.
    sliced cauliflower
  • Cut butter into cubes and sprinkle over cauliflower.
  • Pour passata over the cauliflower.
  • Sprinkle cheese and breadcrumbs over the cauliflower.
  • Season with a little salt and pepper.
  • Place into oven and bake for 45 minutes or until a golden colour.


Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 651IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 1mg