Most Delicious Cauliflower Recipe


Preparation Time25 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Part skim ricotta cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Cauliflower florets1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Olive oil1 Teaspoon
 Margarine1 Teaspoon
 Onion1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), diced
 Garlic clove1 Small, minced
 Elbow macaroni1 Cup (16 tbs), cooked
 Parsley1 Tablespoon, chopped fresh, divided
 Pepper1 Dash, freshly ground
 Toasted bread crumbs1 1⁄3 Tablespoon (1 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon, Plain Dried Variety)
 Parmesan cheese2 Teaspoon, grated
 Almonds1⁄2 Ounce, toasted, finely ground
 Italian flat leaf parsley4 (Use As Required)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 228 Calories from Fat 69

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12%

Saturated Fat 2.4 g12.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 11.2 mg

Sodium 370.5 mg15.4%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g9.9%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.9%

Sugars 2.6 g

Protein 10 g20.2%

Vitamin A 11.8% Vitamin C 32%

Calcium 15.2% Iron 7.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Remove the ricotta cheese from the refrigerator and allow to stand for 30 minutes.

2) In a 1-quart saucepan with 1/2 cup boiling water, add the cauliflower and salt, return to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes until tender.
3) Drain the cauliflower and reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
4) In a 9-inch skillet, saute the onion and garlic in the oil and margarine mixture over a medium heat for 1 minute, until softened.
5) Add 1/2 cup cauliflower and mash with a fork, then stir in the macaroni, reserved cooking liquid, and 2 teaspoons chopped parsley, mix well.
6) In a serving bowl, spoon the macaroni mixture, top with the ricotta cheese and sprinkle with parsley, pepper, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and almonds. Then arrange 1/2 cup cauliflower on top.

7) Garnish with the parsley sprig and serve immediately.