If you’re looking for an incredible vegetarian side dish, look no further than this 5 ingredient cheesy cauliflower bake. This dish is cheesy and has the best buttery crumb topping, soooo good!
Move aside boring vegetable side dishes and make room for this rock star of a dish, it’s goingto make its way onto dinner and party menus from here on out!
Cauliflower is probably one of my favorite vegetables. Saying that is an understatement. Cauliflower IS my favorite vegetable, and I don’t share it here on the blog nearly enough. I’ve shared these creamy roasted seasonable vegetables and the best shrimp cauliflower fried rice, but I haven’t shared a dish highlighting cauliflower in all its glory. That changes this Five Ingredient Friday!
Whenever I see cauliflower on a menu when eating out, I always order it. In fact, this cheesy cauliflower bake with a buttery breadcrumb topping is based on a dish I had at a restaurant -side note, it was the same supper club where I had this green goddess dip called ‘cauliflower & breadcrumbs.’ I love cauliflower dishes so much that once when the server told me the dish was hot, I didn’t listen and took a bit bite. Of course I burned my mouth. Is it bad that it didn’t bother me because it was SO good? That’s love of a dish right there.
I love how easy this dish is to make. You cut cauliflower, put it in a baking dish and sprinkle it with mozzarella cheese and then make a buttery-garlicy-breadcrumby mixture that you top it with and bake it to perfection. That’s it! Easy, right? And you know I’m all about the easy recipes. I can see this being the perfect vegetarian side dish at, say, Thanksgiving? I know I’ll be bringing this (we’ll see if it makes it to Thanksgiving because I might eat the whole thing first lol).