I came up with an easy and lighter way to prepare a crispy cheesy cauliflower that everyone will love! It’s a little sharp, a little tangy with a mild heat. It’s very tasty.. I used white cheese but with the seasonings I used it looks like orange cheese. Six servings only contain a total of 4 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese. No other fat is added and no other salt because it’s salty enough from the cheese and pepper sauce.
Ingredients for about 6 servings
1 medium size head of cauliflower – broken down into florets
4 oz sharp cheddar cheese – shredded
3/4 cup panko
3 Tablespoons cayenne pepper sauce – Franks Red Hot is Preferred
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
non-stick spray – neutral flavor is preferred – canola or vegetable
Set oven to 375 degrees F
In a medium bowl add the cheese, bread crumbs and all the dry seasonings and mix well. Then set to the side.
In a large bowl add the cauliflower. Drizzle the pepper sauce all over the cauliflower and mix it well so the cauliflower is coated all over with the sauce.
Spread the cauliflower on a baking sheet in one layer that was sprayed with non-stick spray.
Top the cauliflower with the cheese crumb mixture and place in the oven.
It will be done in 30 – 45 minutes. Remove when it looks like this to you and the cauliflower is cooked all the way.
It not heavy but tasty. Just about everyone will enjoy this dish!