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Cheesy tomato baked cauliflower recipe

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Make this cheesy tomato baked cauliflower recipe for an easy vegetarian dinner. Roast cauliflower (even the leaves!) until caramelised, then toss in tomato sauce and top with melting mozzarella. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 535 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 cauliflower, leaves separated, cut into florets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 100g frozen sliced peppers
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 white baton baguette, about a 1/3 cut into small cubes
  • 210g fresh mozzarella, drained
  • 2 x bags boil in the bag brown rice
  • 450g green beans
  • 20g unsalted butter
If you don't have chopped tomatoes, chop up a tin of plum tomatoes instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    21g 30%
  • Saturates

    10g 52%
  • Sugars

    16g 17%
  • Salt

    1.3g 21%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 62.5g Protein 23.3g Fibre 10.2g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C.
  2. Lay the cauliflower and the leaves in a large roasting tin, drizzle with 1 tbsp of the oil and season with salt and black pepper. Roast for 15 mins.
  3. While the cauliflower is cooking, heat the rest of the oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion and garlic for 5 mins or until beginning to soften. Stir in the frozen peppers and tinned tomatoes, season and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 mins.
  4. Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the bags of rice for 18-20 mins or until tender. Cut the bags open and drain well.
  5. Take the roasting tin from the oven, toss the cauliflower and pour over the tomato sauce. Top with the cubed bread and tear over the mozzarella.
  6. Return to the oven and bake for 10-15 mins, or until the cheese is golden and bubbling.
  7. Cook the frozen green beans according to pack instructions and toss with the butter.
  8. Serve a wedge of the cauliflower with a little rice, the green beans and any leftover torn bread for dipping.

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