Creamy Cauliflower Casserole Recipe Is Like Crustless Quiche But Better by Elisa Schmitz


Creamy Cauliflower Casserole Recipe Is Like Crustless Quiche But Better

Creamy vegetable casseroles have become a staple in our house. Ever since I made this easy, six-ingredient broccoli cheese casserole pie recipe, I've been on a mission to make more nutritious versions of the cheesy comfort food casseroles we all crave.

After the success of this cheesy cauliflower casserole pie recipe, which still may be my favorite recipe of the year (so far), I wanted to try a crustless version. Eliminating the crust helps reduce carbs and calories, which is good for health, but I didn't know how it would affect the taste.

I'm happy to report that this cauliflower casserole is absolutely delicious, even without the crust. In fact, this creamy gluten-free casserole recipe tastes like a crustless quiche but better. It's so easy and delicious!

This cheesy cauliflower recipe is oven-ready in less than 10 minutes and bakes up to golden perfection in about 30 minutes. Here is your simple shopping list for this vegetarian dinner recipe: fresh cauliflower, heavy cream or half and half, eggs, feta, cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, turmeric, paprika and Mediterranean seasoning.

The ingredients are incorporated then poured into a baking dish. You bake the casserole until it's golden on the outside, and solid but creamy on the inside.

Serve this cauliflower casserole as a vegetable side dish or as a vegetarian main course. Because it's similar to a crustless quiche, it works well for brunch or lunch or as a light dinner with your favorite protein. Yum!

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Cuisine: American 
Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 30 minutes (ovens vary) 
Total Time: 40 minutes 
Servings: 9

Ingredients

  • 1 head of fresh cauliflower, chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mediterranean seasoning or Italian seasoning

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Recipe Notes

  • Line your baking pan with aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray for easier cleanup.
  • For best results, allow to cool about 10 minutes before serving.
  • Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to three days and reheat in the microwave or oven.
  • This recipe freezes well.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put chopped cauliflower in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover cauliflower with a wet paper towel. To steam the cauliflower, microwave it for about 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the cream, eggs, cheeses and seasonings. Mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Add the steamed cauliflower to the mixture and stir until thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Pour the mixture into an 8x8-inch baking pan that's been sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. Bake in a preheated 375-degree F oven for about 30 minutes or until golden and firm.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 233

Total Fat: 17g

Saturated Fat: 8.2g

Cholesterol: 201mg

Sodium: 318mg

Total Carbohydrate: 9.4g

Dietary Fiber: 4g

Total Sugars: 2.4g

Protein: 13.3g

Vitamin D: 23mcg

Calcium: 214mg

Iron: 4mg

Potassium: 453mg

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Cassiday
I love crustless quiche and cauliflower too.
Elisa Schmitz
Then you will absolutely love this recipe! Please let us know how it turns out for you. So good!

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