Roasted Panko and Pecorino-Crusted Cauliflower

December 9th, 2008

 I love, love, love my fall produce.  I mean, I love summer and spring fruits and veggies, too, but there is a special place in my heart for cauliflower, winter squash, and amazingly delicious famer’s market apples.  That is why there is not one but two (yellow and purple) roasted cauliflower recipes that are already listed in this site’s index. 

Fortunately, they’re from back when I first started this site, so most likely, none of you have ever seen them.

And I made this slightly different — an embarrasingly long time ago, Progresso sent me two boxes of panko, which I had never really cooked with before, but have grown to really like.  So the next time I made my regular roasted-cauliflower recipe, I threw them in, and yum.  Who knew fall-vegetable perfection could be improved on so easily?

So pick a cold, dark, snowy Sunday night, and make these for dinner.   You’ll start loving fall (winter?) vegetables as much as I do.

And — very importantly, my Kardea bar winners are:

  • Comment 5 (Erin)
  • Comment 27 (MRM)
  • Comment 31 (Dineen)

I’ll be emailing later today for your addresses!  And for the rest of you, don’t worry — amazingly, this isn’t even the last Sugarlaws giveaway of the holiday season.  Check back in a few weeks for another one.

Roasted Golden Cauliflower

3 large cloves of garlic, minced
3 tablespoon olive oil
6 tablespoons of white wine
1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
1 tsp coarse sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated pecorino cheese

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place cauliflower florets in a large roasting or casserole dish. Add the garlic, olive oil, wine, salt, and pepper; toss thoroughly.  Mix the panko and pecorino together and sprinkle over the cauliflower. 

Bake for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven, and serve.

Serves four.

Tags: food · side dishes

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rita // Dec 9, 2008 at 7:41 am

    Lokks nice, but what happened to the panko and pecorino?

  • 2 Betty // Dec 9, 2008 at 7:50 am

    This califlower recipe looks so yummy, I love when it get the carmelized golden brownish parts. Gonna make this for supper tonight. Thanks!!

  • 3 Bridget // Dec 9, 2008 at 8:19 am

    This looks great!  I’ve never been a fan of cauliflower, but I’m going to give this a try. 🙂 Thanks!

  • 4 RecipeGirl // Dec 9, 2008 at 8:31 am

    I absolutely love roasted cauliflower.  It just gets that wonderful earthy flavor that is irresistable!

  • 5 Maria // Dec 9, 2008 at 11:00 am

    I love roasted cauli! My husband claims he hates it but I am going to fix it this way and I am sure he will enjoy it. Thanks for a great recipe!

  • 6 VeggieGirl // Dec 9, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Mmm, I ADORE roasted vegetables!!

  • 7 adele // Dec 9, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    What does one do with the cheese and breadcrumbs?

  • 8 sugarlaw // Dec 9, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Rita, Adele — Thanks, I corrected the recipe — you mix them together and sprinkle them on the cauliflower.  I swear, one day I *will* post a typo-less recipe on this site!

  • 9 Dinneen // Dec 9, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Wow — I’m so excited I won some Kardea bars!!  It will be great to try them.  Especially in my line of business (weight-loss, weight management, and body-image) healthy eating is important….but I do leave room for some “guilty” foods to!

    It’s all about balance and to eat without guilt 🙂

    Thanks Katy, I’m really enjoying your blog.  The cauliflower looks good.  I’m always looking for new recipes 🙂

  • 10 ttfn300 // Dec 9, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    I recently tried roasting cauliflower and liked it, but i think the addition of the panko and cheese would make it simply divine!  can’t wait to give it a try 🙂

  • 11 Erin // Dec 10, 2008 at 10:51 am

    I have seen so much roasted cauliflower lately, but have never tried it.  This looks so good and I’ll definitely have to make it soon!

  • 12 Donald // Dec 11, 2008 at 5:01 am

    Nice dish Katy.

    I love roasted veg expecially with a good aromatic cheese like pecorino.

  • 13 heather // Dec 11, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    that looks lovely!  i love panko, too… and the pecorino sounds delicious 🙂

  • 14 TerryH // Jan 12, 2009 at 9:19 am

    OKay I’m sold on the Panko bread crumbs and like the pecorino crumb combination.  “Roasted Panko and Pecorino-crusted Cauliflower” just too big a mouthful for this easu elegant dinner. dish.  How about renaming it.  We made a quick meal of this with scrambled peppers ‘n eggs during a hectic impromto family gathering..  Very satisfying for ages 4 to 57. the garlic roasting made the little guys ask if we were having pizza…..”Dashing Cauliflower Roast”? ….”:Cruncho Caulo”

  • 15 janine // Mar 18, 2014 at 5:06 am

    what can i replace white wine with to give it a lovley taste ?

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