Cauliflower Casserole With Mixed-seed Crust

"So if you are anything like me... Cauliflower has taken the place of white potatoes in my life. Who knew they could be so delish!!!! Cauliflower Casserole with Mixed-Seed Crust. The cheesy-seedy crust that tops this healthy cauliflower casserole recipe evokes everything bagels. Serve for the holidays or as a hearty side dish with roast chicken.” I use all organic ingredients... my favorite spice brand is SImply Organic... The King Arthur can be found at Target. I promise... this Does Not disappoint!"
-- @organicallyfestivelysouthern
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 45mins
Serves or Makes: 4-6

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  • 4 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1/3 cup gluten free flour
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 2 large heads cauliflower, cored and cut into 2 inch florets
  • 1/4 cup chives, finely sliced and divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1 1/3 cups Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, finely grated (about 3 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a 3-quart broiler-safe casserole dish with 1 teaspoon butter.

  • Step 2

    Melt the remaining 4 tablespoons butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. When the foaming subsides, reduce heat to medium; add garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add flour, whisk to combine, and cook, stirring constantly, until no flour smell remains, 2 to 3 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk, whisking between additions, until the mixture is smooth. Bring to a lively simmer. Cook, whisking, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add cauliflower, 3 tablespoons chives and cayenne (if using), folding to combine. Transfer to the prepared pan and smooth the top.

  • Step 3

    Bake until the cauliflower is tender and beginning to brown, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven.

  • Step 4

    Position a rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high.

  • Step 5

    Combine cheese, all seeds, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Sprinkle on top. Broil until cheese melts and top is golden. Serve topped with chives.