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Roasted cauliflower and goat's cheese bake

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Vegetarian mains

Roasted cauliflower and goat's cheese bake

Main Serves 3 1h 30 min
Roasting is one the best ways to prepare cauliflower – it keeps its texture and brings out a sweet nuttiness. Lightly seasoned with cumin, thyme and paprika, and with the sweet succulence of the tomatoes and the tang of the goat's cheese, this makes a lovely, flavourful vegetarian main.


  • 1 cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, lightly toasted
  • ¼ tsp ground paprika
  • 200g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 250ml crème fraîche or double cream
  • 100ml milk
  • 1 tsp dried thyme (or use the leaves from a couple of fresh sprigs)
  • 150g hard goat's cheese, crumbled
  • 50g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 1h 15 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Put the cauliflower in a baking dish and toss in just enough olive oil to coat, then bake for 25 minutes.
  • Step 2

    Beat the egg and egg yolks in a bowl, then add the cumin, paprika, tomatoes, crème fraîche, milk and thyme.
  • Step 3

    Season with salt and pepper and stir it all together gently to combine, then pour the lot over the cauliflower.
  • Step 4

    In another bowl, mix together the goat's cheese, Parmesan and breadcrumbs.
  • Step 5

    Sprinkle over the cauliflower mixture, and bake for about 45-50 minutes or so, until the top is golden and crispy.

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