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Cauliflower with Buttered Crumbs

Our home economists offer this home-style way to add flavor and interest to steamed cauliflower. Serve this simple side dish with a variety of entrees.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 large head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Place 1 in. of water in a large saucepan; add cauliflower. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan, cook butter over medium heat for 5 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice. In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper; stir in 3 tablespoons browned butter.
  • Drain cauliflower and place in a serving dish. Drizzle with the remaining browned butter; sprinkle with bread crumb mixture.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 158 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Angel182009
    Jan 27, 2014

    These were great! Even my picky toddler liked them. I think next time I am going to try broccoli or asparagus in place of the cauliflower.

  • Sbch
    Dec 26, 2012

    Made this for Christmas. It was a hit and super easy. I went exactly by the recipe. Next time I will increase the amt of lemon juice slightly.

  • Kathleen
    Mar 26, 2011

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  • KayEmCee
    Mar 25, 2011

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