Deviled Cauliflower Recipe

Low Calorie – Low Carb – Diabetic Friendly

Deviled Cauliflower recipe is described as “deviled” because dish includes mustard and spices.  The word “deviled” in cooking means a highly seasoned, dish that is served hot or cold.  Many foods, including eggs and crab, are served “deviled.”  Check out What’s Cooking America’s Culinary Dictionary.

This flavorful, low fat mustard-based topping adds a devilish twist to steamed and then baked cauliflower.  Serve it as a complement to pasta or grain dishes.  Try the same topping and technique with other cruciferous vegetables.

I slightly adapted this wonderful tasting Deviled Cauliflower recipe from the cookbook called The Mayo Clinic Williams-Sonoma Cookbook, by John Phillip Carroll, 1998.

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Deviled Cauliflower Recipe:
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Deviled Cauliflower Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 104.5 kcal
  • 1 slice whole wheat sandwich bread
  • 1/4 teaspoon tarragon, dried
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, extra-virgin
  • 1/3 cup plain non-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon, freshly chopped or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 2 pounds (1 large head) Cauliflower, cut into florets
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Wash, remove core and leaves, trim, and coarsely chop the cauliflower.  Also make sure there are no brown or black spots on it.  If so, remove with a paring knife.  Chop the fresh cauliflower into small florets.

    Deviled Cauliflfower
  3. With you hand, crumble the bread into a blender or food processor.  Pulse the machine on and off until the crumbs reach the desired consistency.  

  4. In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, dried tarragon, and olive oil.  Stir until the bread crumbs are well coated with the oil; set aside.

  5. In another small bowl, stir together yogurt, Parmesan cheese, mustard, and tarragon; set aside.

  6. In a large pot, fitted with a steamer basket, bring 2 inches of water to a boil.  Add the cauliflower florets, reduce heat to medium, cover, and steam approximately 8 minutes or until just tender.  Remove cauliflower florets from the steamer and spread evenly into the prepared baking dish.

  7. Spoon the yogurt/mustard mixture over the cooked cauliflower and stir gently to coat.  Sprinkle the bread crumbs over the top.

  8. Bake approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until the crumbs are crisp and well browned.  Remove from oven and serve immediately.

  9. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts
Deviled Cauliflower Recipe:
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104.5 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.5g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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