2.15.2011

Tasty Tuesday

“An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.”
-Will Rogers


Hello! I hope you are doing well - the sun is shining here, so I am fabulous! Today's recipe is an easy side dish, that can also serve as a main dish - you decide. I am not a cauliflower fan, but I really like this, hopefully you will also. Enjoy!

“A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.”
-Gertrude Stein



Cauliflower and Spinach Gratin

Ingredients:

* 1 head cauliflower, broken into small florets
* 10 oz fresh spinach, stemmed (large stems only), rinsed
* Salt and pepper to taste
* 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs, divided
* 1/4 cup parmesean cheese, grated
* 1 jar (13 oz) alfredo sauce
* 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
* 1 Tbsp olive oil
* non-stick pan spray

Equipment Needed:

* 13x9x2 baking dish
* Large mixing bowl
* Small mixing bowl

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.) Spray baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
3.) Add cauliflower and spinach to large mixing bowl.
4.) Season to taste with salt and pepper.
5.) Add 1/2 cup bread crumbs, alfredo sauce, and mozzarella.
6.) Mix well and set aside.
7.) Topping: Combine 1/2 cup of bread crumbs, cheese & olive oil in small bowl.
8.) Add vegetable-cheese mixture to baking dish.
9.) Bake 40 min, uncovered, stirring halfway through.
10.) Remove from oven; sprinkle with topping.
11.) Return to oven; bake 15 min, until topping is light golden brown.


"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."
-Jim Davis


Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!