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Whole, Slow-Cooked Cauliflower


Whole, Slow-Cooked Cauliflower


Whole, Slow-Cooked Cauliflower: An Easy and Delicious Treat

Cauliflower is not just a vegetable; It is a canvas of culinary versatility. Whether finely chopped as a

rice substitute or used as pizza dough – its adaptability is unsurpassed. This recipe celebrates

cauliflower in its most natural form, cooking it whole to preserve its nutrients and flavors, flavored


with a classic blend of butter, sage and lemon.

This dish of slow-cooked whole cauliflower, covered in parmesan crust and seasoned to perfection,

highlights the elegance and simplicity of the vegetable. It’s a testament to how minimal waste and

maximum flavor can coexist beautifully in a single recipe.The slow cooking method ensures that the

cauliflower is perfectly tender, while the cheese forms a delicious crust and the natural juices combine


with fresh parsley to create a flavorful sauce.

Recipe overview:

Servings: 4-6

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 5 hours

Total time: 5 hours, 10 minutes




1 large whole cauliflower (including leaves)

4 garlic cloves, minced

4 tablespoons melted butter

1 tablespoon finely chopped sage


1 lemon, for juice and zest

1½ teaspoons salt

½ teaspoon pepper

¾ cup Parmesan cheese powder

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

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Leave the greens attached to the cauliflower and place it whole in the slow cooker.

In a small bowl, mix the garlic, melted butter, sage, and lemon zest. Pour this mixture over the

cauliflower, using your fingers to ensure it’s evenly distributed.


Season the cauliflower with salt and pepper, then generously sprinkle the powdered Parmesan cheese

all over it.

Carefully pour the lemon juice around the base of the cauliflower in the slow cooker, avoiding

washing off the cheese and butter mixture.

Set the slow cooker on low for 5 hours or on high for 3 hours and 30 minutes, letting the cauliflower

become tender and flavorful.

After cooking, remove the cauliflower gently, add parsley to the leftover liquid in the slow cooker, and

stir to create the sauce.

Slice the cauliflower, serve on a platter, and drizzle the parsley-infused cooking liquid over the top for

an added burst of flavor.

Enjoy this wholesome, effortlessly elegant dish that brings out the best in cauliflower, making it the

star of your meal with its tender texture and rich flavors.

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