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Cheddar Basil Cauliflower Recipe

Cheddar Basil Cauliflower Recipe

Fresh basil adds a unique flavor burst to this traditional side dish. Perfect for chillier days, the comforting recipe was shared by David Harper of Clackamas, Oregon.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups small fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 tablespoon white wine or water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients. Cover and cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until cauliflower is tender, stirring once. Transfer to a small serving bowl; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 128 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 446mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 fat-free milk.

Reviews for Cheddar Basil Cauliflower

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Orbs User ID: 7287623 225033
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2015

"Delicious side dish! I used the white wine and the dried basil with an orange cauliflower. I would make this recipe again."

puzzlemad User ID: 3329799 220932
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"I didn't care for this. I did end up adding more water because the cauliflower was beginning to scotch. I did not use wine or fresh basil so that May have been a factor."

keverwann User ID: 1807985 79120
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2008

"This is the best way to eat fresh cauliflower! It was so yummy! This dish was finished before the main dishes at dinner tonight."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.