Cauliflower Parmigiana: A hearty vegetarian dinner, perfect for Meatless Mondays!
Parmigiana style casseroles are a great excuse to drown an otherwise healthy in fried breadcrumbs, marinara, and melted cheese. Not that I really need an excuse to do that. I could never say no to an eggplant parm grinder anyway. I had this Cauliflower Parmigiana for the first time at my parent’s house recently and totally fell in love.
Cauliflower is kind of amazing stuff, isn’t it? It’s a fantastic vehicle for sauces and toppings since it’s own flavor is so mellow and versatile. Most times I just like roasting it with salt, pepper, and olive oil, but experimenting is lots of fun too. I’ve been dying to try making some cauliflower buffalo wings one of these days.
When my sisters and I were kids our family was full-time vegetarian. These days my parents eat a more varied menu, but they still make it a point to eat vegetarian meals twice a week. Meatless Monday was the first to be added to their routine. Later, my Dad added his own invention, Thoughtful Thursday, to the schedule.
After decades of vegetarianism, my mom has gotten quite good at spotting extra tasty recipes. Personally, she’s more of a traditional eater at heart (you will never find kale in her kitchen) so I know when I eat dinner with her on Monday or Thursday the meal will be hearty and crowd-pleasing.
Looking for more hearty veggie-focused meals?