Fall Fest: 4 Ways to Cook Cauliflower

By: Cameron Curtis

We’re continuing our season long Fall Fest 2011, which welcomes food and garden bloggers to feature garden-to-table recipes and tips. We’ll help you to enjoy all that this season has to offer. First up was the classic fall favorite, apples, then a Thanksgiving staple, potatoes, fun with pumpkin and now we're featuring cauliflower.

Forget the cauliflower mush from your past. It's time to give this versatile veggie another try. It's great in everything from soups to pastas and more. Since it's a hearty and starchy vegetable, it's a good way to fill out any dish. It's also great solo, when you cook it the right way: roasted, with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.

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Blended into soup: Try Nadia G's Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Aged Cheddar Pancetta, and Sauteed Leeks. Simmer cauliflower until tender and then cream into soup with a handheld blender. Melt in aged cheddar cheese and top with crispy pancetta.

Roasted: Ellie's Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli really lets the produce speak for itself. Just add garlic, olive oil and salt to the cauliflower and broccoli florets and then bake until browned.

Baked with pasta: Rach's Cauliflower Mac N Cheese combines penne, macaroni or ziti with Cheddar, Gruyere and Parmesan for a gooey and delicious dinner.

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Steamed: Pick up assorted colored of baby cauliflower to make Emeril's Steamed Baby Cauliflower. It takes less than 10 minutes to steam the florets with water, celery, lemon and garlic until they are tender.

More Cauliflower from Family & Friends:
The Sensitive Epicure: Cauliflower Souffle
What's Gaby Cooking: Cumin Roasted Cauliflower
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Painted Cauliflower
Dishin & Dishes: Cauliflower Gratin
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