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Milk Street Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower with Toasted Bread and Smoked Mozzarella

45 minutes 20 minutes active

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Roasted Cauliflower with Toasted Bread and Smoked Mozzarella

Tender cauliflower florets, crisp bits of bread, a little melty cheese and leafy fresh basil combine for a dish loaded with contrasting and complementary textures and flavors. Smoked mozzarella or scamorza (which is similar to mozzarella and often is smoked but sometimes not) is especially tasty, but provolone, regular or aged (sometimes called “picante”) also is good.

4 to 6



Don’t prep the basil too far in advance or it will discolor. To make good use of time, wash, dry and tear the leaves while the cauliflower and bread are in the oven. The cheese can be shredded then, too.

45 minutes

20 minutes active

Cynthia F.

I like my roasted cauliflower really roasted, which meant that the bread was getting a little overdone. I picked out the bread and continued roasting. Next time I'll either roast the bread separately or mix it in mid roast. Small cherry tomatoes would be nice mixed in at the end when they are in season.

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