Slow-Cooked Whole Cauliflower: A Simple, Flavorful Delight

Cauliflower is not just a vegetable; it’s a canvas of culinary versatility. From being finely chopped as a rice substitute to transforming into a pizza crust, its adaptability is unmatched. This recipe celebrates cauliflower in its most natural form, cooking it whole to preserve its nutrients and flavors, enhanced by a classic blend of butter, sage, and lemon.

This slow-cooked whole cauliflower dish, encrusted with Parmesan and seasoned to perfection, showcases the vegetable’s elegance and simplicity. It’s a testament to how minimal waste and maximum flavor can coexist beautifully in a single recipe. The slow cooker method ensures the cauliflower becomes perfectly tender, while the cheese forms a delightful crust, and the natural juices create a savory sauce when mixed with fresh parsley.

Recipe Overview:

Servings: 4-6
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours, 10 minutes
1 large whole cauliflower (leaves included)

4 cloves garlic, minced

4 tablespoons melted butter

1 tablespoon finely chopped sage

1 lemon, for juice and zest

1½ teaspoons salt

½ teaspoon pepper

¾ cup powdered Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

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