Cauliflower, tomato, mushrooms and cheese casserole

Hey pixels!! Do you remember our Cauliflower Alfredo sauce? My cauliflower was giant, so  I had some leftovers to use for another recipe… I wanted to make something special, a new recipe, one I’ve never done before… So I started looking for cauliflower recipes on the Internet, and I found this one.

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I adapted a bit the original recipe to add some ingredients, like mushrooms. I love them, and the recipe is great if you add them. Also, I’ve boiled the cauliflower to make the recipe easier to make.

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And, of course, I’ve used cheese from Menorca. I think my result is pretty good. I  hope you enjoy it, my happy pixels!! Bon appetit!!

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1 medium-size head of cauliflower
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 big tomato, peeled and chopped
  • 5-6 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 can mushrooms (105g)
  • 3 eggs
  • 85g grated Menorcan cheese
  • olive oil, salt, sugar, black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • a pinch of red pepper flakes

Cut away the bottom of the cauliflower stem and trim off the leaves. Cut cauliflower into thick slices.

Boil your florets for 10′, with some salt and olive oil.

In the meantime, heat a bit of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, a bit of salt and saute for 5′ until softened.
Add garlic and thyme and cook for further 30” until garlic is fragrant, about a minute.
Add mushrooms and cook for 7-8′. Add tomato, tomato sauce, sugar, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.
Cover with a lid and cook over low heat for 15′, until the sauce is fragrant.
Add to bowl with the cauliflower and stir everything together.

Preheat oven at 180ºC
Rub a medium-large baking dish with a bit of olive oil and scrape cauliflower mixture into it.
In a small bowl beat eggs, then add grated cheese and beat together well.
Pour over cauliflower mixture.
Bake in the oven for 30′, until top is beginning to brown.
Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 5′, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

Note: this recipe is slightly adpated from The Iron You. Thanks for the inspiration!!

How do you use food leftovers? Do you use them to learn new recipes? Please, let me know in the comments below.


  • 1 coliflor mediana
  • 1 cebolla pequeña, picada finamente
  • 1 diente de ajo, laminado
  • 1 tomate maduro grande, pelado y cortado
  • 5-6 cucharadas de salsa de tomate
  • 1 lata de champiñones (105g)
  • 3 huevos
  • 85g de queso de Menorca rallado
  • aceite de oliva, sal, azúcar, pimienta negra
  • 1 cucharadita de tomillo
  • un poco de pimentón
  • 2 cucharaditas de perejil fresco picado


Hervir los ramilletes de la coliflor durante 10′, con sal y un poco de aceite de oliva.

Mientras, calentar un poco de aceite de oliva en una paella grande a fuego medio. Añadir la cebolla y un poco de sal y pochar durante 5′, hasta que reblandezca un poco.

Añadir el ajo y el tomillo y cocer 30” más. Agregar el tomate, la salsa de tomate, el azúcar, el pimentón, la pimienta negra y un poco más de sal. Llevar a ebullición y bajar el fuego. Tapar y cocer a fuego bajo durante 15′, hasta que la salsa tenga aroma. Añadir al bol de la coliflor y mezclar junto.

Precalentar el horno a 180ºC.

Untar una fuente de horno mediana con un poco de aceite de oliva y verter en ella la mezcla de salsa y coliflor.

Batir los huevos junto con el queso rallado y verter sobre la coliflor.

Hornear durante 30′, hasta que la parte de arriba esté ligeramente dorada.

Sacar del horno y esperar 5′, espolvorear el perejil fresco y servir.

Nota: esta receta está ligeramente adaptada de: The Iron You. ¡Gracias por la inspiración!

¿Cómo usáis los ingredientes que os sobran al hacer una receta? ¿Para aprender una receta nueva? ¿Nos dejáis un comentario?


  1. Hi Silvia– love your healthy recipes. This cauliflower looks luscious! I wonder where you live in Spain. We are in California, but lived in Spain for 12 years a while back– First in Seville and then in a suburb of Madrid. We loved living in Spain and I miss so many people and things from our years there…

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