Roasted Cauliflower Grilled Cheese

Roasted Cauliflower Grilled Cheese

This hearty Roasted Cauliflower Grilled Cheese is stuffed with melty cheese, caramelized onions, and thinly sliced, crispy roasted cauliflower. Perfect for your next working-from-home lunch or easy dinner. 

 

Working from home has had me facing more lunch ruts than ever before. It has even caused me to get ultra-creative with one of my favourite staples – grilled cheese. Now, I have nothing against a traditional grilled cheese with melty cheddar. But something about this boosted grilled cheese recipe makes it more meal-worthy. It has added fibre from the veggies, and a delicious combination of flavours coming from the onion and garlic spread. A balanced meal all between two slices of bread. What’s not to love?!

 

roasted cauliflower grilled cheese

 

 

Ingredients needed for Roasted Cauliflower Grilled Cheese

 

Yellow onion: these will get caramelized and add delicious flavour to your sammy. Time-saving tip: did you know you can freeze caramelized onions? Make these in batch and freeze them for a tasty and quick addition to recipes! 

 

Cauliflower: you’ll have a full serving of veggies in your grilled cheese thanks to this delicious roasted cauliflower. Slice florets into thin ‘steaks’ for easier sandwich assembly.

 

roasted cauliflower on a sheet pan

 

Garlic spread: garlic, mayo, fresh basil

 

Sharp cheese: you can use any cheese you’d like here, but I suggest a stronger tasting cheese such as aged cheddar. Brie would be delicious here, too! 

 

Whole grain bread: whole grain bread will have more fibre and keep you fuller than white bread. I love using sprouted grain bread but any whole grain bread will do!

 

 

How to make Roasted Cauliflower Grilled Cheese

 

Prep your ingredients: 

 

Start by placing the cauliflower florets on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Drizzle cauliflower with 1 tbsp olive oil and roast at 425F until edges have browned and softened. You should be able to easily pierce the florets with a fork.

 

roasted cauliflower grilled cheese assembly

 

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add onions to the pan and sauté until browned. 

 

Make the garlic mayo by combining garlic, mayo, and basil in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

 

Sandwich Assembly: 

 

roasted cauliflower grilled cheese on a pan

 

Once your ingredients are prepped, assemble the sandwiches by first spreading a thin layer of garlic mayo on one side of each slice of bread. Add a thin layer of cheese, cauliflower, and onions. Finish with another layer of cheese and the second slice of bread. 

 

Grill sandwiches on a panini press or pan with butter until both sides of the sandwich are lightly browned and the cheese has melted. 

 

Enjoy! 

 

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roasted cauliflower grilled cheese

Roasted Cauliflower Grilled Cheese


  • Author: Brittany Raftis, RD
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Sandwiches 1x

Description

This hearty Roasted Cauliflower Grilled Cheese is stuffed with melty cheese, caramelized onions, and thinly sliced, crispy roasted cauliflower. Perfect for your next working-from-home lunch or easy dinner.


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Ingredients

1/2 small onion, sliced

2 tbsp olive oil, divided

1 cup cauliflower florets sliced into 1/2 inch pieces (like mini cauliflower steaks)

1 clove garlic, minced

~2 tsp mayo

Fresh basil leaves (about 6), chopped

4oz thinly sliced sharp cheese (such as old cheddar)

4 sliced whole grain bread


Instructions

  1. Place cauliflower florets on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Drizzle cauliflower with 1 tbsp olive oil and roast at 425F until edges have browned and softened. You should be able to easily pierce the florets with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add onions to the pan and sauté until browned. 
  3. Make the garlic mayo by combining garlic, mayo, and basil in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 
  4. Once your ingredients are prepped, assemble the sandwiches by first spreading a thin layer of garlic mayo on one side of each slice of bread. Add a thin layer of cheese, cauliflower, and onions. Finish with another layer of cheese and the second slice of bread. 
  5. Grill sandwiches on a panini press or pan with butter until both sides of the sandwich are lightly browned and the cheese has melted. 
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Keywords: grilled cheese, cauliflower, roasted vegetables

 

 

 

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About Brittany 

Brittany Raftis, Registered Dietitian Real Good Eats

Hi there! I am a registered dietitian and I  💚  food! I am passionate about making it easier for busy people to eat well by sharing quick and healthy recipes. Healthy cooking at home can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. I love helping people uncomplicate weeknight dinners and reduce stress around meal time, so I’m so glad you’re here!

 

 

 



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