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Baked Breaded Cauliflower

We’re always testing out new cauliflower recipes in our kitchen – and this Baked Breaded Cauliflower is one of our new favorites!

It was inspired by our popular Grampa’s Firehouse Chicken recipe – in fact, we considered naming this ‘firehouse cauliflower’ but went with a more descriptive recipe name instead.


Baked Breaded Cauliflower

Just like that easy, zesty firehouse chicken recipe, this Baked Breaded Cauliflower is dipped in a flavor mixture of mayonnaise and horseradish, then coated in bread crumbs before baking.

Because cauliflower has such a mild flavor, we also added some spicy brown mustard, a touch of hot sauce, and other seasonings to the mayo-horseradish coating, along with some Parmesan cheese before sprinkling with Panko bread crumbs. These extra flavors give the baked and breaded cauliflower an even more delicious flavor.

Baked Breaded Cauliflower

The breaded cauliflower is baked in the oven until tender and golden brown, and lightly caramelized on the bottom.  At that point, serve your Baked Breaded Cauliflower right away as a side dish to any meal – and drizzle a creamy horseradish mayonnaise sauce on top.


Baked Breaded Cauliflower

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Baked Breaded Cauliflower

Baked Breaded Cauliflower

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: side dish, vegetable
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: American


2-pound head of cauliflower (after core removed, about 1 ½ pounds florets)

1 cup mayonnaise

¼ cup drained horseradish (reserve liquid)

1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard

¼ teaspoon your favorite hot sauce

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon paprika

¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

23 tablespoons panko bread crumbs


2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 teaspoon reserved horseradish liquid


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F with rack in top third of oven.

Line a sheet tray with parchment paper.

Cut cauliflower into florets.

In a large bowl, whisk mayonnaise, drained horseradish, mustard, hot sauce, pepper, paprika and Parmesan cheese.

Add cauliflower and toss to coat.

Lay out cauliflower, not touching each other, on the prepared sheet tray, and sprinkle on the panko just to slightly coat each piece.

Bake 40-45 minutes or until tender, turning pan half way through.

While baking, mix the two tablespoons of mayonnaise with a teaspoon of the reserved horseradish liquid and set aside.

When the cauliflower comes out of the oven, serve with the sauce drizzled over the tops.

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Baked Breaded Cauliflower

Baked Breaded Cauliflower

Baked Breaded Cauliflower

Baked Breaded Cauliflower

Baked Breaded Cauliflower


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