Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"It's amazing how meaty cauliflower can be." -Alex Guarnaschelli

The refrigerator light goes on...

A little bit of butter goes a long way. On its own butter makes a great enhancement for your sauces and such, and just a teaspoon per serving can make a huge difference in adding richness to a recipe. This is especially true with lightly browned butter.

Browning brings out butter's nuttiness and that, combined with the rich texture of butter, can make something simple like steamed cauliflower into a whole new dish. You can serve this cauliflower on its own as a side dish, but it is also great with a bit of sauce or chilled in salads.


Brown Butter Cauliflower

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking time: 45 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well for about 24 to 48 hours in the refrigerator.

1 quart water
1 large head cauliflower (cut into small flowerets)
4 tsp. unsalted butter
1/4 tsp. salt
to taste black pepper

Brown Butter Cauliflower recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Place the water in a large sauce pan fitted with a steamer basket over high heat.

When the water, boils add the cauliflower.

Steam for 12 minutes.

Remove the cauliflower and set aside.

Place the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Melt the butter, and as it begins to turn brown, adjust the heat so that the butter browns but does not burn.

When the butter is lightly browned, add the cauliflower and sauté for about 7 to 10 minutes. Toss frequently.

Add the salt and pepper.

Toss well and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 90 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4.5g 6%
    Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
    Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 112%
Calcium 4% Iron 5%
Vitamin K 30mcg Potassium 600mg