Roasted Cauliflower with Walnut Sage Cream Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower with Walnut Sage Cream Sauce 

A wonderful holiday side dish, once baked the walnut sage pesto and cream create rich velvety sauce,  a great compliment to the earthy flavor of the cauliflower.

1 head cauliflower
1 jar Bella Cucina Walnut Sage Pesto
¼ cup chicken or vegetable broth
¼ cup heavy cream
1/3 plus 3 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano
3 tablespoons breadcrumbs

Preheat oven 350°

Cut the stem and leaves off the head of cauliflower. Remove the core from the center and  discard. Cut the cauliflower into bite size pieces and blanch in boiling salted water until tender, about 4-6 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Place in a 9-inch round buttered ovenproof casserole dish and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine the pesto, broth, cream and 1/3 cup of the cheese. Pour over  the cauliflower. Mix the remaining 3 tablespoons of cheese and breadcrumbs and sprinkle over the to. Bake until tender, golden brown, and bubbly at the edges, about 35-45 minutes.

Serves four
Buon appetito! copyright 2011 Alisa Barry

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