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Baked Breaded Cauliflower Florets with Yogurt Sauce

cauliflower on a board with yogurt

Looking for a side dish with a big flavor? This recipe will fit the bill. The outside of the head of cauliflower gets irresistibly crispy, and the inside is soft and literally melts in your mouth. Smothered with a creamy yogurt sauce, you’re never going to look at cauliflower again the same way.

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cauliflower on a board with yogurt

Baked Breaded Cauliflower Florets with Yogurt Sauce

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For the cauliflower:

  • 1 large head cauliflower washed and broken into small florets
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • black pepper to taste

For the dipping sauce:

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar


The cauliflower:

  • Place cauliflower florets into a deep-sided skillet and add about 1 cup of water and one teaspoon of salt. Place a lid on and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover, and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until fork-tender.
  • Drain cauliflower and let it cool for a few minutes. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.
  • Cover sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a shallow wide bowl, beat the egg and add paprika, ¼ teaspoon salt, oil, garlic powder, and mustard. Whisk so that it's well combined.
  • In another shallow wide bowl, combine the breadcrumbs together with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper.
  • Dip each cauliflower floret in the egg mixture, making sure it's fully coated, then in the breadcrumb mixture and place on the prepared baking sheet. Continue until finished with all the florets.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.

The sauce:

  • In a small bowl, mix all the dipping sauce ingredients.
  • Serve immediately with the yogurt dressing.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Add a few drops of hot sauce to the yogurt dip.

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Hi, I’m Rachel.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m happy you’re here. I am the food blogger behind “Mama Living Abroad.” In this space, I am sharing flavorful recipes that I love to make and have my family and friends approve.

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