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Lisa’s Grandma Franco’s Cauliflower Bontempi (good times!)

Cauliflower Recipe

This “good times” cauliflower recipe is from Lisa’s maternal great-grandmother, Grandma Franco. It’s called good times in part because this cauliflower recipe was always satisfying to Grandma Franco’s seven sons and two daughters, and so many other family and friends whom she welcomed for Sunday Dinner. Lisa likes to makes this cauliflower recipe as a contorno (Italian for side dish!) as part of one of her signature Sunday Dinner menus. One of her favorite secondi (or second course!) dishes to pair this cauliflower recipe with is Veal Marsala. You can find Lisa’s Veal Marsala recipe here.

Watch Lisa make this cauliflower recipe and Veal Marsala at the same time on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen YouTube channel here.

Lisa’s Grandma Franco’s Cauliflower Bontempi Recipe Ingredients:

2 heads cauliflower

2 eggs

3 garlic cloves, chopped

Sicilia sea salt

Freshly ground pepper

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 onion, chopped

1 lb mozzarella, grated

Lisa’s Grandma Franco’s Cauliflower Bontempi Recipe Directions:

Boil the cauliflower, then separate florettes. Pour the olive oil in a 9×12 inch casserole. Place the cooked cauliflower in the casserole. Mix and beat 2 eggs, adding in the rest of the ingredients and pour on top.

Cauliflower Recipe

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

About the Author
Lisa Caponigri is the author of This is Sunday Dinner and Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?, published by Sterling Epicure. Both of Lisa's cookbooks brim with her memories of living in Italy, both as a child and as an adult raising her own family, anecdotes about her family, regional and seasonal Italian specialties, and all the advice needed to get a spectacular Sunday Dinner on the table, every Sunday of the year. She has developed a line of prepared foods and sauces called Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Lisa debuted on HSN and has appeared on QVC. She has also appeared on a variety of television programs, including Seattle's New Day Northwest, Good Morning Toronto, Chicago's WGNLunchbreak, and New England Cooks, to name a few. Lisa is frequently consulted as an expert in Italian lifestyle and food. Lisa Caponigri lives in South Bend, IN and travels frequently to Italy to research the latest in "la dolce vita". Visit to learn more about Lisa!

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