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Cauliflower with Browned Butter

Cauliflower with Browned Butter

Fresh grated nutmeg and browned butter give this side dish a deep nutty flavor.

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5 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time



1 1/2 pounds (about 7 1/2 cups) cauliflower florets

1/3 cup water


1 Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter

2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots or onion

2 tablespoons sherry  

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg  


Chopped fresh parsley, if desired


 *Substitute 2 tablespoon chicken broth. **Substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place cauliflower florets and water into 12-inch skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until water boils. Cover; continue cooking 3-4 minutes or until cauliflower is crisply tender. Drain; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt butter in same skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes or until butter turns deep golden brown. (Butter will get foamy and bubble.) Stir in shallots, sherry, salt and pepper; cook 30 seconds. Return cauliflower to skillet; toss to coat. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 1-2 minutes or until cauliflower is fork tender. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.

Nutrition (1 serving)

160 Calories
12 Fat (g)
30 Cholesterol (mg)
480 Sodium (mg)
10 Carbohydrates (g)
4 Dietary Fiber
4 Protein (g)
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