Source: Parents Magazine


Recipe Summary test

30 mins
5 mins
10 mins
25 mins
70 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Oil a 1-1/2- to 2-quart gratin dish or any oblong baking pan. Heat the oven to 400°F.

  • Put 2 tablespoons of the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the onion and garlic and cook until just beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the meat and stir to break it up; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until the meat is no longer pink, about 8 to 10 minutes more depending on the kind of meat; set aside.

  • While the meat cooks, put the cauliflower pieces on a baking sheet, drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Transfer to the oven and roast until a knife easily pierces a floret, about 20 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F.

  • Put the stock and tomato sauce in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a gentle bubble. Stir in the couscous and turn off the heat; let sit for about 10 minutes.

  • Spoon a thin layer of the tomato sauce mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and top with cauliflower pieces and then a portion of the meat. Repeat the layers until you have used up all the ingredients, finishing with the tomato sauce. Bake the casserole until it's bubbling along the edges, about 25 minutes. Serve hot, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese if you like.

Nutrition Facts

542 calories; fat 31g; cholesterol 77mg; saturated fat 9g; carbohydrates 38g; mono fat 17g; poly fat 2g; trans fatty acid 1g; insoluble fiber 7g; sugars 13g; protein 29g; vitamin a 1020.4IU; vitamin c 52.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 8.7mg; vitamin b6 0.9mg; folate 84.7mcg; vitamin b12 2.5mcg; sodium 1534mg; potassium 1448mg; calcium 80.8mg; iron 5.6mg.