Cauliflower and Parsnip Dressing
  • 2heads cauliflower (about 3 pounds)
  • 3tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 3tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 3cups diced onions
  • 3cups diced parsnips
  • 2cups roasted pecans, broken
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 1tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  1. Preheat oven to 400˚.
  2. Separate florets from cauliflower stems (reserve stems). Cut larger florets in half or quarters lengthwise to make pieces as uniform as possible. Toss with olive oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast for about 15 minutes, and then toss with a spatula. Reduce heat to 375˚ and roast for another 35–45 minutes, or until florets are lightly browned. Remove from oven and place in a bowl. (Leave oven on.)
  3. While florets are roasting, grate stems onto a plate (pieces should resemble rice). Heat coconut oil in a large pan; add onions and remaining ½ teaspoon salt, stirring well. Cook on high heat, stirring often, until translucent and lightly browned. Add parsnips and grated cauliflower stems, and continue stirring for 5 minutes. If mixture becomes too dry, add a tablespoon of water from time to time. (You may need as much as ¼ cup water.) As soon as parsnips are tender, remove from heat and stir in remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper, pecans, sage, thyme, 2 tablespoons parsley, and broth. Add about half of the roasted cauliflower and toss well. Pack mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  4. Toss remaining roasted cauliflower with remaining parsley, and spread mixture evenly on top. Cover and bake for about 20–25 minutes, or until hot. Remove cover, turn oven to broil, and lightly broil the top, 1–2 minutes. Serve at once.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower and Parsnip Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Sodium 285mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Protein 7g 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: 389 cal, 29g fat (15g mono, 7g poly, 7g sat), 0mg chol, 7g protein, 28g carb, 11g fiber, 285mg sodium