Hangry Cauliflower Recipes Cauliflower and Spicy Mince Layered Bake with Coconut Cream

Cauliflower and Spicy Mince Layered Bake with Coconut Cream

A mouth watering and flavourful experience awaits within this simple to make but complex tasting curried mince and cauliflower bake.

This easy-to-make curried mince and cauliflower bake is absolutely full of flavour! Every mouthful leaves you quietly savoring all the taste combinations within. So don’t be surprised when the table goes quiet shortly after dishing up.

It’s a Curried Mince Bake that is Effortless to Make

One of my favourite things about this delicious bake is that once you have all your prep work done, you can pop it in the oven and walk away! So you are really only spending that 15 minutes of prep time in the kitchen.

It starts with mixing together some especially paired ingredients. The basil pesto gets mixed into the mince, and the coconut cream and curry paste are blended. At this point my tastebuds were already jumping for joy. Then, all that is left is layering your ingredients into a baking dish and popping it all in the oven for about 40 minutes.

Its a Versatile Meal

You can play around with this curried mince cauliflower bake as much as you want. If you don’t like the curry, simply leave it out. Or swap the basil pesto for that of a different herb. And of course, if your gut is happy with dairy, it is also delicious with fresh cream. However, if you can only have a little bit of dairy, I recommend saving it for some cheese. A layer grated over the top and popped back in the oven for 3 minutes adds even more luxury to the dish

I tried quite a few different arrangements and found that all the ingredients cooked to perfection when I used the order specified below. But the order of the layered ingredients is not set in stone, so feel free to play around.

Curried Mince Cauliflower Bake

Curried Mince Cauliflower Bake

Dominique Myburgh
Cauliflower and Spicy Mince Layered Bake.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Global
Servings 4


  • 250 ml Coconut Cream
  • 250 ml Water
  • 1 tbsp Red Curry Paste
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Cauliflower Grated
  • 400 g Mince
  • 2 tbsp Basil Pesto
  • 1 Large Onion Finely sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic Crushed
  • 3 Small Sweet Potatoes Grated


  • Mix the coconut cream, water and red curry paste together in a bowl.
  • Mix the mince and basil pesto together in a bowl.
  • Coat the bottom of your baking dish with a thin layer of Olive Oil or Ghee.
  • Evenly layer the raw ingredients in the following order, taking care to cover the entire bottom of the dish: Cauliflower, Pesto Mince, Onion, Garlic, Potatoe.
  • Pour the Curried cream mix over the whole dish.
  • Bake for about 40min at 180.
Keyword Bake, Cauliflower, Curry, Mince

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