Cauliflower and Barley Parmesan Bake

Cauliflower and Barley Parmesan Bake in the baking dish

This Cauliflower and Barley Parmesan Bake is a satisfying meatless meal your whole family will love (mine does!). The saucy, cheesy flavors in this dish mimic those in a traditional chicken or eggplant parmesan, but using cauliflower and barley! If that seems weird to you, just trust me, it’s delicious. Cauliflower is my husband’s favorite vegetable, but I generally feel kind of “meh” about it most of the time. I think this dish has made me a cauliflower believer! There’s so much craveable comfort food flavor here and I found a serving to be very filling.

After posting my Cheesy Spicy Black Bean Skillet earlier this month, I got great feedback and requests for more meatless meals. I’m happy to oblige! Sometimes meals without meat can feel a bit like a side dish, but this one is hearty and substantial enough for even my meat-loving husband to enjoy it as a main course. He calls this “Cauliflower Pizza Casserole” because he thinks the flavors taste like pizza. Whatever you call it, a 1 ¼ cups serving of this Cauliflower and Barley Parmesan Bake is just 268 calories or 8 WW Personal Points per serving (though you get an extra point back for the vegetables)! To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here. (more…)

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