Curried Cauliflower Grilled-Cheese Sandwich

Curried Cauliflower Grilled-Cheese Sandwich

  • Author: Delphine Fortin
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Savory
  • Cuisine: Vegan


There is nothing quite like a gooey, crispy grilled-cheese sandwich. This one is loaded with curried cauliflower, fresh baby spinach, and vegan cheese.



  • 4 large slices of thick sourdough bread
  • 48 slices cheese, provolone style*
  • 2 Tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil + 1 Tablespoon
  • 2 large lemons, halved
  • 12 teaspoons yellow curry
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


For the curried cauliflower:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium size bowl, combine cauliflower florets with olive oil. Sprinkle yellow curry powder and stir well.Transfer to the baking sheet, add the lemon halves, and season with salt.
  3. Roast for about 30 minutes or until cauliflower is tender and slightly golden brown.Halfway through the roasting time, toss the cauliflower and press the lemons over the cauliflower florets.
  4. Meanwhile, sauté the fresh baby spinach with the remaining olive oil in a small saucepan. Turn off the heat and set aside.

To assemble:

  1. Layer the (vegan) cheese, spinach and curried cauliflower florets onto a slice of bread. Top with a slice of bread, spread with vegan butter on the outside of the bread. Repeat for the second sandwich.
  2. Transfer the sandwiches to a skillet over medium high heat. Cook until the cheese is melted, flipping once or twice to get both sides browned. Serve immediately!


* I used vegan cheese, provolone style but if you are not vegan just use melting cheese of your choice.