Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

This Roasted Garlic Cauliflower is simple to prepare and makes the perfect side dish to any meal. It’s a healthy and delicious recipe that the whole family will enjoy!
Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

This recipe is about to change the way you feel about cauliflower!

If you are not a cauliflower fan I am about to turn you into one. There’s something magical that happens when this beautiful white vegetable gets roasted. The golden brown color brings a flavor like no other.

There’s the most charming little vegetarian restaurant down the street from my house called Zinc Cafe. They serve a roasted cauliflower my mom and I go nuts for. Perfectly roasted and full of flavor. I finally decided I am going to make it at home so I could enjoy it anytime.  Wait until you try it, you won’t be able to stop munching….and it’s a cruciferous vegetable so the more the merrier:)

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How To Make Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

You start with a nice large head of cauliflower. Cut the florets off of the head like so.

Roasted Cauliflower

Drizzle lightly with olive oil.

Roasted Cauliflower

Careful not to over-do-it with the olive oil. Just a light drizzle does the trick.

Roasted Cauliflower

Season with kosher salt.

Roasted Cauliflower

A touch of garlic salt and some freshly ground black pepper. Roast in the oven….

Roasted Cauliflower

….until you get a little something fabulous like this. Can’t.Stop.Eating.

Roasted Cauliflower

Enjoy!

Tips for Making Roasted Cauliflower

Try sprinkling fresh grated Parmesan Cheese on your roasted cauliflower either during baking or right out of the oven.  So good to make a Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower too!  This roasted vegetable goes great with your favorite proteins.  Grilled chicken, steak, crock pot meals.  You name it, it’s really the perfect side dish.  You can even just enjoy it by itself.  It really is that good.  Hope you enjoy!

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

This Roasted Garlic Cauliflower is simple to prepare and makes the perfect side dish to any meal. It's a healthy and delicious recipe that the whole family will enjoy!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Jenny
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Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower about 2 1/2 pounds
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut florets off of cauliflower head. Slice each head in half lengthwise. Place onto prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic salt. With large spoon, toss to coat.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and with spoon, stir and flip florets. Β Change oven's heat to broil and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan Cheese if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 385mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 34.7mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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49 Responses
  1. Patty

    love your recipe! I used lemon infused olive oil, kosher salt, may I suggest a little sprinkle of sugar, because it helps the browning process (caramelization). I used Ancho chile pepper instead of basic black pepper and lemon juice as you suggested. Topped with a little Parmesan before putting under the broiler.
    Fantastic.

  2. Robin

    Great recipe! My daughter is a “new” vegetarian so I am trying lots of new recipes. I saw this today and didn’t have time to go to the store so I made it with a bag of frozen. It turned out great! I know it will be even more amazing next time with fresh πŸ™‚

  3. Julienne

    Oops, scratch that. Just realized I didn’t have any kosher salt so used table salt and forgot to cut it in half. Sorry, my bad! πŸ™‚

  4. Jessica

    I made this last night as a side for steaks, and my family loved it (even my picky 7 year old)! We’re new at low-carbing, and using this recipe, we didn’t miss potatoes at all πŸ™‚ This is so quick and easy, and has loads more flavor and character than the raw or steamed cauliflower I’m used to. Great recipe!

  5. Isabellesmom

    First off, I’d like to say I don’t normally leave comments, however this is the best thing ever! I was skeptical at first BC I have never really like cauliflower raw or cooked, but I am hooked. I’ve made it three times now putting a new little spin on it each time and it just gets better and better. Thanks so much for the recipe!

    1. Isabellesmom, thank you for commenting. I love hearing about the successes. We love these at our house also and are a couple weeks overdue from making them again. πŸ™‚

  6. Lindy

    Just made it this evening. It was delicious!! We devoured it all! Much better than just cooking the cauliflower imho πŸ™‚ Thank you for the recipe!

  7. Julie

    You are so right! I never liked cauliflower in the least until a friend roasted it and I gave it another try. Now, I am not only a fan, but an addict! The same treatment converted me to Brussels sprouts too! It’s so nice to add new veggies to my rotation.

  8. nina

    I love roasted cauliflower! My kids love it too (including a very picky eater). Try drizzling with lemon juice or your fave vinegar when it comes out of the oven – it’s really good! I first got onto roasted cauliflower when I tried deep-fried cauliflower at a Lebanese restaurant (f you ever have a chance, try it – it’s absolutely amazing). I decided to try roasting it to try to reproduce the taste and found that we all loved this version!

  9. You have no idea how happy I was to see this post this morning. I received a head of cauliflower in my CSA box and had no idea what to do with it that didn’t involved coating it with something. This looks super simple and quick!

  10. josie

    so delish, try the last few minutes of cooking to add some freshly grated parmesean cheese..it takes it to a whole new level!

  11. I went to the grocery store to get cauliflower because the recipe was calling me name… and they were OUT!! WTHeck??? So now I cant get your recipe out of my head. Its look delish!

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