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


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 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 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


  • 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.  Change oven's heat to broil and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan Cheese if desired.


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. 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. Jenny

      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. 🙂

  2. Lindy

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

  3. Yvette

    This easy recipe was fabulous! I added capers and dusted the top with a little parmesan
    cheese. Thanks!

  4. Jeanette

    Roasted cauliflower is addictive isn’t it! It’s one of my kids’ favorites and I’m so glad since it’s so good for you. Looks fantastic!

  5. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)

    This looks wonderful! I cannot resist roasted cauliflower. It totally transforms itself and becomes so much more delicious and tasty. Totally irresistible.

  6. Angie

    If you turn the oven a little hotter, you won’t need to broil. I think I do 400, maybe 425.

  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. Aimee Wimbush-Bourque

    Cauliflower is like the hidden gem of summer vegetables. We love it roasted, too!

  9. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

    Oh, I LOVE roasted veggies! I do this same thing with broccoli and brussels sprouts, too.

  10. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    I make roasted cauliflower at least once a week! I toss it with a little whole grain mustard…delish! Now, I need to try it with garlic!

  11. 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!

  12. Shannon

    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!

  13. Julie @ Table for Two

    I agree with you! Something magical happens inside the oven when veggies are roasted 🙂 i love this!

  14. josie

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

  15. Amanda

    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!

  16. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts

    I love cauliflower – one of my favorite veggies! And this looks totally amazing – I’m sure I’ll love it even more now! 😉

  17. Melanie @

    Looks delicious. I have yet to find a veggie that I didn’t like roasted. I never liked brussel sprouts until my Mom introduced them to me roasted. BAM! I love em now.

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