Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Roasting cauliflower brings out its nuttiness flavor and caramelizes the edges. This is such an easy way to prepare it, I toss it with garlic, lemon juice and olive oil and top it with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and some lemon zest when it comes out of the oven.

I can eat a whole bowl of this for lunch, but I usually make this as a side for steaks, pork chops or chicken. An irresistible side dish, even to people who don’t like cauliflower.

Oven Roasted Cauliflower
Servings: 5 • Size: 1 cup • Points+: 2 pts • Smart Points: 2
Calories: 88 • Fat: 6 g • Carb: 8 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 3 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 58 mg (without salt) • Cholesterol: 1 mg


  • 6 1/2 cups uncooked cauliflower florets (about 1 large) cut small
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper
  • juice of 1/4 lemon
  • 2 tbsp Parmigiano Reggiano, freshly grated


Preheat oven to 450°F.

Combine cauliflower, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper well so all the florets are coated and seasoned. Place in a large shallow roasting pan and place in the center of the oven.

Roast for about 25-35 minutes, turning florets occasionally so they are evenly cooked. Remove from oven and top with cheese and some lemon zest and additional salt and pepper if needed.

Makes 5 cups.