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Oven Roasted Cauliflower

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This super simple and easy oven roasted cauliflower is the perfect side dish to any meal and it’s ready in just 30 minutes. It’s also Keto!

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Making cauliflower is the perfect vegetable if you are looking to go low carb. I love using it as a substitute in certain recipes like swapping with potatoes in my Loaded Cauliflower Mash, or for rice for Cauliflower Fried Rice, and even as a pasta substitute in my Cauliflower Mac and Cheese.

Roasting cauliflower really brings out its’ nutty flavor and I love how it caramelizes the edges. This recipe is so easy to prepare. I just 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. You can serve it with steaks, pork chops or chicken. An irresistible side dish, even for people who don’t like cauliflower.

Hope you enjoy!

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Oven Roasted Cauliflower

5 from 7 votes
2
Cals:88
Protein:3
Carbs:8
Fat:6
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.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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.
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 35 mins
Yield: 5 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 cup, Calories: 88 kcal, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 58 mg, Fiber: 3 g

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130 comments on “Oven Roasted Cauliflower”

  1. Best roasted Cauliflower I have ever tried! It’s delicious. I didn’t flip the cauliflower and it caramelized beautifully. So good, it tasted like a protein. I could see putting this on top of a salad instead of chicken or salmon for a change.

  2. This is one of our all time favorite side dish recipes of yours. Do you think it would be good in the air fryer?

  3. Way exceeded my expectations! Simple ingredients and easy preparation result in something truly delicious and healthy. This would also be great as an appetizer with an aioli dipping sauce.

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    Barbara Green

    I made it it’s cooking right now as a matter of fact. I broke it up into Flourz. And I also added some fresh brussels sprouts Habs to it little bit of olive oil pepper flakes and garlic salt. I’m cooking it at 400 until it’s golden brown

  5. My family turned their noses up at the sound of this…but one taste quickly changed their minds. Another delicious recipe. I LOVE finding fun recipes that encourage my kids to eat their veggies! Thanks!

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  9. This looks great! I’m going to make this with fennel and turnip chips. What would be good to serve it with to make it a meal for kiddos?

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  12. Absolutely delicious – Add some sliced onion rings (separated) when cooking is near complete,  sprinkle cashew or walnut pieces over al and warm — This is absolutely THE best — I love to sprinkle with a bit of tabasco too or feta cheese — OhMyGosh it’s delicious whatever you do!!

  13. To those who suggest boiling before roasting….NO! Never boil cauliflower- anyway- always steam. Use fresh cauli for roasting, and go easy on the condiments. 😀

  14. I made roasted cauliflower and the chicken picatta from this site for dinner tonight and the combo was awesome

  15. I made cauliflower Alfredo sauce last week. After reading this, I know that I'm going to make the sauce using this method. Yummy! !!

  16. I made cauliflower Alfredo sauce last week. After reading this, I know that I'm going to make the sauce using this method. Yummy! !!

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    Susan Williams

    I love cauliflower so much. Great recipe. Thank you for reminding me to make it soon.
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  18. I make roasted cauliflower at least once a week. It's a guaranteed way to get veggies into my picky kids!!