Delicious Roasted Cauliflower Recipe | Little Luna
Roasted cauliflower is the perfect healthy side dish for many dinners. It was easy to throw in the oven and came out golden brown with a little crunch. Ok!
Here’s another delicious way to enjoy cauliflower! Who knew it could be so versatile? ! Cauliflower puree, cauliflower rice, and even Buffalo cauliflower are other ways we love it.
Simple, Healthy + Delicious
One of my favorite vegetable side dishes is roasted broccoli – so delicious!
Since broccoli and cauliflower are so similar, I thought I’d try roasted cauliflower. We almost tweaked the broccoli recipe for cauliflower and we are very happy with the results. The crunchy and golden brown they get from the oven is excellent. Not only delicious, but also healthy!
Cauliflower is high in fiber, which is great for overall gut health. It’s also low in calories. A serving of cauliflower has only 25 calories. It’s also great for reducing inflammation because it contains a lot of antioxidants.
Cauliflower is often used in place of many other carbs, such as cauliflower rice, cauliflower pizza crust, and mashed cauliflower!
How to Roast Cauliflower
Prepare. To start this oven-roasted cauliflower recipe, wash and dry the cauliflower thoroughly. Then cut into medium-sized florets. Set them aside while preheating the oven to 425°F. Take a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper, foil or spray with a little cooking spray.
oil mixture. Combine olive oil and garlic in a small bowl and place in microwave for 30 seconds. Take it out and add lemon juice. Then add salt and pepper and mix.
coat. Toss the cauliflower florets with the oil mixture, making sure to coat evenly. Spread the cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the top with Parmesan cheese before placing in the oven.
bake. Roast cauliflower for 18 – 22 minutes. Make sure to toss the cauliflower once during roasting. Remove from the oven and enjoy warm!
Cauliflower Tips + Variations
I love the flavor and crunch parmesan cheese adds to this recipe, but you can easily Change the seasoning to your liking. Some delicious ingredients you can try include: sea salt, pepper, lemon pepper, or warm it with cayenne, paprika, or red pepper flakes.
You can roast the cauliflower at different temperatures if desired – just adjust the cooking time. This recipe takes 18-22 minutes at 425 degrees.
- 350 degrees = 35-45 minutes
- 375 degrees = 25-35 minutes
- 400 degrees = 20-30 minutes
- 450 degrees = 10-15 minutes
Roasted cauliflower is great for moving forward And whip up a healthy snack or lunch side dish! Store cooked roasted cauliflower in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should last up to 5 days. Just heat it up a little more in the microwave, or bake it and you’re good to go.
What to Serve with Roasted Cauliflower:
Serve roasted cauliflower with your favorite dinner dishes. Some of our favorites include:
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Course Side Dishes
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Serving Size 5
Calories 167 kcal
by Lil’ Luna
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 3/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 head cauliflower cut into medium florets
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 425°F
Line a baking sheet with foil or grease a baking sheet.
Put olive oil and garlic in a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds
Stir in lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Toss the cauliflower with the oil mixture and spread on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake for 18 – 22 minutes, tossing the cauliflower once during baking. Enjoy the warmth!