The Best Roasted Cauliflower

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This roasted cauliflower is easy to make and brings out the best flavors in cauliflower. Everyone loves this easy, healthy side dish!

Really, all vegetables should be roasted.While we love a lot of vegan recipes that don’t include baking, we’ve never quite like them. Roasting gives the cauliflower just the right amount of browning and crispness that’s simply delightful. Honestly, it steals the show from the main course half the time, but maybe that’s just us. We love veggies from the Full-time Chef’s family, and it’s not hard to see why once you try this parmesan, lemon, and garlic combination.

Health Benefits:

Cauliflower is rich in fiber and B vitamins. Fiber can help lower cholesterol levels, control blood sugar, and is high in phytonutrients and antioxidants, which many believe can help fight disease.

What does cauliflower taste like?

The flavor of the cauliflower is not strong, very mild with a hint of nuttiness. That means it brings out the flavors of the seasoning well. This recipe does a great job of enhancing the natural flavors of the cauliflower, with amazing Parmesan, lemon, and garlic flavors.

How to Cut Cauliflower for the Best Roasted Cauliflower:

  • Using a sharp knife, slice the entire head of cauliflower in half lengthwise, exposing all the florets.
  • Trim the edges of the stems and leaves, and cut off any florets.
  • Discard the center stem and green leaves.
  • Break up the larger florets with your hands, or cut them into smaller pieces with a knife.
Closeup of roasted cauliflower on a griddle.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Store leftover cauliflower in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in oven preheated to 350°F until heated through.

If you liked this recipe, you might be interested in these other easy vegetable side dishes:

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Roasted cauliflower on a baking sheet with a wooden spoon on top.

This roasted cauliflower is easy to make and brings out the best flavors in cauliflower. Everyone loves this easy, healthy side dish!

Preparation time 5 minute

cooking time 20 minute

total time 25 minute

raw material

  • 2 Large head of cauliflower cut into florets
  • 3 clove garlic slice
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to try
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Arrange the cauliflower florets on a baking sheet and toss with the garlic slices. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  • Roast in a 425 degree oven until the cauliflower is crisp (about 15-20 minutes).

  • Remove from oven, drizzle lemon juice over cooked cauliflower and sprinkle with lemon zest and Parmesan cheese. Serve hot!

Calories: 112kcal | carbohydrate: 5G | protein: 5G | fat: 8G | Saturated fat: 2G | cholesterol: 8mg | sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 177mg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 1G | Vitamin A: 85unit | Vitamin C: 32.7mg | calcium: 129mg | iron: 0.4mg

The Best Roasted Cauliflower