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Parmesan roasted cauliflower on a white countertop.

Confession: I was having people over for dinner the night I made this. I didn’t serve it because I ate it all before they got here.

Winter cauliflower gets roasted, seasoned, and decked out with Parm for an awesome side dish for a cold day. It hardly ever gets any easier than this, and let me tell you, it’s good enough to eat it all! But please, do at least make an attempt to share!


2 lb. cauliflower florets
1 sweet onion, peeled, halved, and sliced
1 TB olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Spread cauliflower and onion out in a single layer on a 4-sided baking sheet.

3. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

4. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven.

5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan. Serve hot.

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December 11, 2013 5:36 pm

This was not my favourite of yours. It's easy, simple, and relatively healthy… but I found that it had a bitter after taste. I would not make this again.

December 11, 2013 5:39 pm
Reply to  Wendy

Wendy, what kind of onion did you use? I didn't find a bitter after taste at all. Any bitterness would have come due to product, not the recipe. Bitter cauliflower means it was poorly grown.

December 11, 2013 5:43 pm
Reply to  Wendy

Oh, and if you are particularly sensitive to bitterness in cauliflower or broccoli, you can soak it in water for 30 minutes prior to using it in a recipe .That should reduce any bitterness.

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