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This Roasted Cauliflower is easy to make and brings out the best flavor in the cauliflower. People love this simple, healthy side dish!

Roasted Cauliflower on a baking sheet with a wooden spoon on it.
  • What are the benefits of eating cauliflower?

    Cauliflower in the right proportions can be very healthy for many individuals. Cauliflower is packed full of fiber and B vitamins. Its fiber can help support people lower cholesterol levels, control blood sugar, and normalize bowel movements. Cauliflower also has a good amount of phytonutrients and antioxidants that many believe can help fight off some diseases. In short, cauliflower can be part of a great balanced diet.
  • Is cauliflower good for losing weight?

    Cauliflower can be amazing for weight loss. Because it is a non-starchy vegetable it is low on calories and can be eaten in large quantities. Many people on the Keto diet use cauliflower to cut out carbs from their diet to help support them in their weight loss journey.
  • What does cauliflower taste like?

    The taste of cauliflower is not strong and is very mild-tasting with a little bit of a nutty flavor. This means it takes on the taste of its seasonings well and you can make cauliflower taste like almost anything. This recipe does a great job at getting you away from cauliflowers natural taste and substituting it for an amazing parmesan, lemon, garlic flavor.
  • How to cut cauliflower:

    Use a sharp knife to slice the entire head of cauliflower in half lengthwise to expose all of the florets.

    Use a sharp knife to trim around the edges of the stem and leaves and cut off all of the florets.

    Discard the center stem and green leaves.

    Break up any large chunks of florets by hand, or use a knife to cut them into smaller pieces.

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other easy vegetable side dishes:

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Roasted Cauliflower on a baking sheet with a wooden spoon on it.
This Roasted Cauliflower is easy to make and brings out the best flavor in the cauliflower. People love this simple, healthy side dish!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
  • 2 large heads cauliflower cut into florets
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Place the cauliflower florets onto a baking sheet and toss with the garlic slices. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast in an oven at 425 degrees until cauliflower is tender crisp (about 15-20 minute).
  • Remove from oven and drizzle the lemon juice over the cooked cauliflower and sprinkle the lemon zest and Parmesan cheese over it. Serve hot!


Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 32.7mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Roasted Cauliflower

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HIlde Konings

5 stars
Very good. I loved it.

HIlde Konings-Reijnders

I made this for diner and we loved it. Thanks for your good recipes. I love the video’s

Terisa Spector

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Yum! Thanks for the recipe! I love your blog, you are awesome and I love your videos. You are such a breath of fresh air and I love coming to your site! All the recipes are fabulous!

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