Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

This Garlic Roasted Cauliflower its loaded with flavor. Perfect for all the cauliflower lovers. This easy 30 minute recipe has only 5 simple ingredients.

A blue bowl filled with the garlic roasted cauliflower.

This Garlic Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower will not disappoint, with the flavorful garlic and nuttiness from the parmesan. Cauliflower is seriously one of the best vegetables as it is so versatile, you can season it in so many delicious ways or pair it with your favorite protein.

To learn more about the nutrient facts of cauliflower, visit the USDA.


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What We Love About This Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that may reduce the risk of cancer due to it’s special antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory effects, as well as it’s high fiber content plus all the benefits of garlic make this a real superstar.

  • 30 Minute Side Dish: Garlic Roasted Cauliflower is ready in 30 minutes start to finish, with 10 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of cooking time.
  • Easy Ingredients: For this garlic parmesan cauliflower recipe all you need is 5 simple ingredients.
  • Adaptable: You can easily swap the cauliflower from broccoli. Make vegetarian by using nutritional yeast or cashew cheese.
A closeup of the roasted cauliflower.

Ingredient Notes

  • Whole Head of Cauliflower: You can cheat and use bagged and precut cauliflower for this gluten free recipe.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Garlic Cloves: Fresh is best but you can use a jarred variety.
  • Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese
A head of cauliflower.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower

These are the basic steps for making Garlic Roasted Cauliflower. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions, calories and total time.

Cutting the cauliflower.

STEP 1: CUT CAULIFLOWER INTO FLORETS

Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees f. Wash and dry your head of cauliflower throughly, then cut into bite sized florets.

STEP 2: SEASON THE FLORETS

Add the florets to a large bowl along with olive oil, toss to coat, then sprinkle with garlic, kosher salt, and black pepper. Toss until evenly coated then mix in the parmesan cheese.

STEP 3: BAKE CAULIFLOWER

Once you have seasoned the cauliflower, pour onto a prepared baking dish, make sure that the florets in a single layer and not over crowded. Cook for 10 minutes then remove the sheet pans from the oven and flip cauliflower bites and roast for another 5-10 minutes until golden brown.

A pan of the garlic roasted cauliflower.

Prep and Storage Tips for Parmesan Cauliflower Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To prepare this recipe ahead of time, cut cauliflower into florets and season, store covered in the fridge for 1-2 days until you are to cook.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store garlic roasted cauliflower leftovers in airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze roasted garlic cauliflower in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 8 months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

You can reheat cauliflower, in the oven, air fryer, or microwave. To reheat in the oven, place ona large baking sheet and bake at 350 for 5-7 minutes. For the air fryer, cook for 3-5 minutes at 350 degrees. Microwave cauliflower for 1-1.5 minutes or until hot.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT TASTES GOOD WITH ROASTED CAULIFLOWER?

Garlic roasted cauliflower pairs well with many foods including baked chicken, steak, pork, turkey, rice, asparagus, kale, spinach, or any veggie side dish.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE BROCCOLI IN PLACE OF CAULIFLOWER?

You can also use this recipe to make parmesan garlic roasted broccoli the same way you would making cauliflower.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can easily be doubled or halved, just increase or decrease ingredients proportionally.

DOES ROASTED CAULIFLOWER HAVE CARBS?

In one serving of this garlic roasted cauliflower there is nine carbs.

WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO CUT CAULIFLOWER?

There are a few tricks to get the florets off easily, here are some inside tips to cut this vegetable.

A top shot of the parmesan cauliflower recipe.

Expert Tips for Making This Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking sheets before baking.
  • Pre-Cut Cauliflower: For faster prep time, buy pre-cut cauliflower florets at the grocery store.
  • Seasoning: Try using a seasoning blend to up the flavor of the roasted cauliflower, like this All Purpose Seasoning.
  • Clean Up: For an easy clean up prepared baking sheet or roasting pan with parchment paper.

What to Serve with Baked Parmesan Cauliflower

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A blue bowl filled with the garlic roasted cauliflower.
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Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Calling all my cauliflower fans, you will absolutely love this Garlic Roasted Cauliflower its loaded with flavor.
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Ingredients

  • 1 Head Cauliflower, approximately 3-4 cups florets
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup Grated Parmesan

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Place the cauliflower florets in a large bowl and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss well to coat.
  • Season with minced garlic, salt and pepper. Toss to distribute.
  • Stir in the grated parmesan until well-distributed.
  • Spread the seasoned cauliflower on a baking sheet, being sure to avoid over-crowding.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, flip and then continue cooking for 5-10 minutes until well golden.
  • Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking sheets before baking.
  • Pre-Cut Cauliflower: For faster prep time, buy pre-cut cauliflower florets at the grocery store.
  • Seasoning: Try using a seasoning blend to up the flavor of the roasted cauliflower, like this All Purpose Seasoning.
  • Clean Up: For an easy clean up prepared baking sheet or roasting pan with parchment paper.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 451mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower, garlic, olive oil, parmesan, roasted cauliflower

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