Roasted Cauliflower Recipe
This easy Parmesan roasted cauliflower recipe is from Bon Appetit magazine. I have wanted to make this healthy recipe for a long time. I love cauliflower, especially oven roasted cauliflower!
When it is raw, cauliflower has a mild taste but as it roasts in the oven, the cauliflower caramelizes. As a result, it takes on a nutty, buttery taste, which I think is one of the best ways to enjoy it!
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How to Prepare Cauliflower for Roasting or Baking
Roasting cauliflower is so easy, there isn’t much preparation at all. Just be sure to remove any dirt or debris by rinsing it with water. Then, pat the head dry with paper toweling.
How Do I Slice Cauliflower?
For this recipe, I suggest you slice the cauliflower into thin pieces, like the picture above, to form the nice tree shape. It does take some extra time, but you will have the best results.
If you want something easier and quicker, you can always just cut the cauliflower into florets. That’s what I do when I make my Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower recipe.
This is one of the best roasted cauliflower recipes ever, and SO simple to make! The cauliflower is soft and caramelized; it compliments just about any dish.
You can really taste the fresh, natural sweetness, and the savory Parmesan cheese compliments that sweetness perfectly. I really hope you will try this roasted cauliflower recipe; I don’t think you will be disappointed!
Is this Roasted Cauliflower recipe healthy?
In general, cauliflower is a very healthy vegetable. Cauliflower is high in fiber, low in carbohydrates, and is also a good source of antioxidants. So yes, this easy side dish is very healthy!
How many calories per serving?
This Parmesan roasted cauliflower recipe is only 146 calories per serving. If you use less cheese, the calories will be even lower.
What Dishes to Serve with this Recipe?
Cauliflower is best as a side dish. For a wholesome meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend serving it alongside any of the following main dishes.
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Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower Recipe
This roasted cauliflower recipe makes the best cauliflower ever! It's cauliflower baked in the oven with butter, olive oil and Parmesan cheese. A delicious side dish with almost any dinner!
- 8 oz cauliflower florets, sliced horizontally
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pinch salt
- 3 dashes ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon chopped parsley leaves
Preheat oven to 400°.
Toss the sliced cauliflower with the butter and olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper. Transfer the cauliflower to a baking sheet, in single layer, roast until almost tender about 20-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the grated Parmesan and chopped parsley leaves on top of the cauliflower, roast again until the cheese melts and slightly crusty, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately.