Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

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This oven-roasted cauliflower recipe is the very best vegetarian side dish! It’s perfectly seasoned and tender with crispy edges. You’ll love how easy it is to cook in the oven using just 4 ingredients. Served roasted cauliflower with Pan-Seared Chicken Thighs or Whole Roasted Duck, or enjoy it straight from the oven as a snack!

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Ingredients You’ll Need for Roasted Cauliflower

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Head of cauliflower – A fresh head of cauliflower is cut into bite-sized pieces. Cut the cauliflower into sections if you want to roast cauliflower steaks. I would add a few extra minutes to the cooking time to make sure it’s all the way tender.

Olive oil – Or avocado oil or coconut oil. It will help the cauliflower roast/ brown instead of drying out.

Salt and pepper – Super simple seasonings. Try adding curry powder, minced garlic or garlic powder for a different flavor.

Optional, add cheese! In the last few minutes of the cooking time sprinkle parmesan cheese or cheddar cheese over top!

How To Make Oven-Roasted Cauliflower

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and lining a sheet pan with parchment paper. 
  2. Next, rinse your head of cauliflower and cut it in half. From here cut bite-sized florets then transfer to a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil or Homemade Ghee, salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Toss everything together to evenly coat the cauliflower florets in the oil and seasonings.
  3. Roast cauliflower for 30 – 40 minutes or until the edges are brown and the florets are fork-tender. Serve and enjoy!
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Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

This oven-roasted cauliflower recipe is the very best vegetarian side dish! It's perfectly seasoned and tender with crispy edges. You'll love how easy it is to cook in the oven using just 4 ingredients. Served roasted cauliflower with Pan-Seared Chicken Thighs or Whole Roasted Duck, or enjoy it straight from the oven as a snack!
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Course: vegetable side dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2 – 3 servings
Calories: 196kcal
Cost: $5

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 large head of cauliflower about 8 cups chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper then set it aside.
  • Rinse and then cut the head of cauliflower in half. Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. 
  • Evenly spread the cauliflower florets on the cookie sheet, then drizzle the ghee or olive oil over top with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix to coat the cauliflower with the oil. 
  • Bake for 30 – 40 minutes, or until the edges of the cauliflower florets are brown and the florets are fork-tender. Enjoy!

Notes

Oven-roasted cauliflower can be meal prepped in advance and reheated in the oven.
Lasts about a week in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 863mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 139mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg

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