Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
Parmesan roasted cauliflower is a simple and flavorful side dish to any main meal. The slightly nutty flavor of the florets are enhanced with a sprinkle of cheese for the perfect touch of seasoning!
I was writing a list of Fall recipes that I want to share with you all and noticed that EVERY SINGLE ONE was a treat! My teeth started to hurt just reading over the list! Haha – that’s not going to stop me from getting busy in the kitchen because I have some great ideas brewing, but first let’s get filled up on a simple veggie dish that can be your “go to” recipe when you need to reset your sugar intake!
Roasting vegetables brings out the BEST flavors. I’m not sure why, but anytime I roast broccoli, carrots or cauliflower we eat EVERY SINGLE PIECE. In fact, even though a whole head of cauliflower should be enough for four, it’s not. Not when you roast them at least!
The last of the four being served will be left with just a bite and there will be no seconds! I have a sneaky solution though. Serve yourself FIRST. The cook is usually last in line to plate up, right? Even when my family insists that I get my plate first, I decline (not sure what’s up with that!). In this case, just do it and get your fair share! The second option is to double up and roast two heads of cauliflower! It might seem like a lot, but when cauliflower is cut up into florets you’ll see that the amount will allow for a second servings for sure!
- 1 head cauliflower separated in florets
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Kosher salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese shredded
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Place clean cauliflower in a bowl and toss with olive oil coating as many pieces as possible. Place on a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes stirring at the 15 minute mark. Cook until florets turn light brown.
- Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the florets and cook an additional 5 minutes. Remove from oven.
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Your title caught my attention! Parmesan and cauliflower? That’s a rare combination. You’re a genius! Thanks for sharing such a brilliant idea with us.
Thanks, Mary! I love my roasted veggies and cheese just takes it to a whole new delicious level 🙂
This is such a great idea. I have been trying to find more low-carb side dishes! Thanks!
This looks really fantastic!! I’ve never tried it.
I love those little browned bits. It is like they get a caramelized flavor. Pinning!
This is a great alternative to sErving foods that are high in calories, ie french fries.
I’ve seen people replace chicken nuggets using califlower or even making buffalo bites, covering it in wing sauce.
It is always a bonus when you find new ways to add plenty of vegetables into your diet.
Cauliflower is dense and the texture is hearty so I find them super satisfying, plus all the fiber helps fill us up! I do like french fries as well, but don’t eat them often.
Easy and yummy. My family loves cauliflower (actually we love all those cruciferous veggies). I can just imagine how good this would taste!
Silly easy to make and there is nothing like roasted veggies. So much natural flavor!
I love dishes with cauliflower. And it really goes well with cheese of any kind. You’ll love it with Japanese Mayo too!
I’ve never tried Japanese Mayo! I need to give that a try for sure!
I have had cauliflower a lot of ways, but not this way. That looks good
Ohhh, you must try roasting cauliflower. It’s so good. Really surprisingly simple too!
Those look seriously addicting!
Those look seriously addicting!
I know, right! How can a veggie be so enticing! Thanks for swinging by, Matt!
That sounds like an amazing side dish. I can’t wait to try this.
Thanks, Robin! I know you’ll love the flavors 🙂