Roasted Cauliflower


Cauliflower was just OK,
Until I tried a whole new way.

Break the head into it’s curds,
I love it when I find new words. 🙂

Pepper, salt and olive oil,
Set atop a pan with foil.

Bake for 30, add some cheese,
Broil for 5, done with ease.


Thank you to my mom, Karen, for this delicious vegetable dish. Although this cauliflower will also taste good spiced up, sometimes simple is better.

2 heads cauliflower, broken into curds (florets)

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1  tsp. coarse salt

1/2  tsp. coarse pepper

3 T Parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Place the cauliflower curds in a mixing bowl and add the olive oil, salt and pepper.  Mix until the cauliflower is well-coated with olive oil.  Transfer to a foil-lined baking pan (easy clean-up) and bake for 30-35 minutes.  Take the pan out of the oven and sprinkle the cauliflower with Parmesan cheese.  Change the oven setting to broil (high) and cook the cauliflower for approximately 5 more minutes or until the curds become brown on the edges.  Serve warm as a side or cold as a snack.

3 thoughts on “Roasted Cauliflower

  1. Michelle Rishwain January 4, 2011 — 6:39 am

    I love this dish. I always seem to forget about it while
    Shopping produce. Thanks for putting it on my list I totally agree it needs nothing else. Happy new year

  2. I swear..cauliflower is like the last kid picked for the team, especially now that romanesco is in the picture! Personally, I love a good roasted bowl of florets, drizzled with a little butter and EVOO. Yours are roasted perfectly! Happy New Year to you and yours!

  3. I love cauliflower prepared this way; I love it fried and served with tarator too, but this is definitely healthier!!!

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