Roasted Cauliflower

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Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower is one of my favorite veggies to roast. We’ve had it with sage, with curry powder, with paprika – or just like this, highlighted on its own. You can’t really mess it up.

I used to think that cauliflower was pretty bland. However, I’ve since grown to appreciate its unique flavor (particularly when it is roasted). If you think you don’t like cauliflower and haven’t had it in a while, give this a try and see if your tastes have changed!



Roasted Cauliflower

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Yield: 4


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Clean the cauliflower and chop it into bite-sized pieces. Mince 4 cloves garlic.
  2. In a bowl, combine the cauliflower, garlic, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper. Add just enough olive oil to lightly coat the cauliflower and toss to combine.
  3. Spread the cauliflower on a baking sheet and bake for around 40 minutes or until browned, turning once. To serve, add lemon juice to taste.



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    January 14, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Love roasted cauliflower or any roasted vegetable for that matter!

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    Tiffiny Felix
    January 14, 2011 at 1:11 am

    I’ve wanted to try roasting cauliflower for a long time…your’s looks so good; just the kick in the pants I need :)

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    January 14, 2011 at 10:12 am

    I want to do this with our next batch of cauliflower. I like the simplicity of it.

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    January 14, 2011 at 11:18 am

    one of my fav veggie- looks perfect!

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    Caramel Wings
    January 14, 2011 at 11:44 am

    This looks so yummy… Cauliflower is one of the best and yet one of the most under rated vegetables of all times.

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    January 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I love roasted cauliflower too! (p.s… I really like the cloths underneath your serving plate! They’re very pretty!)

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    Jennie @ Oh, Sweet Day!
    January 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Roasting cauliflower is one of my favorite quick side dishes!

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    Medifast Coupon
    January 15, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    This is perfect! What a great way to get the most out of this veggie! The flavours are blended so well and roasting is the perfect method of cooking.

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    foodies at home
    January 20, 2011 at 1:41 am

    I honestly can say that I have never had roasted cauliflower, but I am definitely going to try it now!

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    January 23, 2011 at 1:41 am

    I just tried out the recipe tonight. I added a bit more garlic (5 cloves) + a carrot I needed to take care of soon. It was FABULOUS. Healthy, and yet so tasty — even my husband loved it.

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    Tammy D
    March 2, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I just discovered roasted cauliflower in the past few months. Who knew? It is marvelous. I sprinkle a bit of grated parmesan cheese over it. It sure beats steamed or boiled with Velveeta melted over it!

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    April 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Radishes are also good this way. We usually do radishes and cauliflower together, but no garlic, just olive oil, salt and pepper

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    April 28, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    This is absolutely delicious! Who knew cauliflower could taste so good?!

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    Ruby Jo
    May 4, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    You guys make everything look beautiful!!!

    Today, I came here to look up the perfect boiled egg (in process now)–but I am definitely going to try this cauliflower. All winter long, I roasted all my veggies and loved them. Do you all ever try grapeseed oil? It is one of my favorites on veggies right now.

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      May 4, 2011 at 12:29 pm


      Hopefully the egg recipe works the same at your altitude… you’ll have to let us know! We haven’t tried roasting veggies with grapeseed oil – thanks for the recommendation.

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    January 3, 2012 at 1:02 am

    I made this tonight, it was delicious. Thank you!

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    January 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    This dish was fantastic. I look forward to trying out your other roasted cauliflower recipe. Thank you.

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