Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

This easy Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower is an easy healthy side dish to serve any night of the week.  It’s nicely seasoned with garlic, thyme and Parmesan.

This Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower is tossed in parmesan cheese and makes an easy healthy side dish to serve any night of the week.

Learn how to roast cauliflower with this easy roasted garlic cauliflower recipe.  Cauliflower florets, fresh garlic and thyme are roasted to perfection then tossed with finely grated parmesan cheese. It makes a delicious and healthy side dish to serve with grilled chicken or fish.

This Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower is tossed in parmesan cheese and makes an easy healthy side dish to serve any night of the week

If you’re not a fan of cauliflower – this recipe may change your mind about things.  Roasting brings out the best in cauliflower, especially when it’s roasted with garlic and tossed with grated parmesan cheese.  What’s not to love!?

ROASTED GARLIC CAULIFLOWER RECIPE

Learn how to make roasted cauliflower with this incredibly easy recipe.

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3-4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • 1/3  cup parmesan cheese, finely grated (plus about 1/4 cup more for garnish – optional)
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

HOW TO ROAST CAULIFLOWER

This oven roasted cauliflower recipe comes together in about 30 minutes start-to-finish. 

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
  2. Rub the inside of a large casserole dish with extra-virgin olive
  3. Place the cauliflower florets olive oil and garlic in the baking dish. Drizzle the olive oil over the cauliflower and toss to coast evenly.
  4. Season with thyme, salt and pepper and paprika if using.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through.  (You can drizzle another tablespoon over it, if needed, to keep it from drying out).
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and broil for 3 to 5 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Garnish with extra Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.

This Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower is tossed in parmesan cheese and makes an easy healthy side dish to serve any night of the week

I was at Whole Foods Market one day at their salad counter and a woman bought 2 large containers of the Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower… to the tune of about $35.  So naturally I was curious and ordered a small container.  $2 for two florets.  If you’ve ever wondered how to roast cauliflower in the oven this easy recipe is for you.  It’s just as good as Wholefoods roasted cauliflower only it doesn’t cost a fortune!!  

This Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower is tossed in parmesan cheese and makes an easy healthy side dish to serve any night of the week

BENEFITS OF CAULIFLOWER

Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, along with broccoli, cabbage, kale, and brussels sprouts,   It’s considered one of the healthiest foods on the planet.  

  • Good source of phytochemicals and anti-inflammatory compounds which help to ward off cancer and heart disease.  
  • Rich with certain compounds (sulforaphane, glucobrassicin, glucoraphanin, and gluconasturtiian) which supports liver health and is beneficial for digestion and triggers the liver to produce detoxifying enzymes that block free-radical damage.

HEALTHY CAULIFLOWER RECIPES

This Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower is tossed in parmesan cheese and makes an easy healthy side dish to serve any night of the week
Yield: 4 servings

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

This easy Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower is a healthy side dish for any night of the week. It’s nicely seasoned with garlic, thyme and Parmesan.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3-4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • 1/3  cup parmesan cheese, finely grated (plus about 1/4 cup more for garnish - optional)
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
  2. Rub the inside of a large casserole dish with extra-virgin olive
  3. Place the cauliflower floutes olive oil and garlic in the baking dish. Drizzle the olive oil over the cauliflower and toss to coast evenly.
  4. Season with thyme, salt and pepper and paprika if using.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through. If the cauliflower is getting dried out - drizzle another tablespoon over it.
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and broil for 3 to 5 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Garnish with extra Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.

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