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Simple Side: Roasted Cauliflower

2011 August 11
by Alicia

Simple side dishes are the best. You want something to accompany you main dish, but not take over the show. Roasted Cauliflower is an excellent choice for a side dish that is simple, but still full of flavor.

Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower takes on an almost candy-like flavor when it takes a trip through a toasty oven. Even if you are not a fan of raw cauliflower, you might be surprised at how tasty it can be when roasted.

First, chop up the cauliflower into uniformly sized pieces. Place onto a nonstick baking sheet, or a well-oiled or foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle some olive oil over top (about a tablespoon or two per head of cauliflower is plenty). Sprinkle generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Toss it all together with a spoon or clean hands. Make sure the cauliflower is in a single layer.

Bake in a preheated 400 degrees F oven for about 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Serve right away!

One head of cauliflower serves about 4 people as a side.

6 Responses leave one →
  1. August 12, 2011

    Thanks. I LOVE roasted cauliflower!

  2. August 22, 2011

    I love it. Must be aromatic.

  3. August 22, 2011

    I like to add chili flakes for some heat when roasting cauliflower. Sometimes after I pull it out of the oven, I sprinkle lemon zest for aroma and a bit of sweet/sour!

    The Dinner Belle for

  4. Caroline Teeple permalink
    September 25, 2011

    Love it. I’ve never met a vegetable I didn’t like to roast.

  5. Isabella permalink
    January 31, 2012

    How awesome this was And what a great idea for cauli! Roasting it – everything roasted is better somehow. When I roast anything, everyone loves it and even my kids had some of this, so it’s a great way to get my kids to eat their veggies! :)

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