Roasted Cauliflower

Want to impress your family or friends with roasted cauliflower? Well, coming here was the right thing to do, you’ve made a decision you won’t regret. 

It takes about 10 minutes to prepare all the ingredients and necessary things required for the perfect tasting roasted cauliflower. 

I am making this recipe with garlic and parmesan.

In my lifetime, I have seen several cauliflower recipes, but what makes this one stand out? It is low carb and beautiful to look at, not to mention its great taste.

It should take about 50 minutes to complete the whole process, don’t be alarmed, you are going to be active for just about 10 minutes, the rest will be cooking time.

There are a lot of easy cauliflower recipes, but you’re about to learn the easiest.

Let’s begin.

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The Art Of Roasting A Whole Cauliflower 

You’ll basically need hands on deck for about 10 minutes for preparation, the rest is just to sit back and wait for the cauliflower to be ready.

There are many ways to cook cauliflower, and I’m sure you are going to love my method, it is easy to learn.

The first thing you would want to do is prepare the cauliflower, rinse the cauliflower then dry it up, get rid of the outer leaves and then cut off the bottom of the cauliflower so it is flat.

Now, you need to make the sauce, to do this, get a bowl and mix olive oil, parmesan, garlic, thyme, sea salt, basil, parsley, and black pepper.

ways to cook cauliflower

Next up, use the sauce to season the cauliflower, you should start seasoning from the head of the cauliflower, then, sprinkle about half of the sauce on the cauliflower and let it drip to the bottom

Make sure all the sides of the cauliflower are properly seasoned, you can use a basting brush to ensure this. 

The next step would be to bake the cauliflower in the oven, bake the cauliflower until it becomes all tender and can be easily pierced with a knife.

For the final and special touch, drizzle parmesan cheese on top of the cauliflower and broil for a while until the cheese becomes brown.

That’s it, guys, that’s how to cook cauliflower.

You can call this your baked cauliflower recipe if you like!

Can You Freeze Grilled Cauliflower Or Baked Cauliflower?

I know for sure that baked cauliflower can be preserved in a freezer for a couple of days, just let it cool down after baking then store it in an airtight container. After doing this, you can place the cauliflower in the freezer and have no regrets afterward.

baked cauliflower recipe

As for grilled cauliflower, I haven’t tried putting it in a freezer before, in my home we don’t usually have leftover grilled cauliflower. But according to my friend Martha, you can freeze grilled cauliflower too. 

Just make sure you store the cauliflower in an airtight container.

Whenever you want to eat it, just reheat it inside a microwave.

How To Serve This Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

You can choose to have your cauliflower side dish alongside our famous pork shoulder or pork tenderloin recipe. You can also decide to prepare this roasted cauliflower recipe and eat it as a main dish. It all depends on what you want.

cauliflower side dish

I won’t force anything on you.

however, here are some options that’ll look great with roasted cauliflower by the side.

Low carb Pot Roast: This is served with potatoes, oh my! So yummy with roasted cauliflower as the side dish.

Pork Tenderloin: My pork tenderloin recipe will do very well on its own but it would do even better with a roasted cauliflower side dish.

Baked Chicken Legs: One of the best ways to enjoy chicken legs would be to eat it with cauliflower, trust me, I’ve been there and I loved it.

If you don’t fancy any of the options above you can choose to have your roasted cauliflower with any main dish you prefer but make sure you keep it low carb.

Final Words

The kids might not want to see cauliflower, but it is very healthy and has a lot of health benefits. It is low carb and contains a total number of about 8 grams of carbs. If you follow this guide and all the measurements you should have enough cauliflower for 4 people. 

I am sure you’ll love this recipe. Thank me later.

Impress Your Family With This Amazing Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Recipe by Carla WilliamsCourse: Side Dishes


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One of a kind roasted cauliflower recipe that takes about 10 minutes to prep and a total of 50 minutes to cook.


  • 3 cloves of garlic.

  • 1 teaspoon of dried Basil.

  • 1 teaspoon of dried parsley.

  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme.

  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt.

  • ¼ cup of grated parmesan cheese.

  • ¼ cup of black pepper.

  • 1 head of cauliflower.

  • ⅓ cup of olive oil.


  • Preheat your oven to about 204℃.
  • Rinse the cauliflower with clean water. 
  • Take off the outer leaves of the cauliflower.
  • Cut off the bottom of the cauliflower so it becomes flat.
  • Get a bowl and mix the olive oil, garlic, grated parmesan, basil, sea salt, thyme, black pepper, and parsley.
  • Place the cauliflower upside down in a dutch oven pot. Sprinkle about half of the sauce on the cauliflower.
  • Use a pastry brush to make sure the sauce is rubbed on the cauliflower thoroughly.
  • Close the dutch oven with its lid and bake for about 45 minutes until the cauliflower becomes all tender and can be easily pierced with a knife.
  • Take off the lid and sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on the cauliflower.
  • Broil the cauliflower for 5 minutes until the cheese turns brown.


  • When cutting the cauliflower, try to cut the wood-like center of the bottom, but don’t cut too much so your roasted cauliflower stays intact.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 20g 31%
    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
      • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
      • Sugars 2g
    • Protein 5g 10%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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