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Browned Butter Roasted Cauliflower

When I was growing up, my mother (who insists on loving some of the least popular vegetables) always raved about how deliciously sweet and tender cauliflower can be. Here, the briny capers, lemon juice and sweet raisins allow the caramelized, nutty cauliflower to shine. —Gina Myers, Spokane, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 50 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 6 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Cut stem ends off unpeeled garlic cloves. Wrap cloves in a piece of foil. Bake 25-30 minutes or until cloves are soft. Unwrap and cool to room temperature. Squeeze garlic from skins. Mash with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Heat 5-7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  • Place cauliflower in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Drizzle with browned butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Roast 15-20 minutes or until cauliflower is golden brown and tender.
  • Transfer to a bowl. Add remaining ingredients and roasted garlic; toss to combine.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 148 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • SusanQuinnOfKansas
    Apr 18, 2015

    This was just ok. I didn't care for the lemon.

  • Butcher2boy
    Mar 15, 2014

    I won't make this again, wasn't very well liked in my family.

  • arisacupp
    Mar 11, 2014

    I made this as an attempt to make myself like cauliflower and succeeded! Wonderful!

  • chickluvs2cook
    Mar 5, 2014

    Love that it puts a new twist on an old, boring veggie.

  • gucci65
    Feb 27, 2014

    How delicious this was. Made this for a family Sunday dinner. Every one asked for the recipe !

  • annrms
    Jan 27, 2014

    Delicious! Sweet, nutty, and piquant...Thank you. Gina!