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Browned Butter Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Browned Butter Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Heat 5-7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Transfer to a bowl. Add remaining ingredients and roasted garlic; toss to combine. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 8226590 225021
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2015

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

Butcher2boy User ID: 6390217 185073
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2014

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

arisacupp User ID: 3444949 127898
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

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

chickluvs2cook User ID: 3328929 190707
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2014

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

gucci65 User ID: 7131119 190706
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

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

annrms User ID: 2649709 127897
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

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

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