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Roasted Cauliflower

Roasting is a simple way to prepare cauliflower. Seasoned with a wonderful blend of herbs, this side is easy enough for weeknight dinners. It's one of the best baked cauliflower recipes I've found. —Leslie Palmer, Swampscott, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients; toss to coat. Transfer to an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 425° until tender, 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 107 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • Appy_Girl
    Dec 13, 2019

    Fabulous. I baked it on parchment paper and it turned out perfectly browned and nice and crisp around the edges.. I also upped the oven temp to 450. It didn't take long. I steamed it for about 5 minutes prior to baking then placed the par cooked florets into the dressing. Let it sit to absorb then spread out onto the parchment paper. super delicious.

  • ms11145
    Nov 11, 2019

    Family loves this. I also added chopped onions as we like the flavor of those along with the cauliflower.

  • cindiak
    Jul 12, 2019

    Love this recipe as is. I made it again and left out the parmesan cheese and added a teaspoon of curry powder. Very yummy.

  • Beema
    Feb 5, 2019

    This recipe is easy to cut in half, which I did for just the two of us. I did spray the baking pan with Pam, and I'm glad I did, as even then some of the cauliflower wanted to stick to the pan. Instead of the garlic clove, I sprinkled some garlic powder over the ingredients after they were placed in the pan. The Parm cheese is not really needed.. there is enough flavor without it. Volunteer Field Editor.

  • shannondobos
    Jan 14, 2019

    This recipe was excellent. I hardly ever roast vegetables, and this recipe makes me want to start doing so more often. Even though I forgot to add the parmesan at the end, my family loved this. The only change I made was I turned on the broiler for the last couple minutes of roasting to give them more of a golden/roasted appearance. I'll definitely make this again.

  • Debglass11
    May 16, 2018

    We love roasted vegetables and this was delicious! I was out of tarragon, so just omitted it. The lemon, garlic and parm add great flavor. Next time I'll make sure I have tarragon on hand. Easy to prepare and a great side for fish or chicken. Will definitely make again!Volunteer Field Editor

  • Jan
    Jan 27, 2018

    Followed the recipes exactly except used fresh parsley, needed to be used, and it was delicious. I am making it again tonight for company and adding more lemon juice. Love the combo of herbs, lemon and the parm!

  • Mokka
    Mar 8, 2017

    Delicious, I made this exactly like the recipesaid except for the Parmesan cheese.I know I shall make this again and again.?? Thanks for a terrific recipe ??

  • ebramkamp
    Jul 28, 2016

    Yum! Roasting the cauliflower brings out the nuttiness of this vegetable. It's easy and delicious.

  • Dkddkd
    Feb 27, 2016

    Yum. Didnt use all the herbs but it was delish