Reinvent your meal with this exciting side dish of warm and wonderful Parmesan & Garlic Roasted Cauliflower.
OK, don’t be shocked…but I really do post other recipes besides “sweets” on this blog! They may be few and far between, but they do exist! Some favorites include my amazing Creamy Twice Baked Potatoes, cool, Crunchy Pea Salad, and better than take out Orange Chicken. See, you really just need to do a little poking around.
Anyway, with the start of the new year, many people make resolutions to eat healthier, yes, I am one of them! So I though this delicious Parmesan & Garlic Roasted Cauliflower would be the perfect recipe to share with you.
This veggie dish is easy to prepare and taste great! You may even get your kids to eat their veggies when they are prepared this way! Cauliflower, gently roasted in the oven along with the aroma of Parmesan and garlic filling your kitchen with hypnotize even the pickiest eaters to ask for seconds!
Truth be bold, I love veggies, and cauliflower is one of them. I like eating this beautiful white vegetable raw, maybe dipped into a bit of my Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.
However I don’t really like this veggie steamed; which is the way most people prepare it. To me eating it this way just has no flavor unless you smother it with something (usually unhealthy) to make it taste better. This option is not really what I like to do, as I like to keep my veggies as natural as possible.
For this Parmesan & Garlic Roasted Cauliflower, you simply and quickly steam the cauliflower for a few minutes in the microwave, cut into slices, throw onto a baking tray, top with seasoning, Parmesan cheese and garlic cloves, put into the oven. The outcome is a truly transformed veggie! Oh yea, and it taste great too! Simple and healthy — my kind of veggie!
Parmesan & Garlic Roasted Cauliflower
By: Sheila | Sweet Baked Life
1 head cauliflower, florets separated from the stalk
6 cloves garlic, peeled
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
salt & pepper
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Heat your oven to 400 degrees.
In a large microwave safe bowl add the cauliflower along with 2 tablespoons water, cover and cook on high for 1-2 minutes, or until the cauliflower is steamed but still firm. Cool slightly.
When cool, slice the cauliflower florets into 1/4 inch pieces and place on a baking sheet. Add the garlic to the pan. Drizzle the olive oil over the cauliflower and garlic and toss until well coated on the baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper, then sprinkle evenly with the Parmesan cheese. Roast in the oven for about 15 minutes, flip, then roast for another 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.
I hope this Parmesan & Garlic Roasted Cauliflower will soon become your new favorite veggie, as it as become mine!
2 thoughts on “Parmesan & Garlic Roasted Cauliflower”
Thanks for the inspiration Sheila – I roast Cauliflower at least weekly but haven’t tried a Parmesan topping – but I will be now 😀
It’s the best, Laura! TGIF!!!! 😉