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Easy Roasted Cauliflower

Sometimes we all just need an easy side dish that is really quick to make, and this Easy Roasted Cauliflower fits the bill perfectly.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best ever roasted cauliflower, easy roasted cauliflower, keto roasted cauliflower, recipes for roasted vegetables, roasted cauliflower, simple roasted cauliflower, what do you eat with roasted cauliflower
Servings: 4
Calories: 253kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3 - 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Rinse and dry cauliflower; break into small florets (Don't toss the stems. Instead, chop into small pieces).
    Sometimes we all just need an easy side dish that is really quick to make, and this Easy Roasted Cauliflower fits the bill perfectly. The trick to this dish is really in the roasting. The cauliflower needs plenty of time in the oven and you flip it several times during the cooking process.
  • Add cauliflower, olive oil, salt and pepper to a bowl, and stir to evenly coat the cauliflower.
    Sometimes we all just need an easy side dish that is really quick to make, and this Easy Roasted Cauliflower fits the bill perfectly. The trick to this dish is really in the roasting. The cauliflower needs plenty of time in the oven and you flip it several times during the cooking process.
  • Pour onto a roasting pan.
  • Roast in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes, stirring and flipping cauliflower every 15 minutes.
  • Cauliflower is done when it's lightly browned and fork tender.
    Sometimes we all just need an easy side dish that is really quick to make, and this Easy Roasted Cauliflower fits the bill perfectly. The trick to this dish is really in the roasting. The cauliflower needs plenty of time in the oven and you flip it several times during the cooking process.

Notes

  • Heads of cauliflower differ in size.  If you are using an extra large head, use more olive oil.
  • This simple roasted cauliflower recipe is an easy base. Try adding your favorite herbs and spices before roasting including thyme, basil, garlic salt, etc. 
  • Cauliflower is naturally low in carbs which makes it a great side dish for a keto or low carb diet. 
  • If you prefer your cauliflower to have a crunch to it, lower the amount of time in the oven.  For a softer texture, cook longer.
  • A big reason for this is leaving it in a hot oven for a good amount of time to allow the cauliflower to crisp up and brown.
  • Do not forget to flip the cauliflower three to four times so all sides get crispy!
  • Try this Easy Roasted Cauliflower with our Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches or Classic Sloppy Joes.

Nutrition

Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg