Roasted Cauliflower

Healthy, tasty, and very customizable. What's not to love?
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Keyword: cauliflower, healthy recipes, makecaloriesgreatagain, mcga, roasted cauliflower
Cooking Method: Baked
Food Category: Vegetarian
FoodOrDrink: Food

Ingredients

  • 1 ea Head of Cauliflower
  • 2 tbs Olive Oil I used a Tuscan Herb infused oil here.
  • 1 ea Salt Optional – Seasoning
  • 1 ea Pepper Optional – Seasoning
  • 1 ea Pepper Powder Optional – Seasoning
  • 1 ea Fresh Herbs Optional – Flavoring
  • 1 ea Cheese Optional – Flavoring
  • 1 ea Garlic Optional – Flavoring
  • 1 ea Shallot Optional – Flavoring

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients. Wash your veggies under cool water. Set your oven for 425 degrees.
  • Cut the stem off the base of the cauliflower. Then slice your cauliflower as shown.
  • Break off the flower heads and slice again as desired. The key is to maximize the flat surfaces of the flower as they will caramelize the best. Place onto a baking sheet.
  • I broke mine into 3 equal amounts on the baking sheet. This allows me to cook 3 different flavor profiles at once! Drizzle the olive oil onto the cauliflower.
  • On the far left, I sprinkled on salt and pepper. In the middle I sprinkled on minced garlic and chopped shallots. On the far right, I put on a heavy dose of Ancho chili powder
  • Place in the over for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, remove and flip the flowers. This is the time to add any cheese or herbs. On the far left I added shredded farmers cheese, basil, and parsley. In the middle I added shredded parmesan, basil, and parsley. On the far right I added nothing. 😉
  • Cook for another 20 minutes or until the cauliflower is nicely browned.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Notes

  • I went vague with the ingredients and amounts here as it really is up to you.  Use whatever you think will taste best.  Cauliflower is pretty bland, so whatever you choose will come through nicely in the final result!
  • As I prepared this dish, there is only about 600 calories in it and a whole lot of flavor for the fill.  🙂
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