Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower 

We love cauliflower in our house and this is such an easy weeknight side dish.  It’s lightly browned, caramelized, and cheesy!

Toss the sliced cauliflower in butter.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Place in a 400 degree oven for 20-30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese (I was obviously a little heavy handed with my cheese measurements!).

Add the chopped parsley to the cauliflower and roast it in the oven again for about 5-10 minutes or until the cheese melts and it forms a light brown crust.

Remove from the oven and serve it immediately.


1 head cauliflower; cut into florets
2 tablespoons melted butter
Pinch of salt
3 light dashes of ground black pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon chopped parsley leaves


Toss the sliced cauliflower with the butter. Season with salt and black pepper. Place the cauliflower in a single layer on a baking sheet.  Roast until almost tender about 20-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the grated Parmesan and chopped parsley leaves on top of the cauliflower.  Roast again until the cheese melts and slightly crusty, about 5-10 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Recipe adapted from: Bon Appetit

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Roasted Lemon Parmesan Asparagus

Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Quinoa

Grilled Cauliflower “Steaks”

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  • http://acupcakeformythoughts.weebly.com/ Jasmine

    Cauliflower is my favourite vegetable!! This looks so yummy, I’ll definitely have to try it next week :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I hope you like it!!!

  • http://www.runningnreading.com Running ‘N’ Reading

    I think I may need to have this for breakfast, Jen; it looks delicious!!! Thank you!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Lol…no judgement here!

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  • http://twitter.com/Fight4Wellness Becki Ledford (@Fight4Wellness)

    Yum! Pinning so I can make this soon.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Hope you like it!!!

  • http://imrunningwitherasers.wordpress.com runningwitherasers

    Looks delicious!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thank you!!!

  • http://itzlinz.wordpress.com Linz

    i’ve got a head of cauliflower in my fridge that needs to be used!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy


  • http://idonteatthat.wordpress.com Jamie

    Delish :)

  • http://cupcakesandmiles.wordpress.com cupcakesandmiles

    That sounds so good right now! Yum!

  • http://www.dixieruns.com Maddie @ Dixie Runs

    haha, I ALWAYS overflow my cheese measurements… or sometimes I just forget about the measuring cup all together and dump the bag on there.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Lol…nothing wrong with that!!

  • http://www.runningourlives.com Katie

    This is dinner tonight.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I hope you like it!!! ?

  • http://www.runningourlives.com [email protected]

    Cheese makes everything a little, nope, a lot better.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Yes it does!!!

  • Janessa

    That looks so yummy! We have cauliflower and broccoli a LOT at our house, so I’m going to try this the next time cauliflower is on the menu.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I hope you like it!! ?

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