Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

You have to love it when you come across something to make that is not only incredibly easy to prepare but it one that is extremely delicious as well. That is where this recipe comes into play. Roasted cauliflower. Cauliflower, at first glance, is not a very attractive vegetable and one that gets typically bypassed at the grocery store. I make cauliflower, probably once a year, and it is well, yes, that head of cauliflower that has cheese melted over it. As good as that is, cauliflower in itself is a wonderful vegetable. It is a vegetable that is low in carbs and high in fiber. That should be great for all of us, right?

How to make Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

When I first picked up the cauliflower, I had this idea in my head that I would transform it into some mashed potatoes and get my kids eating the vegetable (I have to make every attempt at that), but instead, I decided to go simple and let the cauliflower shine, and I am glad that I did.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower, trimmed
  • 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Generous pinch of salt
  • pinch of cracked black pepper

That’s it. Five simple ingredients. Again, does it get any better? Yes, you will find out that it does.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Turn the cauliflower upside down, and with a knife, remove the core.

Next, begin trimming the cauliflower, making sure you have as close as the same size cuts in your florets. This will allow an even cooking process.

Add the cauliflower florets to a mixing bowl, along with the garlic.

Drizzle the olive oil over the florets, tossing along the way to ensure the florets and garlic are lightly coated in oil.

Shower the florets with salt and pepper, tossing along the way.

Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic

Add the florets to a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven.

Roast in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the cauliflower is a nice and golden brown.

Simply place these in a serving dish and place on the table.

The end result is cauliflower that has this awesome nutty flavor alongside the roasted garlic. Did I mention how great the smells were as well? It’s tender, lightly salted, and well, just plain old delicious. Delicious enough that it will be a side dish for this upcoming Thanksgiving dinner.

Garlic Roasted Cauliflower
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 head of cauliflower, trimmed
  • 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Generous pinch of salt
  • pinch of cracked black pepper
Instructions
  1. Five simple ingredients. Again, does it get any better? Yes, you will find out that it does.
  2. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Turn the cauliflower upside down, and with a knife, remove the core.
  4. Next, begin trimming the cauliflower, making sure you have as close as the same size cuts in your florets. This will allow an even cooking process.
  5. Add the cauliflower florets to a mixing bowl, along with the garlic.
  6. Drizzle the olive oil over the florets, tossing along the way to ensure the florets and garlic are lightly coated in oil.
  7. Shower the florets with salt and pepper, tossing along the way.
  8. Add the florets to a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven.
  9. Roast in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the cauliflower is a nice and golden brown.
  10. Simply place these in a serving dish and place on the table.

 

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

3 thoughts on “Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

  1. I am a native Wisconsinite living in the South, where I am completely obsessed with fried pickles! This post is a vital contribution to Wisconsin cuisine. :)

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