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Roasted Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower is a fun, delicious way to make cauliflower. Roasting the cauliflower brings out a sweet flavor that pairs nicely with garlic and warm parmesan cheese. This makes an easy side dish the whole family will love! 

Roasted Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower is the perfect side dish the whole family will love. Cauliflower, olive oil, garlic and parmesan cheese take normal cauliflower to the next level.


Are you looking for new ways to make vegetables for your family?

You have to try this Roasted Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower.

There is something about roasting cauliflower, or really roasted vegetables in general, that keeps me coming back for more.

Every time I roast vegetables I am reminded how much I love them. Now only do the vegetables always taste sweeter, I can get my kids to take seconds. You can’t beat that!

We make this Simple Roasted Broccoli and this Curry Roasted Cauliflower a lot, so I knew it was time to mix things up.

Roasted Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower has quickly entered the rotation and is moving up the scale to the top. My kids have asked for this time and time again.

Roasted Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower makes a nice side dish to your dinner. Roasted cauliflower is sweet and pairs perfectly with garlic and cheese.

Another thing I love about roasting vegetables is how easy it is.

You are using cauliflower that is chopped into florets and tossing it with olive oil and garlic.

Once the cauliflower has roasted for about 20 minutes you sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top and finish roasting for 10 more minutes.

It is that easy! Pull the cauliflower out, sprinkle the freshly chopped parsley on top and serve warm.

When I do meal prep on Sundays I like to roast vegetables to use throughout the week for lunches and dinners.

I love adding this Roasted Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower to bowls like these Slow Cooker Cuban Pork Rice Bowls.

Roasted Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower is a new way to eat cauliflower. Roasted cauliflower is sweet and pairs nicely with parmesan cheese and garlic.


  • Cauliflower is high in fiber and water content, which helps maintain a healthy digestive tract and lower the risk of colon cancer.
  • One cup of raw cauliflower is high in the antioxidant vitamin C — both are required for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body, and necessary for the formation of the important protein collagen, used to make skin, scar tissue, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels.
  • Cauliflower also offers a healthy dose of potassium, and folic acidand contains a sulfur compound called isothiocyanate that protects health and prevents disease.

Roasted Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower is bursting with flavor. Add this delicious side dish to your rotation, the family will love it!


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Perfect Roasted Carrots // Cookie and Kate Sweet, roasted carrots are full of flavor and great for any time of the year. 

Roasted Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower

Roasted Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Roasted Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower is a fun, delicious way to make cauliflower. Roasting the cauliflower brings out a sweet flavor that pairs nicely with garlic and warm parmesan cheese. This makes an easy side dish the whole family will love!


  • 1 head of cauliflower (approx. 2 pounds), cut into small florets
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled but left whole
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat over to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl place the cauliflower florets and the 2 pieces of whole peels garlic. In a small mixing bowl combine the olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper and whisk to combine.
  3. Pour the olive oil mixture over the cauliflower and use tongs to stir until all of the cauliflower is coated.
  4. Spread the cauliflower on a non-stick baking sheet and roast until the cauliflower is just starting to soften and turn golden brown on the bottom side, about 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the cauliflower from the oven and sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the cauliflower. Return the cauliflower to the oven and roast until the cheese is melted, about 10 more minutes.
  6. Sprinkle the freshly chopped parsley on the cauliflower and serve warm.


I like to add the two whole cloves of garlic to the cauliflower while roasting to add even more garlic flavor. Feel free to leave those out and just use minced garlic if you want less of a garlic flavor.

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