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Crunchy Roasted Cauliflower

October 24, 2020

by Sammi Lowe
Crunchy Roasted Cauliflower

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Author: Staff

Skill Level: Easy

Cuisine: American

Servings: 4


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 3 tbsp of oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon

This simple recipe uses a few ingredients to bring out the best of the cauliflower texture and flavor. Try one of our suggested styles, Italian or Mexican and make this dish one of your favorites.

How to Make Crunchy Roasted Cauliflower

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°.
  2. Rinse cauliflower and cut into florets.
  3. Toss florets on baking sheet with oil; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Roast, stirring occasionally until tender, 30-35 minutes.
  5. Toss with lemon zest and juice before serving.

For Italian version: Toss with the following after roasting:

  • 1-2 tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 2-3 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp oregano or Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

For Mexican version: Toss with the following after roasting:

  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro