Monday, May 14, 2012

Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a favorite in our house.  It is a great vegetable that really holds flavors so well.  My youngest isn't too keen on raw veggies (well except carrots) so sometimes roasting them is the best option for us.  I love how simple this dish is, but it still packs tons of flavor without any heavy creams, sauces, or cheeses that you normally find with cauliflower.



Roasted Cauliflower
1 Head of Cauliflower, cut into florets
2 TBS Minced Garlic
2 TBS Olive Oil
1 TBS Lemon Juice (juice from half of a lemon)
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 TBS Parsley
1/3 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Grease a large casserole dish and set aside
  • Place olive oil, lemon juice and garlic in a large plastic bag then shake to combine
  • Add cauliflower and shake well to combine
  • Place cauliflower in the prepared casserole dish then season with salt, pepper, and sprinkle parsley evenly
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes or until cauliflower is for tender, stirring halfway through cooking
  • Top with parmesan cheese and broil for about 2-4 minutes or until golden brown if you like (we just top it with cheese and let it melt while it cools)
Such an easy and delicious way to enjoy more fresh veggies.  Even if you think you don't like cauliflower I bet you will enjoy this dish.  It really holds the flavors so well and tastes so fresh!

Below is the nutritional value per serving.  This recipe yields approximately 6 servings.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 60 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
55
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.1g
9%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
99mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
3.8g
1%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
1.2g
Protein
3.2g
Vitamin A 2%Vitamin C 39%
Calcium 8%Iron 2%
Nutrition Grade A-
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

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25 comments:

  1. We love roasted cauliflower, but haven't had it for awhile. Thanks for the reminder.

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  2. Hi Erika, This sounds mouth-watering good! I can just imagine the smell in the kitchen as you are baking this one. Can't wait to try it. You are my neighbor over at Comfy in the Kitchen linky, I can't wait to try some of your other recipes too. Great site! You can find me over at http://christianeveryday.com Blessings!

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    1. Thank you! It is definitely an easy way to prepare and enjoy cauliflower :) I hope you find more useful recipes here and have a wonderful day!

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  3. We devour roasted cauliflower. I usually roast it with tons of garlic and rosemary. Have never made it with lemon and Parm, but I know I'd love it that way too. Thank you for linking with See Ya In the Gumbo and for the new idea!

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    1. Yum! Garlic and rosemary sounds fabulous! I will have to give that a try soon :)

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  4. Parmesan now thats a different twist. Please share this on my foodie friday party today.

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  5. Found you via DIY Dreamer. Sounds good!

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    1. And following, btw. Your topics look interesting and helpful. :)

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    2. Thank you and welcome I hope you find some useful tips and recipes here :)

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  6. Followed from the Frugal tip Tuesday! We tried the roasted cauliflower this week, and it was really good! My boy had to add a little soy sauce to his serving, ah boys ;-)

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    1. That's great! At least he is eating his cauliflower :) Nothing wrong with changing things up as long as they eat it!

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  7. This looks so good! I definitely want to try this out. Thanks for linking up this week to Things That Make You Say Mmmmm!

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  8. Oh so divine! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  9. This looks so good! Thank for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. This looks great and I do love cauliflower! It's one of those veggies people often forget to make!

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    1. That is true! It is so versatile and we just love it :)

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  11. I MUST try this!!! I often buy cauliflower and we usually end up eating it with a dip.. I really want to try this!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!
    I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening!

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    1. It really is a nice change from just eating it with dip. I hope you love it as much as we do :)

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  12. This looks great! I love cauliflower and this looks like a great way to cook it! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

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