Sunday, May 15, 2011

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Oh my!  Add this to my list of new favorite side dishes...right along with these.  I am always looking for new ways to shake up our standard veggies or fruit to eat with our meals.  And this one did not disappoint.  Even my kids loved it!  The cauliflower slowly roasts in a touch of olive oil and develops a slightly nutty flavor.  The garlic, parmesan, and parsley are the perfect finish and make this dish irresistible.  I made these bite size to go with our chicken nugget meal that I'd posted about before.  We ate the nuggets and the cauliflower with toothpicks and there wasn't any leftovers to spare from the meal.  I will for sure be making this amazing dish again and again!

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower adapted from Allrecipes

2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large head cauliflower, separated into florets
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


1.Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a large casserole dish.

2.Place the olive oil and garlic in a large resealable bag. Add cauliflower, and shake to mix. Pour into the prepared casserole dish, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

3.Bake for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through. Top with Parmesan cheese and parsley, and broil for 3 to 5 minutes, until golden brown. 

Serves 6: Weight Watchers Points+: 2


Barbara Bakes said...

My family doesn't eat cauliflower, but I'm thinking they'd eat this. Thanks for sharing!

Natalie said...

I love roasted cauliflower but never thought to add garlic! Great recipe!