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Friday, February 5, 2010

Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

This must be the week of side dishes because here is yet another! I've never really liked cauliflower. My mom always just steamed it in the microwave, and I never understood why people ate it. As I was searching for side dish recipes in early January, I found this Garlic Roasted Cauliflower on Good Things Catered. Katie always posts such delicious recipes so I figured I would trust her on this one, especially since roasting vegetables can bring out unique flavors. I'm so glad I did, because this was a huge hit! Bob had a second helping of this cauliflower before he even started on his main course! He said it was the best cauliflower he's ever had. Now I call that a successful side dish!

Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
4 large cloves garlic, minced or pressed
2 Tablespoons olive oil
generous sprinkle of salt and pepper
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley (or 1 teaspoon dried parsley)

Preheat oven to 450F.
1. In a large nonstick baking pan, combine all ingredients except for parsley, and toss to combine well.

2. Bake, tossing occasionally during baking, until lightly browned and softened, about 25-30 minutes.

3. Remove from oven, toss with parsley and serve immediately.

Source: Adapted from Good Things Catered


  1. Roasting vegetables is the only way I got my kids to eat them! Who wants a plate of soggy vegetables?

    My husband loves cauliflower too so I'll have to try this version as well.

  2. Oh yum! I'm so glad you liked it! I was going to say if you hate it, try roasting and then topping with cheese sauce. I always do that for the "haters" to try to convert them. haha. But I'm so glad this turned out well for you. :) :)

  3. I've been dying to try roasted cauliflower (oh man, does that mean I'm old?) but I'm still working on convincing my girlfriend that it won't be the rubbery horrorshow that her mother would make.

  4. Sounds good, Meg. What did you serve with it?

  5. I starting to become a lover of cauliflower myself.

    And thanks for your kind words. I needed a lift!

  6. Yay for side dish week! Roasting does just make everything better, doesn't it? :) That's awesome Bob enjoyed it!

  7. Now I have a great recipe to use on that cauliflower I just bought!

  8. Lisa - I served it with herb-roasted turkey breast (recipe posted this morning). Definitely recommend the combination!

  9. This is a great and healthy looking side dish. Yum!

  10. Roasting is my favorite way to prepare most vegetables...never roasted cauliflower though...I actually hardly ever eat it...I will try your recipe. Thanks for sharing.


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