Garlic Whole Roasted Cauliflower

By Rena |

This Whole Roasted Cauliflower is coasted with a garlic herb sauce. An easy and healthy side dish recipe that’s gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian, low carb, keto, and paleo-friendly. Makes a wholesome addition to your dinner table.

whole roasted cauliflower recipe

We love how easy and tasty this oven-roastedF cauliflower is! It is beyond a side dish on your dinner table and it can also be enjoyed as a main dish! A great vegetarian or vegan alternative for the holidays and special occasions. Crispy on the outside, tender in the inside, this whole roasted cauliflower will be your new favorite way to eat cauliflower.

How to make Roasted Whole Cauliflower

Preheat your oven to 400F.

In a small bowl, whisk the Olive Oil with garlic and seasonings. Brush the cauliflower all over with the garlic oil mixture, then place it into a dutch oven pot or baking dish.

Pour in the broth, then place the lid on or cover and transfer it to the oven.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, then take the lid off and bake for additional 10-12 minutes.

Serve with fresh parsley and enjoy!

Notes:

  • You may add any other seasonings or sauces over the cauliflower before you add in the oven.
  • For a crispier result, bake for the first 3o minutes and then roast for the 10-12 minutes

whole roasted cauliflower recipe

IS CAULIFLOWER KETO

Yes. Cauliflower is allowed to have on the keto diet. It is used to replace high carbohydrate foods like rice and potatoes. This is because they are very low in carbs and they make a great alternative for starchy foods.

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN CAULIFLOWER IS COOKED

While your cauliflower is baking or cooking, use a knife or a fork to check for doneness by gently piercing the cauliflower. Fork should go through the cauliflower with ease. Once cauliflower is done, place on a plate and let the roasted cauliflower head to cool for a few minutes to allow excess water to drain before serving.

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HOW LONG TO ROAST CAULIFLOWER

Roasted Cauliflower needs about 30-45 minutes in the oven depending on the size of the cauliflower. It is best to check it occasionally and test it for doneness using a fork.

WHAT TEMPERATURE TO ROAST CAULIFLOWER

Cauliflower can be roasted on 350-425 F depending on your oven and size of the cauliflower. At 400F, a medium-sized cauliflower will take about 40 minutes. Regardless of which temperature you go with, keep a close eye on the cauliflower. You don’t want the top to burn too quickly while it is undercooked on the inside.

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CAN YOU ROAST FROZEN CAULIFLOWER

YES! You can roast frozen cauliflower. It may take longer to defrost first before the baking or roasting process actually starts. You may defrost cauliflower before you add in the oven. If adding a frozen whole cauliflower in the oven, add another 15-20 minutes into the cooking time.

WHAT TO EAT WITH ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

This whole roasted cauliflower recipe can be enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish or as a main meal! To name a few, here are some sides suggestions:

  • Grilled steaks, chicken or seafood
  • Salads
  • More roasted veggies
  • Orzo
  • Soups
  • Pasta

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whole roasted cauliflower

whole roasted cauliflower

Garlic Whole Roasted Cauliflower

A vegetarian side dish that's easy to make, crisp, tender and delicious.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
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Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium Head Cauliflower leaves removed
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4-5 Garlic Cloves minced
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 1 Tsp Dried Chives
  • 1 Tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 Tsp Oregano
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Broth
  • Optional: fresh chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400F. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk the Olive Oil with garlic and seasonings.
  • Brush the cauliflower all over with the garlic Oil mixture, then place it into a dutch oven pot or baking dish. pour in the broth, then place the lid on or cover and transfer it to the oven.
  • Bake/roast in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, then take the lid off and bake for additional 10-12 minutes.
  • Serve with fresh parsley and enjoy!

Notes

You can either set your oven to roast or bake. You will get a crispier cauliflower if roasted as opposed to baking only. You may also bake it for the first 30 minutes then roast for the additional 12-15 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 478mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 883IU | Vitamin C: 78mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg
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