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Parmesan Oven-Roasted Cauliflower

Perfectly roasted cauliflower with garlic, parmesan, and smoked paprika. Easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Low Calorie, Low Fat
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 137kcal
Author Rena


  • 1 large head of cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oi
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • Fresh parsley to garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Place the cauliflower florets into a large bowl.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with all the seasonings. Using your clean hands toss well to get all pieces evenly coated.
  • Transfer the cauliflower to the prepared baking sheet and arrange in a single layer.
  • Roast for 15 minutes, then sprinkle with the parmesan cheese. Bake for 15 minutes more, or until crisp tender.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and enjoy!



  • Cut the cauliflower into bite-size pieces
  • to keep this roasted cauliflower recipe vegan friendly, you may use dairy-free cheese or skip the cheese completely.
  • If you prefer to bake these cauliflowers instead of roasting, you can set the oven temperate on Bake at 400 F. Halfway through add the cauliflower and follow the same directions.
  • Use garlic powder, not fresh garlic
  • Any other oil of choice will work.
  • You may cook longer if you like your cauliflower to be more on the crispy side.


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 264mg | Potassium: 662mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 344IU | Vitamin C: 101mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 1mg