Recipe | Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower Side Dish

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I am a big time cauliflower lover! I remember having it as a side dish quite often as a kid except it was kinda boring. My parents would just boil the whole head and brush a little butter on. It’s great like that but it’s even better with a little crunch and flavor added to it.

Fortunately I have kids that love their vegetables and my Parmesan roasted cauliflower was no exception. I plan on adding this to our weekly meal plan once a week. The best part of this side dish is you can pretty much stuff yourself with it as it’s less than 100 calories per serving (6 florets).

parmesan roasted cauliflower

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower Side Dish Recipe
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Type: Side Dish
Serves: 6
  • 2 small heads of cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ¼ cup crushed whole wheat Ritz crackers
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt/pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Prepare cauliflower by rinsing and cutting into florets.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add cauliflower and boil for 10 minutes.
  4. Use a large strainer to drain the cauliflower well.
  5. Spray a sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray and spread the cauliflower evenly in the pan.
  6. Drizzle with olive oil, add a bit of salt and pepper.
  7. Sprinkle cracker crumbs and grated cheese over the cauliflower and bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Turn the broiler to the low setting and broil for 5 minutes.


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  1. says

    I am tempted to make these. I have been trying to introduce vegetables to the family that we don’t normally eat or don’t eat to give them some variety. These look yummy!

  2. says

    I must try this, cauliflower is one of the few vegetables my family eats. Do you think that a 32 oz bag of frozen cauliflower would be about the same amount?

  3. Brn2lisn says

    I was browsing thru your recipes looking for something different – this sounds so good. Is different from what I usually serve the family – going to give it a try. Thank you for sharing

    • says

      Until your comment I had forgotten about this recipe, I think I’ll make it again tonight. Thanks for coming by!