Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower is a super simple side dish recipe that comes together quickly and pairs perfectly with everything!
Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower is my newest baked veggie obsession! This simple side dish is so easy to make with virtually no clean-up!
Not only is this a delicious vegetable side dish, but it can also double as a vegetarian chicken nugget! Winning!
One of my favorite easy side dishes to make during the week are my Parmesan Roasted Potatoes.
I am not kidding when I say that I make them at least 3 times a month. And that’s saying a lot for a food blogger, who has a high turn-over of recipe testing.
It hit me the other day that, if I like roasted cauliflower AND my parmesan roasted potatoes, why not try to make the same recipe, but with a little twist of cauliflower?
I mean, less carbs on a weekday is never a bad thing, right?
You guys – I made a whole head of cauliflower and between my and my 4 kids, we devoured every last bite.
Here’s the best part – There are virtually no dishes to clean up!
I place my cauliflower florets in a large zip close bag, add a little olive oil, toss to coat and then add the rest of the ingredients.
Shake it all up and pour it onto a lightly greased, foil lined pan.
Pop it in the oven and roast away!
I can’t even tell you how much I LOVE this stuff.
I made a whole head of cauliflower the next day for lunch… for just me…
Here are some more Roasted Vegetable Side Dishes:
- Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
- Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots
You’ll definitely want to add this recipe to your weekly rotation.
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Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
- 7 cups cauliflower florets, cut to bite sized pieces
- 3 to 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray liberally with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Combine the cauliflower and olive oil in a large zip close bag and shake to coat.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the bag and shake until coated, pressing slightly to help the breading stick. Pour onto the baking sheet and spray the tops of the cauliflower with cooking spray and bake for 10 minutes. Stir the cauliflower and continue to bake an additional 10 minutes, or until golden brown and tender. Serve hot. Enjoy!
Ellen a Bernatis
Just found this recipe. YUM! Making it tonight. As for the mixing bag controversy, OMG! My solution, when we finish a loaf of bread I save the bread sack and use it just for these kinds of recipes. Bread whatever I need to, then throw away the sack. No muss no fuss! Thank you for all your great recipes.
Do you use real parmesan cheese or like kraft in a plastic container?
Either one will work. I use real parmesan cheese.
Consetta M Shroyer
I only use “FRESH” Romani & Parmesan.
With Ramano being my First Go To…
The top of your recipe says cook time 20 mins. But the body says 20 plus 10. Which is correct? Trying to align times for the rest of my meal.
Sorry, it should just be 20 minutes of cooking total… if your cauliflower is larger, you might need to cook it an additional few minutes. I’ve updated the recipe to reflect that. Thanks!
My husband said he didn’t like cauliflower. Wrong! He even ate the crumbs
Does this make the house stink? I hesitate to make this because of the stink factor. Really Throws off one of my kids. The others dont care :). Sounds delish tho.
Looks easy. My youngest son has diabetes and I am always looking for something to replace potatoes and he loves cauliflower!!! thank you
Could I use parchment paper instead of foil
Yes, that should be just fine!
Do I need 1 or 2 heads of cauliflower to get the 7 cups?
I can usually get 7 cups out of just one large head of cauliflower.
If you don’t use the bread crumbs probably zero carbs ♀️ and whatever the package says on the parmesan
Do you have a good recipe for a dipping sauce for this? Thinking it would make a great appetizer!!
You can try my Homemade Marinara Sauce! Easy Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe
DO YOU COOK THIS FIRST
Cook the cauliflower according to the instructions. 🙂
Maybe I missed it but could one use frozen cauliflower instead of fresh?
I don’t think you’ll get the best results out of frozen cauliflower for this recipe.
I saw your recipe on RTM recently!
I’d like to use my air fryer for this.
Do you know what temp. I should use and how long to cook it for?
You can use this post for reference, I think it should be pretty close to the same – Easy Air Fryer Potatoes Recipe
I would use the same temperature listed and just check them that’s what I usually do
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do you mean spray with Pam on top of the cauliflower or an oil? silly question but was not sure. want to try tomorrow night.
I give them a quick spritz with the Pam. Enjoy!
Giving this a try tonight!
The people complaining about using a plastic bag must not realize you can wash the plastic bag with very minimal effort and reuse for other recipes?l. I use a plastic bag in the same way when I make potato fries. Wash and reuse! So simple!
Thanks for the recipe!
Thanks for your tips Holly! Hope you enjoy the cauliflower!
The recipe is AWESOME!! The use of the BAG did not bother me! Thanks for the shortcut. To those who do not want to bag it, use something else… don’t push an agenda. : )))
So glad you enjoyed it Lynette!
Love the recipes. So easy!
Instead of using bread crumbs I used pork rinds since I’m on low carb.
Great tip Jill! Thanks for sharing!
I’m so looking forward to making these this weekend 🙂
One suggestion besides using a bowl to mix them in is to use cereal bags. I use them ALL the time for this type of purpose. Most times we just toss them anyway. If using for breading things, they at least get two uses BEFORE throwing in the trash. Many times they are a little more sturdy than the ziplock style bags.
I love your recipes! But please please, don’t use plastic bags when you could actually just blend everything in a bowl.
Completely agree, the last plastic waste we can produce, the better.
I was never a fan of cooked cauliflower as a kid. This recipe is very tasty way to eat it! We munched it right up!
Nice! I’m so glad you’re a cauliflower convert now! 😉
MAUDEREE s CARROLL
Use a bowl with a lid, put all ingredients into it, shake it up really well, put ingredients on pan, put bowl and lid into dishwasher to be used many, many times. Works great for me
in many recipes.
Thank you! The waste of plastic really bothered me.
Can u use mozzarella cheese??
I have not tested this recipe using mozzarella. You could top the cauliflower with a sprinkle of mozzarella after roasting if you prefer. Hope this helps!
Is it fresh or powdered parmesan
You can use either. Both work great!
You’re not sure WHY you’d use a plastic bag? Anyone (anyone) can see the efficiency of mixing in the bag vs hauling out the utensils. You can’t say that the person did not wash the bag out and REUSE it – like MANY of use concerned with the environment do. Don;t jump to conclusions – ask the writer the question instead of passing judgement. CLEARLY the mixing methodology is faster with a lot less mess than the old bowl & spatula. BRAVO writer – very innovative. YES wash the bag and reuse it