Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

These Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower Bites are so easy to make and taste absolutely phenomenal. My whole family devoured the pan.

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower is a super simple side dish recipe that comes together quickly and pairs perfectly with everything!

These Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower Bites are so easy to make and taste absolutely phenomenal. My whole family devoured the pan. pinterestParmesan 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.

These Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower Bites are so easy to make and taste absolutely phenomenal. My whole family devoured the pan.

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.

These Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower Bites are so easy to make and taste absolutely phenomenal. My whole family devoured the pan.

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.

These Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower Bites are so easy to make and taste absolutely phenomenal. My whole family devoured the 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…

Yeah.

Here are some more Roasted Vegetable Side Dishes:

These Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower Bites are so easy to make and taste absolutely phenomenal. My whole family devoured the pan.

You’ll definitely want to add this recipe to your weekly rotation.

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Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

These Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower Bites are the perfect quick and easy side dish, or double as a vegetarian baked chicken nugget!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 min.
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray liberally with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine the cauliflower and olive oil in a large zip close bag and shake to coat.
  3. 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 20 minutes. Stir the cauliflower and continue to bake an additional 10 minutes. Serve hot. Enjoy!

Keywords: parmesan, roasted, cauliflower, sheet pan, bread crumbs

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
244 Responses
  1. 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.

    1. 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!

  2. sjser

    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

    1. Ann Marie P

      One half cup of Panko Bread Crumbs has the following nutritional values:
      Fat 1gg
      Sodium 45gmg
      Carbs 22 g
      Net Carbs 21 g
      Fiber 1 g
      Protein 3 g

      So if you’re eating the entire head of cauliflower made per the recipe, that’s 44 g of carbs.

      1. Rosemarie Smart

        That is a lot of carbs if you’re on a low carb diet. I make it without the bread crumbs and it’s still delicious.

        1. Marie

          So don’t eat it. Or just eat a little of it. Goodness, if you’re on a lowcarb diet this might not be for you.

          Looks VERY yummy! I’m trying it tonight.

  3. KarinM.

    Perfect recipe, I love it! We made it the second time today, this time with 2 heads of cauliflower since the 2 of us couldn‘t get enough of it the last time with one head 😉
    I didn‘t measure the cauliflower, just assumed that 7 cups of it could be one head. The rest stricltly per recipe.
    Thanks for the recipe, and greetings from Bavaria, Germany!
    Karin

  4. KarinM.

    Perfect recipe, I love it! We made it the second time today, this time with 2 heads of cauliflower since teh 2 of us couldn‘t get enough of it the last time with one head 😉
    I didn‘t measure the cauliflower, just assumed that 7 cups of it could be one head. The rest stricltly per recipe.
    Thanks for the recipe, and greetings from Bavaria, Germany!
    Karin

  5. Maninkitchen

    I saw this on Facebook and was intrigued. We used to have cauliflower regularly but only steamed with parmesan cheese on, and to be honest it got kind of boring to me so we haven’t used it much, but we do make broccoli and Brussels sprouts often. If I wanted to do all three at once, would I need to adjust the recipe or cooking time?

      1. Ccook

        Loved it. I made it with 1/2 broccoli because my boyfriend doesn’t like cauliflower. As I expected he liked it, even the cauliflower. I added a little of my Mexican spice mix to give it a kick.

  6. Christie

    Absolutely AMAZING!!! I’ve made this several times and it’s gone in no time! Definitely a keeper and definitely want to try with Brussels sprouts!

    1. Rosemarie Smart

      That is a lot of carbs if you’re on a low carb diet. I make it without the bread crumbs and it’s still delicious.

  7. dadguy

    Fantastic recipe, just lovely.

    …as to the bags, when I need to use a bag I use two and throw the extra one away just for good measure. Bag factory workers need jobs too and kids are starving in China. Also, I heard that plastic waste makes liberals cry. #MAGA #LOCKHERUP

      1. Janet burns

        Love your reply. Short and to the point. I find politics have taken an uglier place in our lives and was hoping to escape some of the American politics that you can’t seem to get away from right now. Your comments are spot on so thank you.

    1. JILL

      Dadguy, this is a recipe site and not a political site. Shame on you for getting ugly! Maybe you are hangry so start cooking and feel better.

    2. Barb

      Dadguy was it really necessary to bring politics into a conversation about food? Please just let it be appetizing, not make us want to throw up.

  8. Cara

    For those complaining about “single use” plastics, what os wrong with washing the bag and reusing it? I find that coating in the bag is a lot neater and more thorough than in a bowl.

    1. Ka Ming Do

      It’s really very sad in a sort of sick way when you are so vested in your political views that you have to force them off on the unsuspecting readers if a recipe site.

  9. Margaret Rodriguez

    Hey, I’m making this for the first time. How many heads of cauliflower does it take to make 7 cups? I googled it. 3-4 per head but was curious how much you personally use. I’d rather get the “experienced” answer. Either way..I’m going to eat WAY more than I should of this! Lol I love cauliflower

    1. Connie

      I have fixed this 3 times for 2-4 people. I used 1 head as it came very close to 7 cups. It is the best cauliflower recipe I have ever used. It is not hard at all.

  10. Deborah

    I made it tonight, and it was delicious. I only had about of a half a cup of panko, added some sliced zucchini in with it, and it was a hit.

  11. Kylie Lucous

    I was looking for good cauliflower recipes to substitute potatoes. My hubby is on a carb diet. I left out the breadcrumbs and made it with powdered and fresh Parmesan, added smoked paprika and pepper for color. Came out delish! What she means is a gallon size ziplock for mixing. Works great!

  12. F Mouthaan

    For those complaining about the plastic bag you could have just been nice and not said anything. You can use a bowl. Most people realize you can use a bowl in place of a bag! Btw the recipe is great!

    1. No thanks

      That’s not the point. Wasteful single use plastic is destroying the environment and it was totally unnecessary. I’m so glad to see so many people making this point, it gives hope for the future. And hopefully she thinks twice next time. I hope you do too.

      1. sjser

        Are you really that short-sighted? Did you actually “see her” toss the bag or are you just “assuming”? We use ziploc bags all the time for just this type of mixing. It’s convenient, makes zero mess, is simpler (versus a bowl and spatula, etc) and we simply wash it out and put it back into the drawer so we can REUSE IT AGAIN.
        Maybe you should watch the video a few times – that should satisfy your single-use worries. GEEZ

  13. Janelle

    I’m not sure why you’d use a plastic bag to make this… (single use plastics?!) You could easily use a bowl, but since that I was shown I’m sure most will think they need to.

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