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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 190 kcal
Author: Shawn

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

  • 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 20 minutes. Stir the cauliflower and continue to bake an additional 10 minutes. Serve hot. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 395mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 82IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: bread crumbs, cauliflower, Parmesan, Roasted, Sheet Pan
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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.
281 Responses
    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

          4 stars
          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.

  1. KarinM.

    5 stars
    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

  2. KarinM.

    5 stars
    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

  3. 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. Shawn

      You could get away with cooking them all at the same time, just make sure they’re all similar in size so they can cook through. 🙂

      1. Ccook

        5 stars
        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.

  4. 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!

  5. Pamela Riley

    If you have any leftovers, serve them for breakfast warmed over with a poached egg on top. It sounds weird but it is delicious.

    1. Rosemarie Smart

      5 stars
      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.

    2. Robin F

      Hubby & I are each on the low carb/high fat way of eating plan. This looks yummy, and i am goung to make it with crushed pork rind instead of the italian bread crumbs & add probably 1 teaspoon of italian seasoning. I believe it will be a perfect dish for our way or eating or even keto!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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

      2. Linda

        You people are really something..this lady just posted a recipe..USE a damn bowl if you don’t want to use a ziplock. As long as they are making ziplock I will use them. Dont make the recipe..it was a great recipe my family loved it.
        Thank you for sharing..
        Yes I washed my ziplock out and reused it..no problem..

  12. 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.

  13. Tannis

    I was very disappointed to see the use of a plastic bag instead of a bowl. This type off single use plastic is one of the worst polluters for our oceans.

    1. Kris

      Make it multiple use; I have olastic bags I’ve used for years….heritage bags if you will! I could pass them down to my daughter…..just wash them out and reuse.

    2. Solo Pilot

      Nice recipe. Just finished what was left. Had too much parmesan, so needed to extend the veggies. Added a couple of diced onions. Potatoes need to cook longer. Used Hawaiian red Sea salt, because it was right in front. Was about to discard plastic baggie in the garbage, but that would end up in a landfill. So I flushed it down the loo, now perhaps a baby otter can play with it. Came out great, baked a couple of corns, we don’t eat much. Lil bit too salty, my fault but damn the Hawaiians, go volcano.

      Thanks again for the posting. All in fun…

  14. Zapes

    I’ve made this recipe twice now in the two weeks since discovering it. It’s a hit in our house. Can almost not get it to the table for all the hands snatching bites off the pan. It is best served piping hot, imho.

    I mix the crumbs, cheese & herbs in the food processor before adding to the cauliflower.

  15. Micky Germolus

    Can’t wait to try this off to the grocery store to get cauliflower I am sprinkling olive oil on top instead of cooking spray We love raw cauliflower so I know we will LOVE this

  16. Peggy

    Hello,I stumbled upon your page thanks for sharing your cauliflour recipe.It is so yummy,my mom makes this too but she omits the bread crumbs and salt due to congestive heart failure.I absolutely love your recipe,keep sharing,God Bless you.

  17. Mary

    I am so excited to find your site!,! Love this cauliflower recipe and look forward to viewing more of your recipes.

  18. Jo

    The recipe looks delicious, can’t wait to try it …… just a pity about using plastic bags. A good old fashioned bowl and spoon would work just as wwll and be kinder to the environment.

      1. Emma

        about 14% of recycled materials are actually recycled, the rest end up in a landfill anyways. plastic bags are the worst culprit since most facilities don’t have the capacity to recycle them.

  19. David

    100g fat, 4500 sodium, 1600 calories. I think you should publish the nutritional info for your recipes. This one sounds delicious but the fat and salt are higher than it might seem.

    1. K. May

      Oh look you’re an adult and can figure out how to find out the nutrients of a recipe! No where is it implied that it is healthy and low sodium and low fat. I mean factor in that shes using bread crumbs and olive oil, that could already be an assumption. Like all recipes though, if you need to omit something you find a replacement for what you dont want in the recipe. Like, cant do bread crumbs? Why not use almond meal? Or pork rines? Don’t micromanage others blogs.

      1. David

        Pork rinds, not rines. The best recipe blogs include nutritional info, so my suggestion to the author (not to you, I didn’t address you, don’t micromanage other’s comments) was to include this info. I think 1500+ calories is a lot for one person for lunch! The recipelooks great.

  20. Katherine

    Could you make this on a grill? Using foil and cooking spray? Cooking for a child with Type 1 Diabetes and looking for some good camping ideas:)

  21. Jessica

    I tried this but for me it was too heavy on the bread crumbs and the salt. I may try again with 1/2 or 3/4 cup bread crumbs and no salt. I was really excited to try this so I’m bummed I wasn’t thrilled with my first go-round. :/

    1. Anna-Marie Barker

      I have never used breadcrumbs. I make this all the time with a little olive oil, our bodies need good fats too. And herbs for seasoning. It tastes great and calories and sodium intake are CUT!!! So you can still enjoy them

    1. Tammy

      I made this roasted cauliflower tonight as a side dish to rice, chicken, broccoli and cheese casserole. Both were a hit with my family.

  22. Katie

    What kind of cooking spray do you use on top of the cauliflower? I would like to use something more healthy. I am excited to try this for Easter.

    1. Shawn

      I’m sure that would work! I don’t have an air fryer (yet), so I can’t give you directions, but I would bet that it will taste amazing!

  23. Diana

    Made this for dinner along with roasted chicken and wild rice. So good! My husband said the cauliflower was the best part and that it made the whole meal taste better!

  24. PocketMom

    This has become my go-to cauliflower recipe. I find that I’m making it at least once a week. My husband calls it cauliflower crack. We can eat the whole recipe between the two of us. Love it!

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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