RoastedCauliflower with Parmesan and Bread Crumbs

Roasted CauliflowerRoasted Cauliflower
 By now, many of you know that I have a husband with a picky palate.  Slowly, over our nearly 25 year marriage, I’ve gotten him to try, and actually enjoy: broccoli, asparagus, the occasional zucchini (he still calls it cucumber!)…and just lately, cauliflower. It was this roasting method that finally swayed him.  This Roasted Cauliflower may convert your cauliflower avoider into a lover, too!

Vegetables caramelize and sweeten when cooked with intense, dry heat.  I will never steam cauliflower again. The addition of Parmesan and bread crumbs just provides additional flavor and texture.  I’m still working on my 17 year old…but I’m sure he’ll be converted one of these days!

Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan and Bread Crumbs
Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into ½ to 1 inch florets
  • ½ cup fresh bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. Toss florets with olive oil, then add bread crumbs and Parmesan and toss again. Spread out over large baking sheet, making sure the florets are not too crowded...you don't want them to steam. Season with salt and pepper. Roast 30-40 minutes, till tender and browned slightly.
Yield: 4 servings
Total time: 45 minutes

Comments

  1. I LOVE roasted cauliflower! You should also try mashed cauliflower–the hubs would never know the difference between mashed cauliflower and potatoes–and they’re better for you!

  2. I’m always looking for new ways to jazz up veggies. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Thanks, everyone! Yes, I need to try mashed cauliflower…sounds wonderful! I need to look for that cauliflower/pear salad, too…yum.

  4. I love cauliflower…steamed, roasted, pureed, you name it, I will eat it. But this recipe definitely looks like a keeper!

  5. Hi, Gina! Lucky me was just a guest at Kate’s…her food was fabulous, and I didn’t lift a finger :)

    Thanks, Carolyn! Hope you get a chance to try it~

  6. This looks great. I love cauliflower but it’s tough to make the little ones eat it. I think this might do it.

  7. TeeTotallyNot says:

    delicious. I just stuffed myself with cauliflower last weekend (my OH ignores this lovely vegetable). so far my preferred recipe has been a cauliflower and pear salad.. must get a another oen and roast it. My mum used to bury steamed cauliflower under mounds of brown butter with breadcrumbs.. I can’t wait to try the parmesan angle.
    thanks for yet another excellent idea.

  8. whatsfordinner-acrossstatelines says:

    Love roasted cauliflower. I say the yummy stuff you were making with Kate and had to come say Hi and check out all your yummy recipes!
    -Gina-

  9. Looks wonderful. I’ve got two new roasted cauliflower recipes to try now.

  10. My Danish Kitchen, I hope this sways your wee ones. I’m still dreaming about your Danish pastry!

    Leef, get cracking, girl…does Duane eat cauliflower?

  11. made this last night! Perfect~~~~

  12. Only Prettier (love your blog name!!!!), thanks so much for posting your review…especially since it was a good one ;)

  13. I’m a total roasted veggie convert – such a change from the limp, boiled veggies I grew up eating. I usually roast my cauliflower with garlic, but I’ll definitely be trying your version soon.

  14. This looks great!! Now im hungry and i have 50 mins more to leave work.. =)

  15. Looks delicious even for a picky husband (smile).
    Sam

  16. I’ll try it your way, too. I’ve been stuck on this recipe for buffalo roasted cauliflower for a while now! :)
    http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/10/the-crisper-whisperer-buffalo-roasted-cauliflower-recipe.html

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