Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan and Bread Crumbs

When I married my hubby, cauliflower was a maligned vegetable. I changed his mind once I made this spectacular Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan and Bread Crumbs.

Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan and Bread Crumbs | Even the pickiest palate will love cauliflower roasted with parm and bread crumbs!

 Roasted Cauliflower Converted My Husband!

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!
Roasted Cauliflower | Even the pickiest palate will love cauliflower roasted with parm and bread crumbs!

The Joys of Roasted Vegetables

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 into a roasted cauliflower fan one of these days!

For a heartier cauliflower dish, check out this Cauliflower Bacon Gratin. Bill gave it his seal of approval, too!

Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan and Bread Crumbs

Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Roasting cauliflower with Parmesan and bread crumbs will make anyone love this maligned vegetable!


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into 1/2 to 1 inch florets
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  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 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


      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size
      Amount Per Serving As Served
      Calories 235kcal Calories from fat 148
      % Daily Value
      Total Fat 16g 25%
      Saturated Fat 3g 15%
      Cholesterol 5mg 2%
      Sodium 393mg 16%
      Carbohydrate 17g 6%
      Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
      Sugars 3g
      Protein 7g

      Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

      Calories 2000
      Total Fat Less than 65g
      Sat Fat Less than 25g
      Cholesterol Less than 300mg
      Sodium Less than 2,400mg
      Total Carbohydrate 300g
      Dietary Fiber 25g
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      1. I’m always looking for new ways to jazz up veggies. Thanks for the recipe!

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

      3. 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.

      4. 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!

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

      6. 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~

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

      8. 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?

      9. Only Prettier says:

        made this last night! Perfect~~~~

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

      11. 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.

      12. Mr. & Mrs. P says:

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

      13. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen says:

        Looks delicious even for a picky husband (smile).

      14. I’ll try it your way, too. I’ve been stuck on this recipe for buffalo roasted cauliflower for a while now! 🙂

      15. This recipe sounds amazing, I love roasted cauliflower but adding cheese takes it to the next level!


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