Whole Baked Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Recipe Impresses With Minimal Effort by Donna John

Vegetables Side Dishes
6 months ago

Whole Baked Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Recipe Impresses With Minimal Effort

Get fancy with your cauliflower! This easy cauliflower recipe is roasted whole and is garlicy, cheesy and absolutely delicious. This easy baked cauliflower recipe will impress your family and Thanksgiving guests with minimal effort.

To make this easy whole baked cauliflower you will need a head of cauliflower, butter, olive oil, dried Italian seasoning, garlic and Parmesan cheese. The cauliflower bakes in the oven until tender. So easy!

Cauliflower gained popularity when the keto diet was in full swing, but that's not the only reason to eat this vegetable. The health benefits of cauliflower cannot be denied, and they range from aiding in digestion to improving heart health. Cauliflower is also loaded with vitamins and minerals and low in calories.

Serve this baked cauliflower as a side dish with dinner

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Servings: 8


  • 1 head cauliflower, leaves and stem removed
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

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Recipe Notes

  • Instead of dried Italian seasoning, try Mediterranean seasoning, Greek seasoning, herbes de provence or your favorite dried herbs.
  • Instead of Parmesan, use gouda, gruyere, Romano or your favorite cheese.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the melted butter, olive oil, garlic and Italian seasoning in a small bowl.
  2. Put the cauliflower into a baking dish. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon half of the olive oil butter mixture over the cauliflower.
  4. Cover with foil and bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven for about 30 minutes.
  5. Uncover the cauliflower and bake another 15 minutes. Spoon on the remaining olive oil butter mixture and sprinkle with the Parmesan. Bake about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 79

Total Fat: 7.3g

Saturated Fat: 2.9g

Cholesterol: 11mg

Sodium: 63mg

Total Carbohydrate: 2.5g

Dietary Fiber: 0.9g

Total Sugars: 0.9g

Protein: 1.9g

Vitamin D: 2mcg

Calcium: 42mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 108mg

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Elisa Schmitz
OMGoodness, that looks amazing, Donna John ! We love roasted cauliflower, cauliflower popcorn, etc. This looks like it takes cauliflower to a whole new level. Making it!!
This is so cool...
Julie Rose
Big yumminess right here!

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