Oven- Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Oven- Roasted Cauliflower

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Oven- Roasted Cauliflower w/ Garlic, Olive Oil & Lemon Juice

The roasting process really makes the flavor in this dish come to life. It's my favorite way to eat cauliflower!


6 cups cauliflower florets, about 1 1/2-inches in diameter (from 1 large cauliflower)
2 + tablespoons + extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon sliced garlic
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
chopped chives, for garnish


1. Preheat oven to 500°F.

2. Place the cauliflower florets in a large sauté pan or a roasting pan. Drizzle the olive oil over the cauliflower, and season with the garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Place the sauté pan in the oven and cook for 20- 25 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure even roasting.

3. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan. Garnish with chopped chives and serve immediately while still warm.


*If you have a misto spritzer, you might wish to spritz the cauliflower with olive oil rather than drizzling.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Emeril Lagasse)

2 Responses to “Oven- Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice”

  1. postedNov 21, 2012 12:42 PM

    So, I really want to make this for thanksgiving, but I’m a little concerned about the high baking time. I’d have to do this last and everything would be cold (bread, potatoes, ect.). Perhaps could I have it in the oven while I’m doing the bread at 350 then spike up the heat to 500 for 10 mins or so?

    • postedNov 22, 2012 3:54 AM

      Sorry- I have been on vacation this week. I’m not sure how to modify to have it ready more quickly… let me know if you try it and it works out!

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