This is a quick vegetable dish that the whole family can enjoy. You can simply roast the cauliflower and keep this a vegan dish, or add cheese at the end. You can also be creative with the spices and cheeses you use, and try a different combination each time!
- head of cauliflower
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper, or other spices
I have made this with regular cauliflower, as well as purple cauliflower. The purple cauliflower makes for a fun twist and a unique dish. You could probably use romanesco cauliflower as well.
Pre-heat the oven to 425°F.
Cut the cauliflower into bite-size florets. In a bowl, drizzle the cauliflower with olive oil, add spices, and toss to coat evenly. You can use salt and pepper, Italian spices, or any other combinations that you wish.
Arrange on a cookie sheet or pan in a single layer.
Roast the cauliflower for approximately 20-25 minutes or more, until browned. I usually turn the cauliflower about halfway through to make sure the pieces cook evenly.
I like my cauliflower roasted, but firm.
Once you have roasted the cauliflower, you can add cheese. I like smoked aged cheddar, extra sharp cheddar, or smoked gouda, but you can use any kind. For this head of cauliflower, I used about 4oz (half a block) of cheese.
Return the pan to the oven, set to broil, and melt the cheese until bubbly and browned. This should only take a few minutes, so I recommend watching the oven during this time so it doesn’t burn. I tend to get distracted and before you know it, the cheese has burned.
Amber MyersAugust 31, 2021
Oh yum, we love this. I will have to make this as a side dish for sure.
TasheenaAugust 31, 2021
I’m a huge fan of cauliflower, I can’t wait to try this recipe.
Terri SteffesAugust 31, 2021
This looks amazing. I think it would be a great replacement for potatoes with my steak!
Tara PittmanSeptember 1, 2021
This dish looks so delicious. The purple cauliflower looks so pretty.
Richelle EscatSeptember 1, 2021
The purple cauliflower looks so lovely. Roasted cauliflower sounds delicious even without cheese on it. Yum!
Ivan M. JoseSeptember 1, 2021
I didn’t know that there is purple cauliflower. Anyway, we love cauliflower and prepare it in the simplest of ways. I’ll try your recipe.
Kat&BeyondSeptember 1, 2021
this dish looks interesting, i like the purple cauliflower idea. Id eat this as a snack!
Ntensibe EdgarSeptember 1, 2021
Wow…I didn’t cauliflower can be roasted! It looks so good with the cheese on it. I just might be tempted to “harvest” what Mummy planted here and do exactly what you’ve said here!
HeatherkleinwolfSeptember 1, 2021
Recipe looks delicious! I need more cauliflower in my life.
Alita PacioSeptember 1, 2021
Wow. I’ve never seen purple cauliflowers before. This is such a great recipe 🙂
KuntalaSeptember 1, 2021
I love cauliflowers. I grew up eating cauliflower dishes
Elizabeth OSeptember 1, 2021
This is something I can try over the weekend. It’s perfect for small gatherings too., when friends come over.
AlexisSeptember 1, 2021
We love roasted cauliflower! I added a little balsamic vinegar to this recipe and it was amazing!
CatalinaSeptember 1, 2021
I love veggies and I love trying new recipes. This one sounds easy and so tasty!
Melissa DixonSeptember 1, 2021
I love cauliflower and cheese but have never tried roasting it. What a fun idea!
Milton CoyneSeptember 1, 2021
Oh this is the kind of dish you can trick your kids with. I didn’t know cauliflower and cheese can be a good combo. This looks like an awesome snack or side dish. I think it would be perfect to be paired with a savory dip sauce too
PetroSeptember 1, 2021
I’m a big fan of cauliflower and cheese but never tried it with purple cauliflower. It’s next on my list!
Sarah BaileySeptember 1, 2021
Cauliflower cheese is one of my favourites it is a must when you’re having a roast, love it with a creamy sauce perfect to use for dipping as well.
RosemarySeptember 1, 2021
Yum….love this. I regularly make roasted cauliflower but have never added cheese to it. Thanks for this simple and delicious tip!
Monica SimpsonSeptember 1, 2021
Roasted cauliflower is my favorite!!! I wonder why I never added cheese before. Yum!
Tracy IsidoreSeptember 1, 2021
This looks really good! Anything with cheese on it I love lol. Thanks for the recipe I will definitely try it out!
MaeSeptember 2, 2021
I love veggies, and this looks amazingly delicious! But I can’t have dairy, so I need to use vegan cheese.
emman damianSeptember 2, 2021
I love this Roasted Cauliflower with Cheese! It looks so healthy. Can’t wait to try it soon.
Neely MoldovanSeptember 2, 2021
I am a huge cauliflower lover so this looks incrdible to me!
Blair VillanuevaSeptember 3, 2021
A simple dish, easy to prepared, and yeah this is healthy for me. Now I am caving for roasted cauliflower and cheese tonight!
Ayesha AyubOctober 7, 2021
This seems so yummy, will give it a try.