Italian Roasted Cauliflower

I can honestly say I have NEVER seen cauliflower eaten so quickly in my life! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Our Italian Roasted Cauliflower is so delicious and flavorful. It combines the delicious flavors of Italian breadcrumbs and garlic. Want to make it completely healthy?? Substitute an egg ๐Ÿฅš wash for the butter and this is totally guilt-free. Make this tonight – you will see what I’m talking about ๐Ÿค—

Our Italian Roasted Cauliflower cooked and on a fork

Cauliflower is not usually in the lineup for weekly vegetables in our house. The reason for that is that I seem to be the only one who really likes it. I felt like I needed to change that! I wanted to make something that everyone would not only eat but actually love! This recipe came together so easily that I couldn’t believe how good it taste! I now make this as an occasional afternoon snack or as part of a charcuterie board when we have company. It’s fairly effortless and has a phenomenal outcome. Getting veggies in my kids has never been easier.

Do I need to wash my cauliflower before eating it?

I would absolutely wash your cauliflower. I would cut off the leaves and cut the cauliflower however you want it. Then, throw it in a strainer and run water over it for around 1 minute. This will help get any dirt, germs, or otherwise unwanted stuff off your veggie and make it ready for eating or preparing!

What can I eat with roasted cauliflower?

The options are endless! Cauliflower, overall, isn’t too strong of a taste does great with a variety of dishes. We like to it with our Spicy Pork Chops, Pesto Bruschetta Chicken Bake, and our Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Panini. Since it coated with Italian breadcrumbs, it would be great with a variety of pasta dishes, pork loins, and with a great cut of steak!

Ingredients for Our Italian Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients for our Italian Roasted Cauliflower:

  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Cauliflower
  • Italian Bread Crumbs
  • Parmesan Cheese

How to make our Italian Roasted Cauliflower:

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Remove all leaves from cauliflower head and cut into florets, all about the same size.

In a small bowl, melt the butter. Add garlic in slowly and stir.

Place the Italian breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese into two separate bowls.

A bowl of butte and breadcrumbs next to a cutting board with cauliflower florets

First, dip each cauliflower piece into the butter. After the butter, completely cover with Italian breadcrumbs.

Someone dipping a piece of cauliflower into melted butter
Someone covering a piece of cauliflower in breadcrumbs

Place them on prepared baking sheet, with either parchment paper or a silicon mat. This steps just helps immensely with the clean up!

Our Italian Roasted Cauliflower on a baking sheet before going into the oven

Place on the middle rack in the oven. Roast for 30-35 minutes, until a nice golden brown color. The longer it stays in, the crispier it gets!

Our Italian Roasted Cauliflower after being cooked, on a baking sheet

Remove from the oven and enjoy! We guarantee these won’t last long!

It can be a daunting task to not only come up with an idea for dinner, but also things to go along with it. It’s also easy to get stuck in a rut because of the recipes you already know and are comfortable with. Give this side a try and I promise you won’t regret it. It offers the ease of minimal steps and ingredients but packs a punch with the amazing taste and flavors you get! Spice up your day with something new and wow the people at your table tonight!

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Yield: 4 servings

Italian Roasted Cauliflower

Italian Roasted Cauliflower
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1/2 C Butter
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • 1/2 C Parm
  • 1 C Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 Cauliflower, cut up


    1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
    2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat. Set aside.
    3. Cut the cauliflower into florets.
    4. Melt butter in a small bowl. Add garlic to the butter and stir.
    5. Place breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in another bowl.
    6. Dip each cauliflower piece into butter and then breadcrumbs.
    7. Place them on prepared baking sheet.
    8. Roast for 30-35 minutes, until a nice and toasted golden brown color.
    9. Enjoy

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 403Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 811mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 10g

(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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2 thoughts on “Italian Roasted Cauliflower”

  • Canโ€™t wait to try this!!!! I never serve cauliflower to my gang but this sounds like something we will all love. Thanks for the push out of my comfort zone.

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