Roasted Cauliflower

Total Time:
25 min
5 min
20 min

6 servings

  • 1 head cauliflower (about 2 pounds), cut into bite-size florets (about 8 cups)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons roughly chopped fresh thyme leaves

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Toss the cauliflower with the olive oil, garlic, and red pepper on a baking sheet; sprinkle with the salt and thyme and toss again. Roast until golden and tender, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.

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    Simple, adaptable and easy. Oh ... and healthy. This works for both a holiday dinner and an everyday meal.
    Loved it! Recommend using less salt. I used 1 tsp instead of the recommended 2 tsp and even that was too salty. Next time will try 1/2 tsp. Made me wonder if maybe there's a typo in the recipe.
    Loved it! I have never roasted cauliflower in the oven before, and I will now, many times more in the future.
    Love this recipe so much I am sharing it with family and friends ....
    Yummy, the fresh time really added a lot flavor.
    Good - used less salt. Only thing is that my garlic burned
    It is very easy and tasty. Just a little too much salt for my family. Next time I will leave it off.
    I love roasted vegetables and really liked the addition of fresh thyme to this one. It seemed too salty to me though, and next time I will just sprinkle on a little, rather than the amount suggested in the recipe.
    Absolutely delicious and so easy to make! Made it just as recipe is listed; however, I did grind the fresh thyme. Will be serving this often.
    So delicious. So easy. My kids loved it! I did use fresh thyme. Actually, followed the recipe exactly. Yum!!!
    Even the kids love this recipe! I have never used fresh thyme yet so I use one tsp dried leaves.
    This was my first time making cauliflower and it was amazing. I didn't have thyme but I don't think it was missed. I also roasted for a lot longer than 20 minutes.
    Really simple and's my go-to cauliflower recipe. We love it! Really impressive for guests and super flavorful!
    Excellent, easy, flavorful. Well worth the 5 minutes of prep and 20 minutes to cook. I will do this frequently.
    Our favorite way to eat cauliflower. Period.
    Great flavour and texture. I chopped my garlic quite small, but I didn't have any problems with it being black. I would try this recipe again on other vegetable - very easy!
    This is the only way that I'll be making cauliflower from now on. I chopped the garlic into big chunks to avoid having to pick out small burnt pieces like other reviewers had problems with. I turned out having no burnt garlic pieces...they were well roasted to perfection! I didn't have fresh thyme, but dried worked fine. Also went by other reviews and cut the salt in half. Came out perfect.
    Wonderful recipe and very easy!!! For those of you who had the issue of burning your garlic, I set my oven at 425 and put the pan in the middle of the oven vs. closer to the bottom. I also did cut back on the amount of garlic and salt per the other reviews out there and it was delicious. My sister is not normally a cauliflower eater and she loved it. Try it!
    This is an excellent, simple recipe. I had friends over tonight and served it pureed. They'd had roasted cauliflower before, but not with the red pepper flakes. Their extra kick was a fabulous addition to what they were used to.  
    We also added just a hint of white truffle oil while pureeing it in the food processor.
    This dish was a huge hit in the family with everyone from the 13 month old to the 17 year old loving it, including the picky eater. I used dried thyme and it was great. I also roasted about 30 minutes.
    Great, easy recipe. The wife was never a big fan of cauliflower, but asked for seconds!
    Yum. Terrific roasted flavor. I skipped the thyme altogether and it's divine without it. A really great, easy to prepare side dish!
    OMG This dish is incredible! I make cauliflower often either with breadcrumbs or cream sauce. This is an amazing change to the regular side dish. I used dried thyme instead of fresh since I did not have it. Next time I will try the fresh thyme. Awesome! Definitely a keeper!
    Really delicious way to make cauliflower! I really don't make cauliflower that often, because when I do I want to pour cheese sauce all over it. This was a healthier and equally tasty way to have it.
    This was delicious! I would never have thought to cook cauliflower this way. Definitely will make again!
    This is amazing way to eat cauliflower. Very tasty and flavorful, and so easy to make. I am so satisfied with this recipe. Thank you Food Network Kitchens.
    I made it without the red pepper and with dry thyme leaves since I had no fresh thyme... it came out so good! great as a side dish for chicken!
    This is the best cauliflower ever. I made it without the red pepper and it was still awesome! I did sprinkle parm cheese as another reveiw suggested the last 2 minutes. Next time the only thing I will change is use one and half teaspoons of kosher salt instead of 2. Can't wait to try it on company! Will harvest time around the corner I am sure I will be making this allot.
    This is absolutely the only way to eat cauliflower or broccoli!! This is a keeper. will definately try this with all kinds of vegetables. Wow!!
    I followed the recipe as stated. Although i like cauliflower, I don't think I ever enjoyed it more than when i prepared it using this recipe. All of the ingredients contributed to the dish in a very satisfying way. For me, it was better warm, right out of the oven, then cool.
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