Roasted Cauliflower

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

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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YUM YUM YUM VERY GOOD !  I didn't have Thyme so I substituted McCormick's "Pinch of Vegatable"  and no salt inTHIS RECPIE.  IT IS DEEEELICIOUS. ATE HALF THE HEAD ALL BY MYSELF:) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really very good! I wished I read the reviews first, because I like salty but 2 tsp is way too much!! I didn't have thyme and it still tasted great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I probably wont steam cauliflower again.  I have made this several times and it is a big hit.  Keep the salt to 1/2 - 3/4 tsp max.  So much flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it-my flavors item not reviewed by moderator and published
Way too much salt-- salt to taste only, else risk ruining the dish... item not reviewed by moderator and published
So simple, yet tasty. As an avid 'cookbook" reader, I am not sure I used the measurements exactly, but I neither added nor omitted any ingredients. The ingredients were perfect. I definitely cut back on the salt and left the garlic rather "chopped." I mixed it in a large bowl and kept mixing to thoroughly incorporate olive oil and garlic. I let it sit with everything on it on the tray for at least two hours because I was cooking so many other things in one oven, then forgot to stir through roasting. You cannot ruin this recipe. My boyfriend, who hates vegetables as a general rule, loved it! Read reviews and prepare this recipe according to your own tastes. It is awesome. item not reviewed by moderator and published
An excellent way to prepare cauliflower. Very tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple, adaptable and easy. Oh ... and healthy. This works for both a holiday dinner and an everyday meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! I have never roasted cauliflower in the oven before, and I will now, many times more in the future. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe so much I am sharing it with family and friends .... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy, the fresh time really added a lot flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good - used less salt. Only thing is that my garlic burned item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is very easy and tasty. Just a little too much salt for my family. Next time I will leave it off. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So delicious. So easy. My kids loved it! I did use fresh thyme. Actually, followed the recipe exactly. Yum!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Even the kids love this recipe! I have never used fresh thyme yet so I use one tsp dried leaves. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really simple and delicious...it's my go-to cauliflower recipe. We love it! Really impressive for guests and super flavorful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent, easy, flavorful. Well worth the 5 minutes of prep and 20 minutes to cook. I will do this frequently. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Our favorite way to eat cauliflower. Period. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great, easy recipe. The wife was never a big fan of cauliflower, but asked for seconds! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum. Terrific roasted flavor. I skipped the thyme altogether and it's divine without it. A really great, easy to prepare side dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious! I would never have thought to cook cauliflower this way. Definitely will make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very flavorful, wonderful veggie side-dish that even the pickiest eaters will love. My only complaint was that it was a bit too salty... Next time I'll use 1 teaspoon instead of two. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight and it came out great. I only had 2 cloves of garlic and used ? tsp dried thyme as I didn't have fresh. It tastes sweet because of the caramelization - even the little "burnt" pieces of garlic are tasty too. Unfortunately I ate the whole thing myself throughout the day and couldn't share. Maybe next time! : ) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Served this at a dinner party. Crazy good cauliflower. Everyone around the table vowed to never eat cauliflower any other way. What a great way to pump up the volume on a vegetable side dish. I made it the day ahead and just reheated in the microwave. Easy, fast, full of flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you don't go crazy with the olive oil all that happens is the garlic burns in your oven! So don't think you can go light on the olive oil to make this receipe a little healthier. You will just end up ruining a head of cauliflower!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so good! I didn't use as much oil and it came out amazing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was a huge hit! I used less garlic - 5 cloves seemed like too much, so I used 3. I have made it several times and each time it was a success. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Never had roasted cauliflower, (which we eat any way it comes), but this is THE BEST!! Thanks for this outstanding recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is great for week days when you run home to prepare a flavorful and fast dinner. It will be a new staple in my kitchen. You can serve this side with almost anything. I made it twice, the first time with veal and the second with chicken. Excellent! Thank you food network kitchen for such a great and easy recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was ridiculously easy to make and very yummy, even if you are not usually wild about cauliflower. Nothing bland or bitter about it. To make it even healthier, it would be fine to cut back a little on the salt and olive oil as other reviewers have suggested. We made it as a side dish to Ellie Krieger's chicken parmesan, and the cauliflower tasted delicious with the marinara sauce! I think it would work alongside just about anything. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not a huge fan of cauliflower, finding it quite bland. I'd thought I'd give this recipe a try; however, I found it a bit greasy. I love olive oil, but found the overall flavours too oily. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe. It was incredibly easy to make and made a delicious side dish. Will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I infused the oil with a clove of cracked garlic before i poured it over the cauliflower. Left out the red pepper as the family doesn't like heat. The cauliflower carmelized & had a nice nutty taste. I have always watched how much salt I put into a dish and have been using kosher salt in cooking since I started watching the Food Network. Roasting veggies is so much more tasty than boiling or steaming then. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did this twice, because I made it exactly as the recipe stated and couldn't find it as salty as previously reviewed. Once with kosher salt, and then again wth regular table salt. Huge difference in the two - the table salt was too too much. Stick with kosher and you'll be fine! **Also, I sprinkled from freshly grated parmesan cheese 2 minutes before it was done and that really kicked it over the edge. Love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavors blend so well! I'm trying to incorporate more veggies into our diet and insist on a lot of flavor - this recipe provided that flavor! I love to oven roast all types of veggies. We'll be making this one again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
but it calls for WAY too much salt. I wish I'd read the reviews before ruining a perfectly good head of organically grown cauliflower. cut the amount in half and it should be right on the money. in the meantime, how do you get recipes like this changed? do food network folks ever read these things? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cauliflower last night and will be making it again. The flavors really enhanced the cauliflower. The entire family enjoyed the veggie, which is rare in our home. I followed the directions exactly and the balance of the flavors was quite enjoyable. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Will add this one to my recipe collection. My husband does not even care for cauliflower but he loved this dish. Very easy and tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My three-year-old ended up being the hog on this dish, and the rest of us only got a taste of how delicious this recipe was. Next time, I will double the recipe to ensure everyone can get a fair share. I did reduce the salt a bit, as I am typically overly sensitive to salt but left the rest of the recipe intact. I have always loved cauliflower, but my husband was only tolerant of it and my child generally cautious. Roasted cauliflower is 100% delicious to everyone, as I am discovering is true with many vegetables I could not get my child (or husband) to eat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the first time I cooked cauliflower and it was great, everyboy loved it. I added less salt like a lot of people suggested and I added a little more of the red pepper flakes which gave it a bit of a kick. I would definatly make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I do not usually like cauliflower. I guess I usually get it steamed with other vegetables, but roasted was a whole new thing. I really liked it! I didn't have the herbs in the recipe, so I used what I had and it was great. Put it in my toaster oven and ta da! What a great side dish. Even my four-year olds liked it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I will make again. I cut the garlic too small it burnt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great! I halved the salt like most people suggested and chopped the garlic into quite big pieces - the garlic got all sweet and carmelized just like the cauliflower! I also used dried thyme instead of fresh - it was really good. Awesome recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is simple and extremely tasteful. Everyone loves it, even my finicky 10 year old. item not reviewed by moderator and published
THE CAULIFLOWER BROWNED TOO MUCH BUT WAS NOT COOKED THROUGH, EVEN TOUGH I TURNED IT SEVEREl TIMES. THE GARLIC BURNED THOUGH I HEEDED A REVIEWER WHO SAID NOT TO CHOP IT TO FINE . I THINK THE TEMP IS TOO HIGH SO I TURNED IT DONE BUT IF WAS ALREADY TOO LATE . . item not reviewed by moderator and published
honestly, I didn't expect much out of this recipe, I always thought cauliflower was pretty bland, but this recipe made believers out of us. we've tried it with different herbs and it's always delicious. definitely start out with about half the salt though- I love salt, and even I found this salty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The garlic burned while baking. I think I will try again with a garlic salt? I liked the flavor of the roasted cauliflower. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great side dish and so easy. My 2 year loves it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an absolutely delicious recipe for cauliflower. I used frozen florets and it was perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
we loved it! it will be a regular on our table! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was good overall (and will become a staple in our house). However, it was too salty (even after I read the reviews and added about 1/2 the salt, I still thought it was too salty). And the garlic burned when I was baking it...but overall (we rinsed the salt off halfway through cooking, and re-roasted it), fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was not sure I was going to like this but it was so great! My husband and boys (8 and 6) also thought it was great! I will make this again very soon. I did use dried thyme instead of fresh due to the fact I forgot to pick it up at the store. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like cauliflower but my family did not until they tasted this. Now we all eat cauliflower. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I use this recipe for all roasted vegetables. They turn out great. Even my husband, who is a picky eater, loves this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was easy to make and very yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very yummy, everyone enjoyed it. Also agree, however, a bit less salt could be used. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and delicious, especially on a cold winter day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not really big on cooked cauliflower. I like cauliflower raw and in soups, but don't usually eat it steamed. That was until my wife made this recipe one day. Delicious! I prepare this quite often now. During the summer I'll make this on the grill in a cast iron pan while cooking chicken. This recipe has become a favorite in our house! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My only problem with this is that it was incredibly salty. I enjoy my salt, but this was a bit much, so I would suggest starting off with a little less salt (and maybe even the other seasonings) and adding more to taste as necessary. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an awesome recipe,, the cauliflower turned out to be very tender. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make. I use different herbs each time I make this and it still tastes great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
People that "don't like cauliflower" love this dish! It's become a favorite at our house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I forgot to leave a review earlier and I've made this at least five times. My husband would eat it every week, loves it. Nice simple meal with roasted chicken. Also have used dried thyme and was just as good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great way to cook any fresh vegetables! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband enjoys this dish so much he makes it on the nights I get home late from work. I'm looking foward to cauliflower coming into season just to use this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this a couple of times... everyone, even those who said they didn't like cauliflower, enjoyed... Had to double the receipe the 2nd time I made it... item not reviewed by moderator and published
The easiest and tastiest cauliflower recipe I have ever made. Everyone loves this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can honestly say that I never cooked cauliflower for my husband in the 10 years we've been married until we discovered this recipe. THE BEST!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good, really easy. A change from steamed cauliflower. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've had a problem with my children eating cauliflower unless it's drenched in cheese sauce. Made this last night and they loved it! The mix of flavors is incredible and it was so easy to prepare, cooked perfectly in 20 minutes. I plan to serve as a hot appetizer at our next family get-together. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We are low carb and eat cauliflower often. This was the best roasted cauliflower yet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just finished making this for the first time. DEE-licious !!!! One TIP , though - don't chop your garlic too fine. Mine fell through to the bottom of the sheet pan & got quite brown. I think next time , I'll slice it & scatter it on top just before it goes in the oven, since the recipe doesn't say to stir after it's in.Will make this again. AND AGAIN !!. It really was GOOD !!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, easy, and a big bang! I've served this as a side dish and is an impressive addition to a hot appetizer platter. Healthy and great TV snack... item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you like cauliflowers, you have to try this recipe. It was incredibly easy, delicious, and I had time to prepare the other dishes while it baked. item not reviewed by moderator and published
THE KIDS LIKED IT TOO! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful recipe to get more veggies in your repitoire. I fix this at least once a week now. And it's inspired me to try roasting more veggies. Very good with carrots, zucchini, broccoli too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is the first recipe i ever tried off this show and i'm glad i did. so good! the olive oil probably takes some of the healthy out of it, but who cares? absolutely delicious and certainly turned a generally bland vegetable into something irresistible. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think this simple recipe is one of the best I've ever tried. We are now cauliflower fans! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a great way to serve cauliflower. I made this for my husband who generally won't eat cauliflower and he loved it. Do keep an eye on the salt...it can be salty if you aren't a regular salt user. I will make this recipe again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my...such flavor! My son-in-law just flipped for this cauliflower. It's the only way I will ever fix it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The cauliflower holds its shape, the garlic gives it zip. Wonderful, and it does not smell up the house and tell everyone you are cooking cauliflower!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Even if you hate cauliflower, you'll love this recipe. It brought out the wonderful flavors of everything incorporated into this recipe. With each bite you not only tasted the freshness of the cauliflower, but you received the burst of olive oil, red pepper, garlic, thyme, and salt. Boy oh boy, talk about having it all. I haven't had cauliflower in over a year, but I guarantee I'll have it more, especially with this wonderful and easy recipe. Thank you Tyler and Jack. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM good! Jim and Lauren. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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