25 Delicious, Nutritious Roasted Cauliflower Recipes!

If you’ve never tried roasting vegetables, you don’t know what you’re missing. Roasting at a high temperature brings out a natural nuttiness and sweet flavor to pretty much any vegetable. And one of the best vegetables to try roasted is cauliflower. Even those die-hard haters will come over to the other side after a bite.

I’ve rounded up 25 fabulous recipes that feature roasted cauliflower, and most are ready in less than 30 minutes. So give this oft-overlooked veggie a try – your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier will be off and running in no time!

  • Roasted Cauliflower! 1 of 26

    Soups, salads, even spreads - there's nothing that roasted cauliflower can't do!

  • Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Soup 2 of 26

    It's hard to believe this creamy, heavenly looking soup is vegan - but it is! And as if that weren't enough, it is topped with irresistibly crispy caramelized onions and mushrooms. Yum!

    Read how on Babble


  • Lemony Roasted Cauliflower Salad 3 of 26

    Lemon and parsley pair beautifully with roasted cauliflower in this bright and simple salad!

    Read how on Babble


  • Roasted Cauliflower Florets 4 of 26

    A sure-fire kid pleaser! Cauliflower florets are tossed with flavored breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese, for a veggie dish your little ones are sure to love!

    Read how on Babble

  • Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Dried Cherries 5 of 26

    A perfect cold-weather salad! Sweet roasted cauliflower pairs up with toasted pine nuts, dried cherries, and fresh herbs for a side that's easy enough for a weeknight but guest-worthy too!

    Read how on Babble

  • Roasted Cauliflower with Parsmesan 6 of 26

    Proof that fast and simple can be healthy and delicious too! Just a few ingredients and 30 minutes (mostly unattended) gets this delicious side to your table!

    Read how on Babble

  • Curry Roasted Cauliflower 7 of 26

    The mild, sweet flavor of roasted cauliflower is the perfect foil for stronger spices like curry. This dish is as tasty cold as it is out of the oven, making it a great lunchtime option - in a wrap or atop a salad!

    Read how on Babble

  • Roasted Cauliflower Salad 8 of 26

    Cauliflower hangs out with broccoli in this lovely salad, tossed with an easy to make lemony dressing.

    Read how on Spoonful

  • Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Herbed Chickpea Dumplings 9 of 26

    So much to love here. Roasted cauliflower stars in this vegan and gluten-free soup, which is further boosted by the addition of dumplings made from chickpea flour. Dare I say that even the most die-hard meat-eater will be won over?

    Image and recipe courtesy of An Edible Mosaic

  • Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon Breadcrumb Topping 10 of 26

    This inventive salad boasts strong, delicious flavors - bacon, caramelized onions, and fresh herbs. I want to dive in, don't you?

    Image and recipe courtesy of An Edible Mosaic

  • Fettucine with Cauliflower, Prosciutto and Peas 11 of 26

    Cauliflower goes two ways here - roasted AND pureed to make this creamy sauce, paired with prosciutto, peas and sun-dried tomatoes.

    Image and recipe courtesy of Healthy. Delicious.

  • Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas 12 of 26

    Have you ever cooked with garam masala? It's a traditional spice blend consisting of coriander, cardamom and cinnamon, and is a great way to flavor roasted cauliflower. Paired with chickpeas and served over rice, this is a warm and satisfying vegan meal.

    Image and recipe courtesy of Sarah's Cucina Bella

  • Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes 13 of 26

    Cauliflower, sweet potatoes, and chickpeas are tossed with spices and a little olive oil for a delicious dish that cooks itself. Serve over brown or white rice for a satisfying - and vegan - lunch, light meal, or side dish. 

    Image and recipe courtesy of Sarah's Cucina Bella

  • Roasted Vegetables with Lemon Tahini Sauce 14 of 26

    Tahini is totally delicious and a nutritional superstar too! So think beyond hummus and use it to make a bright, lemony dressing to pair with roasted cauliflower and sweet potatoes.

    Image and recipe courtesy of The Lemon Bowl

  • Roasted Cauliflower and Chicken Mac and Cheese 15 of 26

    This is a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken - toss with oven roasted cauliflower, along with all of the traditional components of mac and cheese. This is comfort food at its very best; just a little more nutritious!

    Image and recipe courtesy of Sweet Anna's

  • Roasted Spiced Cauliflower 16 of 26

    It truly doesn't get easier than this. Toss cauliflower florets with lots of spices, along with some olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Roast it up in the oven and just try not to eat the whole dish. 

    Image and recipe courtesy of Sweet Anna's

  • "Bloomin’" Whole Roasted Cauliflower 17 of 26

    What a fun and unusual appetizer! Whole cauliflower is coated with spices and roasted in the oven. Set it out on a platter with forks (or fingers!) and let your guests have at it!

    Image and recipe courtesy of Everyday Maven

  • Roasted Cauliflower and Sesame Spread 18 of 26

    Cauliflower is seasoned and roasted and then tossed in the food processor with some tahini and lemon juice. Toast up some pita triangles and you've got a healthy - and tasty - dip!

    Image and recipe courtesy of Taste and Tell

  • Roasted Soba Bowl 19 of 26

    This vegan dish has it all going on - nutty soba noodles, roasted cauliflower, lentils for protein and a tangy miso-tahini dressing!

    Image and recipe courtesy of The Post Punk Kitchen

  • Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower 20 of 26

    If you're still not sold on the virtues of roasted cauliflower, then this is the recipe for you. Quick and easy and oh-so delicious, cauliflower pairs with garlic and parmesan cheese for a dish I promise you will love!

    Image and recipe courtesy of Buns in My Oven

  • Roasted Cauliflower Gratin 21 of 26

    Cheesy, creamy gratin is filled with roasted cauliflower and topped with crunchy breadcrumbs. Mouth. Watering.

    Image and recipe courtesy of The Shiksa in the Kitchen

  • Italian Roasted Cauliflower Salad 22 of 26

    Another recipe that proves the versatility of roasted cauliflower! In this bright, fresh salad it's tossed with lots of briny olives, parsley, capers and fresh lemon juice. 

    Image and recipe courtesy of The Shiksa in the Kitchen

  • Smoky Roasted Cauliflower 23 of 26

    Smoked paprika lends a distinctive flavor to so many ingredients. I love it in this easy (4 ingredients!) recipe, which would make a lovely side to almost any meal!

    Image and recipe courtesy of The Shiksa in the Kitchen

  • Roasted Cauliflower Alfredo 24 of 26

    Love Alfredo sauce but hate all the fat and calories? Try this slimmed down version, which gets its rich creamy taste and texture from low-fat milk and Greek yogurt. Roasted cauliflower stands in for the pasta in this virtuous, resolution-friendly dish!

    Image and recipe courtesy of The Shiksa in the Kitchen

  • Balsamic Roasted Vegetables 25 of 26

    Balsamic vinegar adds a tart sweetness to sweet potatoes, baby bellas and carrots.

    Image and recipe courtesy of Cupcakes and Kale Chips

  • Red Lentil Stew with Roasted Cauliflower 26 of 26

    Talk about comfort in a bowl. Red lentil stew is served up over some basmati rice, with a side of roasted cauliflower. I feel better already.

    Image and recipe courtesy of Cafe Johnsonia

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