4 April, 2017
I love this recipe! I am a huge fan of cauliflower and there is no better way to have it than roasted. Sometimes I roast my cauliflower in pieces and other times like today I roasted it whole. Both ways are good, but I do think when I roast it in pieces the cauliflower gets softer. Roasting it whole like this the cauliflower was tender, but not mushy.
This is another one of those recipes that I don’t use any measuring utensils, I just sprinkle on the amount I feel fit for our family. This recipe is also one that you can switch spices and it still is going to be so good. Today I used garlic powder, dried basil, sea salt, pepper, and paprika.
It does take some time to cook in the oven, but the outcome is so worth it. I baked mine for about an hour or just a little over an hour. Check by sticking a knife through it. If the knife sticks through it easily, it’s done. The size of the cauliflower will affect how long it will bake.
My 9-year-old daughter, my husband, and I are the ones in our family that love this cauliflower. My 9-year-old gets excited when I bring it to the table. As for the younger 2 they are not brave enough to try it yet.
It really is an easy way to prepare your cauliflower and add some flavor and excitement to a sometimes boring vegetable. Give it a try, come back and let me know if you enjoyed it.
- 1 head of cauliflower
- Olive oil
- Garlic powder
- Sea salt
- Dried basil
- 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
- Dried parsley
- Trim the bottom of the cauliflower and remove all the leaves and the hard stem , but without breaking apart the cauliflower. Wash and pat dry.
- Preheat the oven to 450
- Brush a generous amount of olive oil all over the head of cauliflower, even underneath.
- Sprinkle the garlic powder, sea salt, pepper, basil, and paprika all over and rub evenly.
- Put cauliflower in a cast iron skillet, cover with tin foil. (If you don’t have a cast iron skillet any baking dish will work.)
- Put the cauliflower head into the oven. Bake for 30 minutes covered.
- Uncover and cook another 20-30 minutes.
- Check with a knife if it slides in easy, then it’s done. Remove from oven.
- Melt butter and add a little dried parsley and stir.
- Brush butter and parsley all over the head of cauliflower.
- Cut into pieces and serve.