Easy Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower is a wonderful easy side dish that tastes great with just a few simple ingredients.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower, roasted cauliflower
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 121 kcal


  • 32 oz head of cauliflower
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. (Depending on the type of your roasting pan, you may need to lightly grease it.) 

  2. Cut off and discarding leaves and stem off of the head of cauliflower.

  3. Wash it and pat it dry.

  4. Cut cauliflower into florets. (Smaller florets will cook faster and preferred for better roasting.)

  5. Combine cauliflower florets with oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a mixing bowl. Mix until all cauliflower is evenly seasoned.

  6. Spread seasoned cauliflower in a baking sheet in one even layer and make sure the baking sheet is big enough not to crowd the vegetables.

  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. (Add a few minutes if you want the cauliflower softer or take away a few minutes if you want it to remain crunchier.)

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Roasted Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 687mg20%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 109.3mg132%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.