Parmesan and Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower is one of those vegetables that is overlooked in many everyday households. Not only is this recipe very easy but also very healthy! Cauliflower itself is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It is also a great source of protein and can be used in a great diet for weight loss! The next time you open your pantries throw away all those EasyMac’s and lunchables and make room for the stuff that can not only benefit you but also taste great.

This recipe makes the perfect side dish to elevate any main entrée. However, don’t be surprised if you find yourself eating all the Cauliflower instead! 🙂

Parmigiano e aglio cavolfiore (Parmesan and Garlic Roasted Cauliflower)

Cook time: ~ 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of Cauliflower
  • 6 cloves garlic(minced)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 large Ziploc resealable bag
  • 1 large baking sheet

First start by preheating your oven to 450 degrees F

Start your Mise-en-place (prep) by cutting the green cabbage like stem off the cauliflower and break the large head into small fleurettes

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Put the cauliflower aside and mince all of your garlic. In the large resealable bag add the cauliflower first, then the oil and lastly the garlic. Seal the bag and give it a good shake so the cauliflower is equally coated by your mixture.

drizzle some oil on the baking sheet first and then place your cauliflower in the pan so the “tree-like” bush is sticking upwards. Season with the salt and pepper (if you want a little extra flavor try truffle salt).

place the cauliflower in the oven for 25 minutes. Stir halfway through the cooking time. With 5 minutes remaining take out and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese lightly over the contents of the pan. Bake for 5 more minutes until golden brown.

Remove contents from oven and give a second sprinkle of the parmesan and serve!

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You say “cauliflower, YUK!” I say “just give it a try”

and as always,

Buon Appetito America!

JCL

 

Also if you really like cauliflower see:

Farfalle pasta with cauliflower! (https://peacelovepasta.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/recipe-entry-2/)

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