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Roasted cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower is a simple, tasty and fresh side dish that you will find yourself making on repeat. Seasoned with olive oil, garlic, lemon and thyme.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword roasted cauliflower
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 83 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste - I used about 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • zest of half a lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Prep the cauliflower by removing tough leaves and stems from the cauliflower, and cut in half.

  3. Pull chunks off with your hands, using the knife to remove any tough ends and split any huge chunks into bite-sized pieces.

  4. Spread pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  5. Drizzle with oil, and sprinkle on the salt, pepper, granulated garlic, thyme and lemon zest.

  6. Toss with your hands until the pieces are evenly coated, and rearrange the pieces with plenty of space to ensure even cooking.

  7. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven, until edges start to brown, about 25 minutes

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.

Feel free to use one of those pre-prepped bags of cauliflower.

Also, you can double this recipe and still use one sheet pan.

I have made this lots of times without the lemon zest or thyme. But I highly recommend including them.

Fresh thyme is great. Just use at least double the amount written in the recipe for dried.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted cauliflower
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 43mg2%
Potassium 430mg12%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 69mg84%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.