Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic
If you’ve had roasted garlic and roasted cauliflower then you’ll understand why Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic is so delicious! And this tasty side dish is low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Use Cauliflower Recipes for lots more tasty ideas with cauliflower.
Have you tried roasting whole garlic cloves in the oven until they are sweet and delicious? Earlier this year I shared the recipe for Roasted Summer Squash with Garlic and Parmesan, and in that recipe post (and also the recipe for Roasted Broccoli with Garlic) I talked about how roasted garlic cloves are just so, so good. And if you buy pre-peeled garlic cloves this Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic is such a simple and delicious idea for a low-carb side dish!
This recipe was adapted from Roasted Cauliflower from my friend Alanna, but when we decided to update my version recently to get photos that might entice you to make it, we switched out the minced garlic for roasted whole garlic cloves, and wow, what a great change that was! Of course, there’s a whole collection of Low-Carb Roasted Cauliflower Recipes on the blog, and I think this recipe has to be added to that post as well. If you haven’t tried roasted cauliflower or roasted garlic, I think Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic is a must try! And it’s definitely time to start using the oven, so let the roasted vegetable love begin!
Preheat the oven to 425F/220C. Cut up a medium-large head of cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. Peel garlic cloves if you’re not using pre-peeled garlic from a jar. Toss the cauliflower and garlic cloves with olive oil, stirring until the garlic and the cauliflower are completely coated with oil.
Spread the garlic and cauliflower out on a large baking sheet, in a single layer. (Use two baking sheets if you need to to keep it in a single layer; my cauliflower is a bit crowded on the baking sheet.) Roast for 40-45 minutes, turning several times until the garlic is starting to get brown and cauliflower is getting brown on the edges.
Season Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic with salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste and serve hot.
Make it a Low-Carb Meal:
More Roasted Vegetables to Try:
Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with “Everything” Bagel Seasoning ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Balsamic Roasted Vegetables ~ Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Roasted Bell Peppers, Broccoli, and Squash ~ Barefeet in the Kitchen
Low-Carb Roasted Cabbage with Lemon ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Super Easy Roasted Vegetables ~ The Cookie Rookie
Holiday Roasted Asparagus with Red Pepper and Gorgonzola ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic
If you’ve had roasted garlic then you’ll understand why roasting vegetables with garlic is such a good idea, and this Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic is so delicious!
- 1 medium-large head cauliflower, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 3/4 – 1 cup peeled whole garlic cloves or about 30-50 garlic cloves (Garlic cloves that come in a jar are fine for this.)
- 3 T good quality olive oil
- salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 425F/220C. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray (or use two baking sheets if your head of cauliflower is extra large.
- Cut up the head of cauliflower into bite-sized pieces.
- Peel garlic cloves if needed.
- Toss the cauliflower and garlic cloves with olive oil, stirring until the garlic and the cauliflower are all completely coated with oil.
- Spread the garlic and cauliflower out on a large baking sheet, in a single layer. (Use two baking sheets if you need to to keep it in a single layer.)
- Roast for 40-45 minutes, turning several times until the garlic is starting to get brown and cauliflower is getting brown on the edges.
- Season with salt and fresh-ground black pepper and serve hot.
This recipe was adapted from Roasted Cauliflower by my friend Alanna at A Veggie Venture and I think it’s fun that this was the very first recipe Alanna posted on her veggie-centric blog! The updated version tested with help from Jake and Kara, and we all gobbled it up when it was done!
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic is a good side dish for any low-glycemic or low-carb diet, and the recipe also works for Keto, Paleo, and Vegan diets and any phase of the South Beach Diet.
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