This cheesy roasted cauliflower is full of delicious savory flavor. It’s the perfect vegan and gluten free side dish recipe that your family will love.
Cauliflower seems to be one of those vegetables that you either love or hate. The people who love it will eat it in many different ways. Cauliflower rice, grilled cauliflower steaks, you name it. Even cauliflower biscuits!
The people who hate cauliflower seem to recall the soggy, white, boiled cauliflower from their childhood. That’s how I used to think of it. Until I tried roasted cauliflower.
Roasting cauliflower is an awesome way to enjoy this healthy vegetable. We like it this way, with nutritional yeast, but we also love this garlic cauliflower recipe.
What does roasted cauliflower taste like?
It has a slightly sweet, nutty flavor that’s really delicious. Roasting cauliflower really brings out the best of this vegetable. It’s certainly not bland or boring.
The edges become browned and crispy, and once you start eating it, it’s hard to stop!
Is roasted cauliflower healthy?
Cauliflower is a good source of vitamins C, B6, and K, as well as folate. The addition of nutritional yeast for the “cheesy” flavor in this recipe adds protein, fiber, and vitamin B12.
How do you roast cauliflower?
You’ll use a sharp knife to remove the florets from the cauliflower. Spread them on a baking sheet, and pat the florets dry with a paper towel.
Coat the cauliflower florets with olive oil, nutritional yeast, and spices, and bake at 425 degrees until the cauliflower is roasted with some crispy browned edges.
This roasted cauliflower couldn’t be any easier, but it does require some oven time to get it nice and golden brown. This cauliflower gets its savory, cheesy flavor from a healthy dose of nutritional yeast. That plus garlic powder and olive oil makes this side dish extra tasty – it disappears in minutes over here! I hope you love this side dish as much as we do.
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Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower (Vegan and Gluten Free).
An easy recipe for cheesy roasted cauliflower that's gluten free and vegan. This savory side dish is full of health benefits, and a delicious way to enjoy this vegetable!
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Trim the florets off of the head of cauliflower and place them in a large bowl.
Drizzle with the olive oil, then add the nutritional yeast, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
Bake at 425 degrees for about 30 minutes or until golden brown with some crisp edges. You'll need to stir it regularly so that it browns evenly.
Season with more salt and pepper if desired.
If you don't have nutritional yeast, you can leave it out.
If you aren't dairy free, go ahead and add some Parmesan cheese.
Leftovers could be stored in the refrigerator, but are best when eaten immediately.
You cannot freeze leftover frozen cauliflower, the quality would not be very good.
This recipe was originally published in May 2016. It was updated in June 2018.