Oven Baked Cauliflower

 

Eat more cauliflower, it’s good for you!

Oven Baked Cauliflower

There are plenty of ways to prepare cauliflower, but as far as I'm concerned baking it brings out the best in flavor and texture.  This is a great side dish for chicken, pork, or beef.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup olive oil light or extra virgin
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. salt kosher preferred
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
  • parsley flakes for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.  Cut the cauliflower into pieces a little bigger than florets and place them in a medium sized mixing bowl.  Into the olive oil, stir in the garlic powder, salt, thyme, and lemon juice.  Pour the mixture over the cauliflower and toss until well coated.  

  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.  Spread the cauliflower pieces evenly over the baking sheet.

  3. Bake the cauliflower for 25 to 30 minutes, turning at the halfway point.  When the cauliflower is done, remove from the oven, and sprinkle with the parmesan cheese and parsley flakes.  Serve right away while it's hot.

Recipe Notes

Did you know: The health benefits of cauliflower include a reduced risk of cancer, heart and brain disorders, relief from indigestion, detoxification of the body, increased iron absorption, and weight loss. This superfood also helps boost eye health, maintain hormonal balance, and prevents diabetes, colitis, respiratory papillomatosis, hypertension, and the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. It is packed with nutrients and antioxidant power which helps in strengthening the immune system, maintaining bone and cellular health, electrolyte balance, and optimum cholesterol levels.  So, what are you waiting for?  Get down to your local market, buy some cauliflower and get baking.

(source: justfunfacts.com)

 

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