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Simple Whole Roasted Cauliflower
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Simple Whole Roasted Cauliflower

This delicious and Simple Whole Roasted Cauliflower recipe is the perfect vegetable dish to serve up. It is also gluten free, diet friendly, and vegan.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizers and Sides
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Search Result: cauliflower, easy, keto, low calorie, low carb, Mediterranean Diet, Recipe, roasted, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian.
Servings: 8
Servings: 1g
Author: Food, Wine, and Love


  • Olive Oil– ⅓ cup.
  • Minced Garlic – 2 teaspoons about two average cloves.
  • Italian Seasonings– 1 tablespoon. Can use dill or oregano instead adding salt
  • and/or pepper as needed.
  • Cauliflower- 1 average to large head. As noted using an extra large or smaller head may call for ingredient adjustment as needed.


  • Prepare your cauliflower as described above. Also, set your oven rack low in your oven and preheat the oven to 450.
  • If using an ovenproof skillet, such as a cast iron skillet , or casserole dish prepare it as needed for nonstick. If you are using a baking sheet you can line it with aluminum foil (think easy clean up!). A casserole dish is yet another option.
  • Place the prepared cauliflower in what ever you have chosen to roast it in. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl whisk together the olive oil and seasonings. Drizzle or brush (or both) the whisked ingredients over the prepared cauliflower, covering it as evenly as possible.
  • Loosely cover the cauliflower with aluminum foil. Roast for thirty minutes and then remove the aluminum foil. Then continue to roast until the cauliflower begins to brown (about an additional half hour).
  • Allow to cool a bit before serving. Serve with additional oil and seasonings drizzled on top or with your favorite dip.

Recipe Notes

As mentioned, the success of this recipe really has a lot to do with the preparation of the cauliflower.Remove as much of the cauliflower stem as possible before roasting your cauliflower. This will allow for optimal and even seasoning and baking.

I also mentioned that if you are roasting a larger than average cauliflower head may need to adjust the baking time and add a bit more of the olive oil and seasonings as needed.

You will know that your whole roasted cauliflower is done when the florets turn golden brown. Also, you should be able to stick a skewer or knife through the center of the roasted cauliflower without any tension.
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Serving: 1g | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 89mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g
Please note: Nutritional data has been calculated using a tool that comes with this recipe card and not by me. This means that Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that you use. The accuracy of this tool may differ from other tools as expected. Also note that there is no instructional value to the video that may be attached to this recipe. It is only there for visual pleasure. For more information about the images in this recipe, please refer the the recipe instructions. Thank you!

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