Recipe: Parmesan roasted cauliflower


Cauliflower, basically in season all year long, is always easy to find and can be prepred as a summery side dish or an alternative to winter staples, such as mashed potatoes.

In the recipe below from the American Heart Association, a hint of parmesan cheese and black pepper make it the perfect fall side dish. And, with only 104 calories per serving (and six grams of fat), it’s a healthy alternative to heavy pastas or starchy vegetables that become more popular in the colder months.


  • 1 1/2 cups cauliflower florets (6 ounces)
  • 2 tsp. grated, reduced-fat Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. chopped, fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 °F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cauliflower, cheese, parsley, garlic powder, and pepper. Season with salt. Toss to mix. Drizzle on the oil and toss again. Transfer the mixture to a small nonstick baking dish.
  3. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, tossing once, or until lightly browned and crisp-tender. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Info

Nutritional Analysis  Per serving:
104 Calories
6 g Total Fat
<1 g Saturated Fat
5 mg Cholesterol
121 mg Sodium
11 g Carbohydrates
4 g Fiber
4 g Protein


roasted cauliflower recipe