3-Ingredient Roasted Cauliflower

Posted On Jun 27, 2017 By Erin Kuh, MBA, RD

3-Ingredient Roasted Cauliflower

I tried roasted cauliflower for the first time recently and Oh. My. Goodness! This method of cooking cauliflower has changed the way I think about this somewhat bland yet versatile cruciferous vegetable. It can be used as a substitute for everything from pizza crust to mashed potatoes to rice. And with just 30-75 calories (depending on how much oil is used for roasting) for 1 cup of cooked cauliflower is a low-calorie, high-fiber tasty option. This will soon be a go-to staple side-dish in my house! Even if you don't normally like cauliflower I encourage you to try this!

3-Ingredient Roasted Cauliflower

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Roasted Cauliflower close up image


  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into small florets
  • 1-2 tbsp avocado oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: Any seasoning you want (garlic salt or seasoning salt work well)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place cauliflower on silicone baking mat on cookie sheet or in a glass baking dish.
  3. Drizzle 1-2 tbsp of avocado, flaxseed, or grapeseed oil over florets.
  4. Sprinkle with seasonings of your choice.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until tender and lightly browned; flipping florets a few times while baking.

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