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Roasted Cauliflower with Cheese Recipe

This is an easy side dish, it takes minutes to prep with very little hands-on cooking time.

Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, roasted cauliflower
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 57 kcal
Author Sharon @nut free wok


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower 5-6 inches diameter
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder optional


  1. Wash and trim cauliflower into bite sized pieces (cut from the stems to keep the florets intact).
  2. Place the florets on a foil lined baking sheet lined and sprinkle with cheese (and garlic if using)
  3. Set a rack in the oven about 4 inches from your broiler (second from the top) and roast on high for 5-6 minutes for tender crisp cauliflower (if you like your cauliflower softer, move the tray to a lower rack and broil for a few more minutes).
  4. Because the floret sizes can vary, you know that the cauliflower is ready when the cheese melts and the cauliflower has touches of brownness.