Cauliflower roasted in big chunks is delicious and the quick blue cheese vinaigrette makes it special. Try it as a side dish for steak.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2010


Recipe Summary

45 mins


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  • Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450 degrees F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Cut cauliflower into quarters. Remove any extra woody core from the ends, but keep the quarters intact. Brush with 2 teaspoons oil and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Place cut-side down on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Roast the cauliflower for 15 minutes. Turn so the opposite cut sides are down. Continue roasting until tender, 15 to 20 minutes more.

  • Meanwhile, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, blue cheese, vinegar, water, scallion greens and pepper in a small bowl. Serve the roasted cauliflower drizzled with the vinaigrette.


Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

90 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 4.7g 2% DV; dietary fiber 1.9g 7% DV; sugars 1.8g; fat 7.3g 11% DV; saturated fat 1.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 3.2mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 46.8IU 1% DV; vitamin c 42.9mg 72% DV; folate 53mcg 13% DV; calcium 43.7mg 4% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 14.8mg 5% DV; potassium 281.6mg 8% DV; sodium 293.3mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
This was soooo good! I really like the big chunks of cauliflower that you get to put on your plate - the presentation is fabulous. I forgot to buy green onions to sprinkle on top - and I KNOW I missed out on a seriously great flavor combination - I won't forget next time I make this! This is a great cauliflower recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Parboil the cauliflower before roasting This is a delicious and easy recipe. Everybody I have served it to has loved it. My suggestion is to parboil the cauliflower before roasting. I break the cauliflower into its florets and then parboil big chunks for 7 minutes medium chunks for 5 minutes and small chunks for 3 minutes. Drain and roast according to instructions (I still roast it for 30 - 40 minutes even after parboiling). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was a delicious recipe. I love roasted cauliflower. The blue cheese vinaigrette gave it a nice tang. I served the vinaigrette on the side. I had enough for y lunch the next day and it was still good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Roasting vegetables always adds to their flavor and although I am a great fan of blue cheese I did not think this flavor went that well with the cauliflower. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I thought it was really yummy. The only substitutions I made were extra pepper. I used gorgonzola cheese instead of blue and white balsamic vinegar instead of white white. These were what I had on hand. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My husband young daughter and I all thought this recipe was fabulous. I will definitely make this many times. -Melita Read More