I really did not like this. I made it exactly as stated and I even cut back some of the balsamic vinegar. It was just too overpowered by the vinegar. I may use this as a base recipe and use garlic and parmesan cheese instead or something like that.
DELICIOUS!!! My whole family scarfed this down quick. I Always use ingredients in recipes but never measure I just always eye ball it with what i think seems like a good amount. I only made one change b/c we did not have shredded parmesan cheese. So I used grated Parmesan instead.
Easy and delicious Made this last night and my girlfriend and I both loved it. I used fresh marjoram from our garden and a little less parm cheese than what is called for. Had a delicious and subtle flavor that let he cauliflower shine through. Will be making this again. Pros: Easy simple ingredients healthy
Very little preparation but can be much better with a little creativity. I really appreciated the time element of preparing this but I would definitely add different spices and maybe garlic. Too much balsamic and I love balsamic...but overwhelms the flavor of the I cauliflower. I will make this again with some of my own additions. also use smaller pieces they cook better and hold more of the flavors and cheese. Pros: a great basis for creating your own version Cons: too much balsamic vinegar
Easy and Delicious Both my husband and I loved this cauliflower. We ate all of it and he was asking for more. I will certainly make this again. Also I used red wine vinegar in place of Balsamic and I added teaspoon of parsley along with the marjoram. Pros: tasty flavorful easy to prepare
So good...my hubby and I were fighting over it! I decided to try this out on my not-cauliflower-loving hubby. When it came out of the oven we both started picking at it. He kept saying I'm not sure if I like it as he was popping pieces of it into his mouth. We were waiting for the rest of the dinner to finish cooking and the cauliflower almost didn't make it to the table!;) We kept slapping each others' hands away from the pan. Now just a few weeks later he is asking me to make this again so he can decide if he likes it. Haha (oh btw I used oregano in place of marjoram).
I am always pleased to find recipes for foods I like but can serve in different ways. I am a huge cauliflower and broccoli and cabbage eater. I have at least one of these each day if not more. The roasted parmesan idea was wonderful. I loved the taste and have given other people a sample and they loved it too. I was so happy when I found the recipe for making mashed potatoes that were really cauliflower. Now I have a third variation and pleaser. I also have some on hand when I read watch t.v. or a dvd.. It helps to not have the fats and the salt or other snacks.
YUM! I just made this today after finding this recipe on Pinterest and I loved it. I usually buy a big head of cauliflower every couple weeks but most of the time it goes bad by the time I remember that it's in our fridge! With this recipe I won't have a problem using a whole head of cauliflower every week! Instead of putting parmesan on all of it I did half with nutritional yeast seasoning because there are two vegans in my family but I really think I liked it better with the nutritional yeast myself! Very cheesy flavored and delicious. Pros: Delicious. Great way to eat cauliflower if you don't like it raw.
Delicious easy to fix and gets lots of compliments. I have fixed this recipe twice and love the results. The second time it was for a party and I fixed a double recipe...it disappeared even though many other dishes were left half eaten. I do add a little more olive oil...maybe an extra Tablespoon.
My husband doesn't like califlower. This recipe came up under the best healthy califlower recipe. It truly was. To my surprise my husband said he really enjoyed it. So I am saving this to relish again.
wow never would of thought of baking cauliflower i accidently put balsamic vinager in with original mix instead of waiting. as far as im concerned i will do it that way every time and there will be a next time. what a great way to make eating something so good for you so tasty. Pros: no reason not to eat healthily when there are simple tasty recipees like this one
Tasty! But lower the temperature! Very good flavours but using the minimum times listed on both steps it ended up a little burned. It was still edible though. I would make sure that all the cauliflower is coated in the dressing add some extra oil if it doesn't to prevent charring. I will try it next time 50-75 degrees lower and just look for the visual signals for when its ready. Pros: Great taste easy Cons: oven temperature too high
I can eat this by the bowlful! I love this recipe. Even my vegetable averse teenager declared it really good! The only change I made was to use fresh marjoram and half the recommended balsamic. Pros: Delicous! Cons: None
My kids are begging me to make it again! I've made this twice now and my kids (ages 17 & 19) keep begging me to make it again and again. I leave out the balsamic and just drizzle it on top when serving and the flavor just explodes in your mouth. Even my husband who is a self-professed Cauliflower hater said it's a KEEPER! Thanks for a great simple and bring the family back to the table side dish! Pros: Simple delicious flavorful Cons: Disappears too quickly
Not what I expected I'm an experienced cook and followed the recipe exactly. I was disappointed that the cauliflower never got the golden top that I expected. So I cooked it a bit longer since it was still very wet but the moisture never evaporated as mentioned in the recipe. Most of Eating Well's recipes are really good but this one bombed for me.
Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower Bought a couple of heads of cauliflower as a local produce discounter here in NJ Produce Junction. Scanned the net for a new recipe to cook up a head and have for healthy dinner. This recipe cooked exactly as shown is definitely a keeper!! Try it you'll like it!! CB Pros: Easy to make...all ingrediants in cupboard Cons: non
Kids love it too! As an intern at a local middle school. I used this recipe with a group of kids and it aired on a local tv show. We had the school children cook healthy recipes and help be a part of the process of choosing new healthy menu items to replace some unhealthy ones. IT was easy to cook and the kids enjoyed it. They loved it so much that we added it to the new school lunch menu as a permanent item. It's tangy. Easy. And canola oil tastes just as good as olive and cheaper for school lunch budget. Also the marjoram adds a nice simple cool flavor that balances out all of the acid from the balsamic. Its just great! I ve made it several times and people who dont normally like cauliflower love it! TIP: Add a little more olive oil and balsamic or even some water. Otherwise it can be a bit too dry. I add 1/8 cup water and 1/4 cup more balsamic and 1/8 cup more oil to juice it up. Pros: Unique Cons: needs a lil more juice
Delicious & easy I made this the other night and loved it! I am a huge fan of balsamic so this really did it for me. I blanched the cauliflower before baking which reduced the cooking time as I didnt have enough time to let it roast for 30min. Hubby also loved it! I find it hard to do something different with vegetables that isnt bad for you! This is one of the good ones!
Quick easy and wonderful flavor Love this recipe! Followed the directions exactly and it was a hit. May be the best cauliflower recipe I've ever made. Not that it needs anything else (it doesn't!) but we love garlic and next time may toss in some garlic cloves too!
Fantastic! I loved it - 450 was fine. I didn't use any marjoram or other spice just olive oil salt/pepper vinegar and parm. You've got to use great balsamic vinegar. I liked the cauliflower so much that I adapted the recipe for brussel sprouts - unbelievably tasty. Even my kids (who hate almost all vegetables) inhaled the brussel sprouts. (Quarter the sprouts and roast.) DR Chicago IL
This was fantastic. My husband and I are big fans of oven roasted broccoli so it was a natural to try the cauliflower. I had no problems with the high oven temperature. It carmelized beautifully and we loved the slight tang of the balsamic vinegar along with the nuttiness of the cheese. Sharon Colorado Springs CO
Have made this several times and have arrived at the conclusion that cutting the cauliflower in small uniform pieces makes all the difference. It cuts down on cooking time as well as promotes even cooking of the cauliflower. Definitely a yummy side item we never have left overs. Marie Long Beach CA
I've tried this recipe several times and my husband just loves it. The temperature worked fine for me. I'm going to try using some of the spices suggested by the other reviewers when I make it next time. Denise Boise ID
I really enjoyed this dish. I tossed everything right on the baking sheet. I cooked it at 425 instead of 450 and just added 5 minutes to the initial bake time. My husband did not like the vinegar taste; so next time I will set some aside for him with just the seasonings and cheese. Amanda_pa PA
This is just yummy! To make it even more low fat I used cooking spray instead of oil and I also substituted soy cheese instead of parmesan... I'm sure the parmesan makes it amazing when its nutty flavor is combined with the sweet balsamic vinegar... I'll try it that way sometime. I just try to avoid all dairy for the most part. Despite what the nutritionists say... dairy isn't good for you at all! Anyway this recipe is a definite keeper! Amanda Goodlettsville TN
Fresh pepper marjoram caramelized juices from roasting and the tang of reduced balsamic vinegar are all this dish needs for heady flavor. Fresh Parmesan is delicious but it dulls the impact of the other flavors. With cheese: Without cheese: Taokeema Redwood City CA
I absolutely loved this. I added my own little flair to it by bringing the temp down too 350 and adding in some garlic salt with a touch of dried oregano leaves. The lower temp made it so that they were still nice and crunchy but warm and delicious:) Even as a teenager I highly enjoyed this! Lauren Ledyard CT
I've tried this with and without the balsamic vinegar and it is very good both ways depending on what you're in the mood for. I will never cook cauliflower any other way! This is delicious! Brittany Philadelphia PA
Loved this recipe. Cooked cauliflower was never a favorite until now. I used basil instead of marjoram and didn't use the parmesan because of dairy protien allergy (bah!). Oven temperature was fine. Kristine Honolulu HI
I used rosemary instead of marjoram but this turned out delicious. 450 worked fine for me though I did cook for a while longer than suggested maybe cut your pieces a bit smaller? I ate the whole head myself. Flood Brooklyn NY
Made this the other night and was really surprised at how good it was. EatingWell rarely has poor recipes but I admit I was skeptical since I'm not a big cauliflower fan. Was really tasty and will definitely be making it again! Kim Austin TX
I was never terribly fond of cauliflower. I ate it but always with an inward sigh... it's good for me. The right recipe makes all the difference. Now I love it! I followed the directions exactly and it's a new family favorite. My sister-in-law printed the recipe so she could make it for friends New Years Eve. Cyndi J WI
Expand your tastes I like to roast red peppers onions broccoli green beans etc. I cut veggies put in a quart plastic bag add olive oil and balsamic garlic salt and pepper. Mix so everything is coated and bake. MMMMMMMMM No leftovers Ever!!!
I thought this was good but not fantastic. It didn't need the balsamic but depending on what you're in the mood for it may be a nice. For the size of my cauliflower head I think I added too much marjoram and the cauliflower browned much more than in the photo that accompanies the recipes.
I made this the other night to go with the EatingWell's Gnocchi with Zuccini Ribbons recipe. My husband was raving about it and he never does that. And he doesn't even usually LIKE cauliflower! I wish I'd made double!
I made this tonight and paired it with grilled sirloin and a salad. Fantastic! I used thyme only because that is what I had! My husband loved it and I will be making it again very soon! Also my sister made this recipe for Thanksgiving using brussel sprouts instead and it was just as yummy!
I tried roasting the cauliflower a few weeks ago. I just used the olive oil Kosher salt pepper and crushed garlic. My husband and son wanted grated jack/cheddar on their servings. It was ALL delicious and it was gone so fast. None of us were cauliflower fans. In fact I verged on the border of hating cauliflower. Now I am buying it at least once a week. I have been raving about it to all of my family and friends. Many have said they don't like cauliflower either. I know there will be many more converts out there! I'm looking forward to trying the balsamic/parmesan and many other combinations.
My husband HATES cauliflower!! And now I have found this PERFECT recipe to incorporate this nutritious veggie into his diet! I am so happy as I am trying very hard to introduce more healthy items into my families' diet. Actually this recipe the entire family enjoyed my son asked for seconds though sadly we only had enough for 4. Not only was this my first balsamic vinegar recipe but it was such an EASY side dish to make. I can easily see what used to be bland cauliflower find its way into our diet once a week now. I am sure to try the other cauliflower recipes mentioned alongside this one in the EatingWell February 2008 issue. I am so glad I found this magazine and website! I encourage even the pickiest eater to try this recipe out.
I have made this twice my family loves it! I didn't have marjoram and just omitted it completely no substitutes and it was fine. Although in the future I might experiment or get the marjoram. Just trying to get more good veggies into our dining now that it is springtime.
Really easy side dish. Very tasty interesting flavors. I did make a couple of changes though...I added a little curry powder and a few caraway seeds to the oil salt and pepper. I didn't alter anything else and I must say I think it enhanced the flavor! My husband liked it so much he requested it two nights in a row!!!
made this a couple times now a very tasty way to eat this veg without adding the typical cheese sauce! For anyone that doesn't like the "mushy cauliflower" this preparation keeps the veg tender crisp. I also do a similar oven roasting of a veg medley including cauliflower broccoli eggplant asparagus etc.
I have made this cauliflower recipe several times. It is my favorite recipe for that vegetable making it so tasty. In fact I have a cauliflower waiting and was just getting ready to look for the recipe. Thanks for making it easy!
This veggie dish is wonderful. The cheese & the balsamic dressing takes this vegetable to a whole different level. It was so so so GREAT! I started using many different types of veggies and everyone loves it. THANKS!!
loved this...the kids loved it too and we all know that is a plus! My husband who "hates" cauliflower actually said he really liked it this way and would eat again! Thanks for this great addition to the collection!
Made this for dinner tonight along with pork chops and sauteed spinach with sweet onion and fresh garlic. My husband who is not a big cauliflower fan really enjoyed it. I loved it and will make it again in the future. It is super easy to make and really tasty!
I cut the recipe in half and ate the whole portion for dinner. This is fantastic. Glad I didn't make the whole portion because I would have ate it all. This is definitely a keeper!! So easy to make and so delicious and tasty!