This whole roasted cauliflower recipe is incredibly easy--and requires just 5 minutes of active time--but delivers a healthy side dish that's impressive enough for entertaining. A mixture of Parmesan cheese and balsamic glaze adds tons of flavor. Serve with roast chicken, turkey or pork or as part of a vegetarian meal.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, June 2019

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active:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

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  • Remove leaves from cauliflower. Slice the bottom of the core off so that it will sit evenly on the baking sheet. Drizzle 1 tablespoon oil all over the cauliflower. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast, core-side up, for 45 minutes.

  • Stir the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and balsamic glaze together in a small bowl. Remove the cauliflower from the oven. Using a fork, gently separate the florets and drizzle the oil-and-vinegar mixture over and into the cauliflower. Roast, core-side down, for 15 more minutes.

  • Remove the cauliflower from the oven. Combine Parmesan and thyme; pat all over the surface and into the crevices of the cauliflower. Return to the oven and roast, core-side down, until tender and browned, about 15 minutes more. Before serving, drizzle the cauliflower with any excess vinaigrette that has accumulated on the baking sheet.

Tips

Tip: Balsamic glaze is balsamic vinegar that's cooked until it's very thick. Look for it with other vinegars in well-stocked supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

149 calories; protein 5.7g 11% DV; carbohydrates 10.7g 3% DV; dietary fiber 3.1g 12% DV; sugars 4.6g; fat 10.2g 16% DV; saturated fat 2.7g 14% DV; cholesterol 8.6mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 126.7IU 3% DV; vitamin c 71.8mg 120% DV; folate 84.7mcg 21% DV; calcium 120.8mg 12% DV; iron 0.8mg 4% DV; magnesium 26.7mg 10% DV; potassium 463.1mg 13% DV; sodium 369.9mg 15% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV.

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12/13/2019
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