Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

January/February 2008

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Roasting isn't usually the first cooking method you think of for cauliflower but the results are quite delicious. The florets are cut into thick slices and tossed with extra-virgin olive oil and herbs. Wherever the flat surfaces come into contact with the hot roasting pan, a deep browning occurs that results in a sweet, nutty flavor.

"Simple yet very tasty "

109 Reviews for Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower


I liked the sweet-tart flavor of the baslamic vinegar on the earthy roasted cauliflower so much I forgot to put on the cheese.

Loved this recipe.

I decided to use the gas grill and the same pan I use for roasting in the oven, a 1 inch sided sheet pan. The temp was around 350, the timing fine. Halfway thru I turned it over and added the Balsamic and parmesan. My husband hates cauliflower..he loved this.

Great taste. I made for a potluck of Master Gardeners and it got rave reviews.
Didn't care for this....

This recipe was very easy and definitely a unique concept, but the taste was poor. The vinegar overwhelms the flavor of the rest of the ingredients, and I feel that the oven tempature needs to be adjusted -- 450 was too high and burned the some of the tips of the cauliflower. If I made this again I would omit the vinegar or use a tablespoon of sherry instead, lower the oven temp and use a little less marjoram or substitute some of the majoram for paprika or perhaps thyme.

Easy & yummy

I never would have thought to make this or even guessed it would be a new favorite for my attempts to eat better! So easy to switch was oregano and very little vinegar. The salty parmesan cheese was perfect!


Simple yet very tasty


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