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Roasted Parmesan Ranch Cauliflower

Tired of the same ole’ side dish? Mix it up with my Roasted Parmesan Ranch Cauliflower!

Roasted Parmesan Ranch Cauliflower recipe

Hi guys,

I adore cauliflower.  It might seem like a boring white vegetable, but it actually has a huge dose of vitamins including vitamin C… which is great to eat this time of year with the crazy flu going around.  It’s also easy to find and inexpensive even in winter when the produce department usually doesn’t look quite as abundant… like right now.

If you haven’t jumped on the cauliflower train yet, my Roasted Parmesan Ranch Cauliflower is a perfect way to start.

Isn’t it purrr-tyyy?

Roasted Parmesan Ranch Cauliflower recipe

I used to boil my cauliflower, but then I learned about how that can actually reduce the vitamins in it.  There is something about submerging it in boiling water that causes it to lose nutrients.  Now I’ll lightly steam it or even better roast it.  Roasting really brings out all of the flavors and makes it taste amazing.

Roasted Parmesan Ranch Cauliflower recipe

My Roasted Parmesan Ranch Cauliflower uses the same ranch spices I use my Homemade Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing.  You can leave it vegan, or add a touch of parmesan halfway through baking to get even more flavor.

To save time you can buy one of those pre-cut bags of cauliflower.  Or it’s pretty easy and less expensive to start from scratch using the entire head.  I’ll do both depending on my mood and time restrictions.

All you do to make this is toss the cauliflower florets in the olive oil and spices.  Pop the seasoned veggie on a foil lined baking sheet and roast in a super hot oven so it will brown nicely.

Roasted Parmesan Ranch Cauliflower recipe

The little bites brown up perfectly and taste amazing.  The ranch seasoning is perfectly familiar and the small bit of salty, rich cheese makes this taste indulgent when it really isn’t at all.  In fact it’s a dish you can feel good eating.  Even the pickiest eaters will love this… especially when you tell them it’s RANCH!  If they need an extra dose of flavor have them dunk it in my Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing.

Any way you try it, this Roasted Parmesan Ranch Cauliflower will totally change the way you think about cauliflower.

Roasted Parmesan Ranch Cauliflower recipe

I hope you’ll give it a try.  As always, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments.

Roasted Parmesan Ranch Cauliflower recipe

Roasted Parmesan Ranch Cauliflower recipe

Roasted Parmesan Ranch Cauliflower

Addictive roasted cauliflower with parmesan and homemade ranch flavors!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 1 Cauliflower Head, cut in florets
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup parmesan
  • cooking spray
  • optional garnish: fresh parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Toss the cauliflower, olive oil, spices, salt and pepper.
  • Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and put cauliflower on the sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.  Pull the pan out of the oven, flip the cauliflower and top with the parmesan cheese.  Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley.
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Roasted Parmesan Ranch Cauliflower recipe

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By | 2020-06-02T17:06:17-04:00 January 17th, 2018|All Vegetarian, Food, Side Dishes|15 Comments


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  4. Farrah January 17, 2018 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    I need to go get some cauliflower so I can make this! <3!! Looks like an awesome appetizer idea! 😀

  5. Wendy January 17, 2018 at 9:14 am - Reply

    I never was a fan of cauliflower until my sister served it mashed at Thanksgiving! Now I’m all over it. This looks like a great recipe–I need to try it!

  6. Erinn January 17, 2018 at 8:39 am - Reply

    This looks delicious! I’m usually not wild about cauliflower, but I would be all over this!

    • JulieWunder January 21, 2018 at 7:16 pm - Reply

      Yes! This is good for even cauliflower haters. 🙂

  7. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real January 17, 2018 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Roasting veggies is my favorite way to eat them! I always seem to forget about cauliflower since the white doesn’t seem to catch my eye in the color filled produce section. I’ll definitely have to buy it to try this recipe out!

    • JulieWunder January 21, 2018 at 7:15 pm - Reply

      Me too! It’s so good though and cheap! Hope you enjoy it.

  8. Beth Ann Chiles January 17, 2018 at 7:31 am - Reply

    This looks great. I roast almost all of my veggies and cauliflower is a favorite . I normally just do mine with olive oil and a salt, pepper and garlic blend but this is another great alternative. Thanks!

  9. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups January 17, 2018 at 7:25 am - Reply

    This looks great, I love cauliflower and this looks like a fun twist that the kiddos would enjoy.

    • JulieWunder January 21, 2018 at 7:13 pm - Reply

      Yes they would! You could even dip it in my greek yogurt ranch.:-)

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