Foodie Blog Roll 2

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

First off I have say, I know this doesn't sound very exciting. Cauliflower, roasted, with cheese on it. But hear me out. Its actually, it's pretty dang good. Think roasted potatoes, roasted with lots of garlic and Parmesan cheese, only lower in carbs. This would actually be a great alternative to mashed potatoes or another potato dish at Thanksgiving. Plus, it couldn't be any easier. It is quick to cook and the prep work is minimal.

This dish is for my Pregnancy Foodie Project, week 27. I'm a few weeks behind, can you tell?

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower



Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower 
      serves 6-8
1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
2 T olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, minced
Sea salt, pepper and freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
3/4 C grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil and cauliflower. Make sure to evenly coat. Add the garlic, salt, pepper and nutmeg and stir. Pour into a baking dish. 

Bake for 25 minutes and remove. Add Parmesan cheese and place back in the oven for 5 minutes. You could broil the dish on low for a few minutes to crisp up the top if desired.

Remove from oven and serve. 

I know this sounds like a lot of garlic, and it is! Which is another reason this simple dish was so wonderful. However, if you're not worried about keeping the vampires away, I guess it won't hurt my feelings if you only use 2 cloves. Or 3. 

For a low carbohydrate, fally veggie dish, you really can't go wrong with this. Plus, you probably already have the olive oil and seasonings, so buying 3 ingredients isn't bad either! 

For another great cauliflower dish, try my Cauliflower Gruyere Gratin! {This one would be great for Thanksgiving too!} 

6 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious. I make Parmesan roasted cauliflower myself and it's one of our favorite dishes.

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  2. What a delicious looking recipe. I cannot wait to try this one out. Come and visit us. We are having a wonderful giveaway this week. You will love it.

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  3. Hate to burst your bubble but this is very exciting ... Love it :-)

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  4. This looks interesting. I think I will try it out! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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  5. Did you try actually mashing them to make "mashed potatoes" or Mock mashed Potatoes rather..? lol
    Any vegetable plain with cheese is ultimate American Style and JES fantastic! You know the minute you wrote cheese the internet went whoooooooo! lol

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    1. I haven't tried to mash cauliflower, but I'm sure it's great! I did do mashed turnips as mock mashed potatoes not to long ago and I LOVED it! I was actually really surprised! Here's the recipe if you want to check it out:
      http://cookincowgirl.blogspot.com/2012/07/parmesan-garlic-mashed-turnips.html

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