One of my favorite go-to side dishes on a weeknight is roasted cauliflower. It’s just a few ingredients, it doesn’t take long, and it’s delicious {really, even kids that don’t like cauliflower like this recipe}. Try it and see what you think – I think it’s the perfect combination of hearty veggie, garlic, salt… and just a touch of heat – a combination that equals a side of yummy goodness!

Roasted Cauliflowercauli ingred sm

1 head cauliflower, cleaned and cut into bite-sized florets

2-4 cloves of garlic, minced (depending on how much you like garlic)

extra virgin olive oil, approx. 4 T.

red pepper flakes to taste

kosher salt to taste

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a glass baking dish with foil (to make clean-up extra easy). Put the cauliflower pieces in the dish (saving the clean-up of another mixing bowl) and drizzle with olive oil, approximately 4 tablespoons. Sprinkle with salt and red pepper flakes, add minced garlic and toss the cauliflower until it is well-coated with oil and seasoning (adding more oil if necessary to coat).tossed cauli sm

Pop into the oven and roast for approximately 25-30 minutes or until the cauliflower is a nice golden brown.

Doesn’t that sound easy? It’s a great veggie to prep, put in the oven, and continue cooking your main course while the cauliflower roasts to perfection.

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I hope you like this side as much as I do!