Roasted Garlic Cauliflower


One of my favorite vegetables is the cauliflower. Now I can’t eat it raw (matter of fact, I hate any veggie raw), but if it is baked, steamed or fried I can chow down a whole head myself. Which I did! I offered my boyfriend some to be nice but he said he would have whatever I left because he had already eaten. Well, there was nothing left because I ate every last crumb. Does that make me a bad girlfriend? Nah! Food is a serious thing in my life. So you snooze you lose. 🙂

For my hard-core meat eaters out there, don’t be dismayed about this recipe just because it is missing flesh and muscle (::cough cough:: Dad!). I LOVE meat but you gotta fit the farmer’s crops in your diet somewhere. This is an east thing to cook and nice to munch on for a flavorful, healthy snack or side dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of Cauliflower (or two bags of frozen cauliflower florets)
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 3-4 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Garlic Power
  • 1 teaspoon  of Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • Parmesan Cheese (optional)
Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Step 2: De-leaf the cauliflower using your hands to break off the pieces or carefully use a knife.
Step 3: Cut around the stalk to get chunks of florets off and use your hands to break them into smaller pieces.
*The bottom piece is the leftover stalk that can be thrown away or made into a broth.
*The piece on the right is the size you want each floret to be.
Step 4: Place cauliflower, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder into a large bowl.
Step 5: Mix the ingredients until well coated. In a large casserole dish, pour your cauliflower mixture into the dish for one even layer.
Step 6: Bake, uncovered, for 25-35 minutes.
Optional: Sprinkle parmesan cheese after the cauliflower is done baking.
Step 7: Eat and Enjoy.

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