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The BEST oven-roasted cauliflower and it’s so easy. The flavor and texture are perfect with just some simple seasoning, oil, and butter.

Roasted caulilfower florets on a baking sheet topped with fresh chopped greens.

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

This baked cauliflower recipe is a go-to side dish like Corn on the Cob and Roasted Brussels Sprouts. It’s a dish you’ll make over and over.

This oven-roasted cauliflower is easy and excellent. The combination of butter and olive oil caramelizes the florets and they are baked to crisp-tender perfection. The best thing about this recipe is that you can customize the seasoning with what you have on hand with great results.


  • 1 medium cauliflower, sliced in small florets, or 1/2″ thick steaks
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp ground paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice the head of cauliflower into 1/2″ thick steaks, breaking up wedges into even, bite-sized pieces.
  3. Add the cauliflower to the center of the baking sheet. Drizzle with the oil and melted butter and toss to combine.
  4. In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, salt, paprika, and pepper for the seasoning. Sprinkle onto caulliflower and toss to evenly coat.
  5. Spread the cauliflower evenly on the baking sheet and bake at 425˚F for 15-20 minutes, until cauliflower reaches desired crispiness.

Recipe Notes

Bake time will slightly vary depending on the size of your florets or slices.
You may substitute oil instead of butter if you don’t want to use any butter.


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