Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower


A roasted whole cauliflower recipe with Parmesan that makes a great side. The cauliflower gets precooked in the microwave before roasting.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 1/2-cup servings


  • 1 (3 pound) cauliflower

  • ¼ cup water, or as needed

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees F).

  2. Cut off leaves and bottom core from cauliflower. Place in a shallow microwave-safe baking dish and add about 1-inch water.

  3. Microwave on high for 8 minutes. Drain.

  4. Stir together mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and garlic in a small bowl until combined. Spread all over cauliflower.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until tender and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with chives to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

135 Calories
12g Fat
7g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 135
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 138mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 53mg 265%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 350mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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