Roasted Cauliflower with Caper Brown Butter


Turn boring cauliflower into a delicious side when you top it with a caper and garlic brown butter. I like to cut my cauliflower into slices instead of florets, so there is more flat surface area for roasting and the topping doesn't slide off.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 medium head cauliflower

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • ¼ cup salted butter

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped capers

  • ¼ teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Trim off the bottom of the cauliflower stem to create a flat surface. Place cauliflower head onto a cutting board with the stem side facing down; cut the cauliflower vertically into 1 to 1 1/2-inch thick slices. Remove any tough stem pieces. Cut the slices into smaller pieces, about the size of florets. Place on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.

  3. Roast in the oven for 10 minutes; flip pieces over and roast for 10 minutes more.

  4. Meanwhile, cut butter into 4 pieces. Melt in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until butter begins to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Butter will foam up, then subside. The butter should have a nutty aroma. Stir in garlic and continue stirring for 15 to 20 seconds. Add in capers and lemon pepper. Remove from heat.

  5. Spoon brown butter over the roasted cauliflower and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

222 Calories
22g Fat
7g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 222
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 272mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 53mg 266%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 353mg 8%

* 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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