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Whole head of roasted cauliflower in cast iron pan with butter being poured on top.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins
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This Whole Roasted Cauliflower is a no mess, no fuss recipe that is delicious, healthy and guaranteed to impress!


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1-2 tsp. fresh herbs , optional (see note 1)


  • Pre-heat: Pre-heat oven to 400° F.
  • Prep Ingredients: Remove the leaves from the base of the cauliflower. Using a knife, carefully remove the stem. Be sure to keep the head intact (see instructional image below). Chop fresh herbs (optional ingredient).
  • Coat & Cover: Coat the cauliflower with the olive oil and season with the salt. Place the cauliflower on a sheet pan, pie pan or cast iron skillet and cover with tinfoil.
  • Roast: Place in the pre-heated oven for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, remove the tinfoil and cook for an additional 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Butter & Serve: Immediately before serving, melt butter in the microwave for 20-30 seconds and pour it over the top of the cauliflower. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired (optional step).


Note 1 - Herbs: Parsley, dill and chives are good fresh herb options. 


Serving: 0.25recipe | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 335mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g
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