Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan and minced garlic is an easy and healthy sheet pan oven baked vegetable recipe. Simple, full of flavor, low carb, and keto-friendly, these garlic parmesan cauliflower bites are the best and most delicious way to cook a cauliflower side dish.
Preheat oven to 400. If using stoneware, grease the baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. If using a traditional metal baking sheet, cover with foil and spray the foil with nonstick coking spray (for easy clean up) and set aside.
Place olive oil and minced garlic in a resealable Ziploc gallon bag.
Cut cauliflower into smaller bite sized floret pieces.
Add pieces of cauliflower into a Ziploc bag with oil.
Seal the bag and shake to evenly coat the cauliflower.
Spread cauliflower onto prepared pan, and season with salt and pepper.
Bake and roast cauliflower for 20-25 minutes, flipping once halfway through the cooking for even distribution.
When cauliflower is fork-tender, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and return to the oven for 3-5 minutes.
Remove roasted cauliflower from the oven, add a bit of fresh parsley and serve as a side.
How do you know when cauliflower is fully cooked?As with most vegetable side dishes, you will know the cauliflower is cooked when you can easily cut into the vegetable with a butter knife and a fork. The best way to enjoy this sheet pan roasted dish is when it's "crisp-tender." This means it retains shape but is also soft.How many carbs are in a head of cauliflower?One of the reasons people love roasted side dishes is that they are one of the most healthy ways to eat! Cauliflower is no exception and is a highly healthy vegetable. You could quickly eat an entire head of cauliflower and only ingest 29 carbs!Is Cauliflower Keto? Is Cauliflower Low Carb?Cauliflower is Keto and is a must veggie for a low carb or keto diet. You can find about five net carbs in one cup of cauliflower.Do you have to turn the cauliflower over?If you like roast marks on the entire cauliflower, you will need to turn it halfway through cooking. The bit that touches the sheet pan will inherit the marks.What is the best oil to roast vegetables with?Oils have different smoke points, so "best" depends on how hot the oven is for the dish. What is a smoke point? That is basically when the oil burns off, stops cooking, and starts burning – literally smoke.
Low Heat – If you use lower heat, you can safely use coconut oils (350) or extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), which has a smoke point of 325.
Medium Heat – Medium heat recipes are typically oils like Vegetable oil and canola oil with a smoke point of 400.
High Heat – High heat (over 400) is Olive Oil, which can be used up to 450.