Back to Basics – Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Well, it finally happened, I accidentally repeated a recipe for new recipe day. I made what I thought was probably a new recipe a couple weekends ago, only to realize that I had in fact made it 3 years ago, in April 2013. Since then I feel into a deep food funk. The more I tried to come up with something interesting and impressive to make for my next new recipe, the more stuck and uninspired I felt. So, instead, tonight I went back to the basics and made something simple – Parmesan roasted cauliflower, which I found here.

1/2 head cauliflower
3 unpeeled garlic cloves
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 pinch dried thyme
A couple tablespoons olive oil

Chop the cauliflower into florets. Place on a baking tray with the garlic cloves (unpeeled) and toss both with the thyme, salt and pepper, and some olive oil. Roast in an oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or so. The cauliflower should be on the edge of tender, but not quite done. Pull it out of the oven and toss with the cheese. Then put the dish back into the over to roast for another 5-10 minutes. Serve warm.


That’s it. Seriously an easy recipe but an extremely satisfying one. It makes a good side dish, and if you want to be super healthy, have that with a salad for dinner. I like having a cheese-cauliflower recipe that isn’t the rather heavy cauliflower au gratin. Song of the Week: Calling Dr. Love by Kiss – my new pump-up song. Totally listened to this walking to my last job interview, and I got the job! So it totally works as a pump-up/good luck/I totally rock so I got this song.

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