Brown Butter Roasted Cauliflower

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I am loving roasted vegetables as a side dish lately.   I don’t know what it is about them, they are super simple to make, but I’ve been loving them.  My favorites being roasted broccoli and roasted cauliflower.  I’ve been trying a lot of different seasonings, toppings, and oils to make them take better.

Brown Butter Cauliflower

So when I went to make my roasted cauliflower last night instead of going with just olive oil, I wanted to kick it up a notch.  I added brown butter.  Of course, brown butter makes everything better but it really turned this cauliflower into something special!  With a little added lemon juice and Parmesan cheese it was the perfect side dish.


Brown Butter Roasted Cauliflower

Make your cauliflower shine with this tasty brown butter sauce.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Toss the cauliflower with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown.
  • Remove the cauliflower from the oven and drizzle with the brown butter and add the garlic cloves. Toss to combine.
  • Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and drizzle with lemon juice then sprinkle with parsley and Parmesan cheese.


Source: Taste of Home (February/March 2014)

Brown Butter Cauliflower


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