Roasted Garlic Cauliflower with Lemon Pepper

Garlicky cauliflower florets seasoned with lemon pepper and crushed red peppers. This combination is perfect for a quick and healthy snack or as a side to any dish.

 Roasted Garlic Cauliflower with Lemon Pepper | Cooking with a Wallflower

Have you ever tried roasted cauliflower? If you haven’t, you’re missing out!

Roasted cauliflower has a smoky distinctive taste. Cooking the cauliflower this way brings out extra flavor from the vegetable. A little bit of seasoning and you have yourself a snack or a simple but delicious side.

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower with Lemon Pepper | Cooking with a Wallflower

You see that plate in the photo? I demolished it all by myself while I was preparing another dish for dinner. Nope, I didn’t share it with anyone.

What do I love about it? Let’s see… There’s the aromatic taste of garlic, a hint of citrus from the lemon pepper, and just a little bit of spiciness from the crushed red pepper. I popped one cauliflower floret after the other into my mouth. The next thing I knew… There was nothing left on the plate. It was that good. Unfortunately, that meant I wasn’t hungry during dinner… Oops.

If you’re not a fan of cauliflower, I do recommend trying roasted cauliflower. It really does taste different. =)

Not convinced? It takes about 20 minutes to make with only a few ingredients. It’s a great source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K as well as fiber and helps provide cardiovascular and digestive support. So if you’re looking for a vegetable with tons of health benefits, this is one of them.

Go! Try it!

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower with Lemon Pepper | Cooking with a Wallflower

First, preheat the oven to 4000F and line a baking sheet with foil.

Cut the cauliflower into small florets. Wash them and allow them to dry for a few minutes.


Spread the cauliflower on the baking sheet and drizzle on olive oil.


Mince garlic and place them over the cauliflower. Um… I’ll admit it. I have bad aim even when the target is stationary *sigh*

Sprinkle on the lemon pepper, salt, and crushed red pepper. Try to aim for the cauliflower. Again, I kept missing the florets and ended up seasoning the baking sheet instead.


Place the baking sheet in the oven and roast for about 10 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and turn the cauliflower over once. Roast for another 10 minutes.

Remove the cauliflower from the oven. Allow it to cool for a few minutes before plating.


Serve warm.


I know I did. =)

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower with Lemon Pepper | Cooking with a Wallflower

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower with Lemon Pepper | Cooking with a Wallflower

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72 thoughts on “Roasted Garlic Cauliflower with Lemon Pepper

  1. Anyone that hasn’t tried this is definitely missing out. This is one of our favorite sides, so simple and so good! I love trying it with different seasonings but I must say I think I always add red pepper flakes 🙂


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  3. We just bought something similar at WholeFoods yesterday in the prepared section and once opened at home, it was gone in minutes! I was hoping to find the recipe and then saw this in my email!! (So glad I’m following! 🙂 Can’t wait to make it myself!


  4. This is one of my favorite vegetable sides and I’m not even a cauliflower fan but roasting brings in a whole new set of flavors. I haven’t tried red pepper but will add it to my next one. 🙂


  5. Never once have I done anything with cauliflower but steam it or dip it in some dressing. Love this take on it. I was really blown away by the flavors you helped me develop with your recipe!


  6. You’ve inspired me! Instead of my regular mashed cauliflower, I’m going to make your roasted Cauliflower recipe instead.


  7. I made them last night, even though I’ve never been a huge fan of cauliflower, I couldn’t believe how absolutely delicious they turned out. So good in fact, they are gonna be my new go-to quick side for summer dinner parties


  8. Andrea, thank you for your “like” on my poetry blog. I appreciate also that it led me here, to your impressive recipes! This cauliflower-garlic dish looks especially amazing. I look forward to exploring your blog further; thanks for all the wonderful ideas!


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