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This Coconut Oil Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower is super easy and awesomely delicious!
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I guess cauliflower is all the rage now.
I’m not really into trends. I see them come and go. I’ve never made, nor will I likely make, cauliflower rice. I like regular rice. You know, white, sticky, brown, wild, basmati…rice.
Now don’t get me wrong here, I love cauliflower. I’ve loved it for as long as I can remember. Especially this cheesy roasted cauliflower my mom used to make for us.
But you will not find cauliflower rice on here.
I’m going to stick with good old cheesy roasted cauliflower. Like today’s coconut oil roasted parmesan cauliflower.
I want it with cheese. Crispy and caramelized around the edges. Roasted in a healthy serving of coconut oil. YUM guys. This is the way cauliflower was meant to be eaten.
I mean seriously, what vegetable isn’t just a little bit better when you add cheese?
If you like this coconut oil roasted parmesan cauliflower, you’ll love these other vegetable recipes:
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Personally, I love this coconut oil for the taste. It has an amazing flavor that complements this cauliflower perfectly. In all honesty, I could care less about it’s health benefits. It’s yummy. period. But if you’re into health benefits, I hear coconut oil has some.
You’ve got some choices here. Buy a whole head of cauliflower and cut it in pieces, or buy the bag of pre-cut cauliflower. I always vote for #2. It’s just so much easier. And as we all know, I’m a little lazy. I like easy stuff. I need more time for Netflix. Really guys. I haven’t even had a chance to watch the last season of the Walking Dead yet.
You could also use olive oil here if you so desire, but I really like the flavor that the coconut oil provides. Just a hint of the coconutty (yes, we make up words on this site) sweetness to offset the saltiness of the parmesan….perfection!
And my last bit of blasphemy – I use the prepackaged Kraft grated parmesan cheese. I know, I know, how many times have I preached that fresh is better??? But for this recipe, I like the Kraft cheese because it sticks to the cauliflower better. Or, perhaps I just didn’t feel like grating the parmesan (see note about laziness above). If you want to stick with fresh, go ahead, I’m sure it will taste wonderful.
The boyfriend loved this recipe just how it is. Kraft cheese and all.
Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine the melted coconut oil, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Add the cauliflower and mix with your hands to coat the cauliflower.
- Spread the cauliflower on a flat baking sheet and roast for 40 minutes, until edges are browned and caramelized and cauliflower is tender when pierced by a fork.
- Olive oil can be substituted for the coconut oil if desired;
- I recommend using the pre-packaged Kraft (or whatever brand) grated Parmesan cheese. It's not fresh, but it sticks waaaaay better;
- You can add 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder if desired.