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Easy Whole Roasted Cauliflower woo hoo!

Easy Whole Roasted Cauliflower woo hoo!

Now you’ve probably seen theses before? But have you ever tried to make an Easy Whole Roasted Cauliflower?

Well let me tell you , you really should.  It’s so flipping easy and everything that easypeasylemonsqueezy is all about.

If you use spices and olive oil then this is so so easy to make vegan!

You could almost use it as the main focus to your meal. I always find cauliflower quite substantial. And actually quite ‘meaty’ as a vegetable.

You’ve probably see in restaurants ‘cauliflower steaks’ as a main? Well it works let me tell you!

You use the whole cauliflower and no washing up!! No Pans!!!


Easy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

You can rub (dry or wet) anything you fancy on the outside and somehow it becomes the most delicious soft intense tasty cauliflower ever and what a great centre piece for any table.

Try experimenting with flavours! So many choices and ideas!

Mine isn’t vegan as I used Parmesan as it is such a strong intense savoury flavour! So good.

I have also used chilli and spices too, it works!!

I did this one  with Olive Oil, Butter, Parmesan, Salt, Black pepper and Parsley – yum!

What a beauty!

Easy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Have a try at roasting a whole Cauli?

So come on guys – have a go! You’ll never boil or steam your cauli again! Just have a go at this totally easy recipe!

Please let me know how you get on when you try an this Cauliflower recipe and drop me a comment below this post, I so lovely your comments and I’d love to hear what you do with yours, maybe a few spices?

If you like this recipe you’ll also probably love my Cauliflower Rice Salad recipe too, so tasty and so healthy!

Cauliflower Salad

Cheers & Lovely Lemons

Clare x



  • 1 medium Cauliflower, leaves  removed and the core at the bottom cut straight across – so it stands in the baking tray
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 25g Parmesan, finely grated
  • Black Pepper
  • Handful of chopped Parsley

Preparation Method

  1. Pre-Heat your oven 200C / 400F / Gas 6
  2. Find yourself a nice deep baking tray
  3. Pop your trimmed Cauliflower in the bottom, drizzle over the 2 tablespoons olive oil, then using your hands, rub the oil all over the cauliflower, season well with Salt & Pepper
  4. Cover the tin with foil – sealing really well and pop your tray on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 45 minutes (maybe a little longer if you have a large cauliflower)
  5. Remove from the oven, (check its tender by sliding a knife in)  dab the butter all over the top of the Cauliflower, followed by the grated Parmesan and season well
  6. Return to the oven without the foil for 15 minutes until the cauliflower is nice and golden
  7. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with chopped Parsley and dig in!!


Juliet Evans says:
Delicious ? and as you say, so easy. I will definitely be trying this
Midge says:
I LOVE roasted cauliflower but usually rub curry paste into it - this sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing x #cookblogshare
Cliona Keane says:
Oh wow! I've never ever roasted a whole cauliflower but I think I'm going to have to give it a go! This would be great to share around at a Sunday dinner!
Mandy says:
This is awesome Clare! Absolutely love roasted cauliflower.
Choclette says:
I've still not tried cooking a whole cauliflower in the oven. I really should as I keep hearing such good things about it. Your flavourings sound like good ones to start with. #CookBlogShare
Kirsty Hijacked By Twins says:
Yum! I love cauliflower, especially when roasted. This looks so good! Sorry for the late comment and I hope you have a good week. Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x
Colleen Wright says:
Have been trying to do Veganuary - don't usually eat caulflower because find it a bit bland - roasted a whole cauliflower with olive oil and chilli flakes - mada a refreshing change.
Janet says:
I have never roasted a cauliflower but this is going to change tonight thank you for sharing .
    Clare x says:
    Great Janet - let me know what you think x