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roasted cauliflower florets in red bowl topped with parmesan cheese

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

Spicy roasted cauliflower is an easy cauliflower recipe for a side dish, snack, or appetizer.  Cauliflower florets are tossed in olive oil, garlic, parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes then roasted in the oven.  Low carb, keto, and gluten-free!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 Head cauliflower, rinsed, dried, and cut into florets
  • 3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 1-2 tsp Crush red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Cut fresh cauliflower into bite-sized pieces.  Place into a bowl or plastic sealable bag.  Add olive oil and toss to coat.  Place cauliflower on a rimmed baking sheet.  
  • Mix chopped garlic, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle seasoning mixture over all the cauliflower florets and toss to coat.
  • Roast in a 450 oven for about 20 minutes.  Remove pan from oven.  Turn on broiler.  Sprinkle cauliflower with parmesan cheese and return to oven.  Broil for about 2 minutes or until cauliflower is browned and cheese is nice and melty.


Try this seasoning blend for other low carb roasted vegetable recipes.  Broccoli, mushrooms, and zucchini are all great low carb choices.