Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

This oven Roasted Cauliflower recipe with an avocado Ranch dip is amazing! The cauliflower florets are crispy and crunchy and combined with the avocado dip, a perfect combination of flavors!

A good meal is always best served with a side dish like this cauliflower recipe, or creamy asparagus or even our Asian inspired roasted vegetables!

Cauliflower florets on a baking sheet with an avocado dip in a ramekin in the center.

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roasted cauliflower-

It’s so easy to oven roast cauliflower. All you really need to roast cauliflower in the oven is some oil or butter and seasoning, toss and bake. This recipe takes plain cauliflower and adds a spin to it. The cauliflower florets are dredged in butter and a crispy parmesan breadcrumb seasoned mixture giving the vegetable crispiness and adding so much flavor. The homemade avocado Ranch dip takes the recipe to a whole new level!

Crispy cauliflower on a baking sheet with avocado dip.

how to make roasted cauliflower-

Roasting cauliflower is so simple and requires like 5 minutes of prep time, it’s so easy.

  • CAULIFLOWER: Trim cauliflower into medium florets. TIP: Be sure the cauliflower florets are uniform in size for even baking.
  • BUTTER: Combine the ingredients for the first bowl. Mix the butter with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • COATING: For a crispy finish, combine the bread crumbs with panko crumbs, parmesan, paprika and Italian seasoning.
    1. Dredge the cauliflower florets in the butter, coating generously.
    2. Coat in the breadcrumb mixture and lay out on a baking sheet.
    3. Roast cauliflowers until crispy on the outside and desired doneness on the inside.

Collage for step how to roast season and roast cauliflower florets.

avocado ranch dip-

The oven baked cauliflower are amazing themselves but this avocado ranch dip really does perfect the recipe. It’s so easy to make the dip. Prepare the dip while the cauliflower is roasting.

  • Mash the avocado with a fork.
  • Add the mayo, garlic, Ranch dressing, hot sauce and pepper and mix to combine.

can roasted cauliflower be reheated?

Yes, to reheat roasted cauliflower in the oven until hot or in a skillet.

what can I serve with the baked cauliflower?

These crispy florets are so good you can enjoy them as is or serve them as a side with my friend’s Instant Pot Chicken Thighs with creamy mashed potatoes.

Crunchy oven baked cauliflower in a bowl.This side is going to become a family favorite. I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below once you give the recipe a try. 🙂

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5 from 5 votes

Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

This oven Roasted Cauliflower recipe with an avocado Ranch dip is amazing! Crunchy florets made with seasonings and butter. A great side dish recipe.
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted cauliflower
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 4 cups raw cauliflower, medium florets

Bowl 1-

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted (4 Tbsp)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Bowl 2-

  • 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tbsp Panko crumbs
  • ½ tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

Dipping sauce-

  • 1/2 avocado, mashed
  • 2 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Ranch dressing
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ tsp hot sauce
  • ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven at 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut cauliflower into uniform medium florets.
  • Combine all the ingredients for each bowl.
  • In bowl one, combine the butter, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • In bowl two, combine the breadcrumbs, panko crumbs, parmesan cheese, paprika and Italian seasoning.
  • Take florets and dredge in bowl 1, then bowl 2. Layout onto baking sheet.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes, until cauliflower is crispy.
  • Combine the avocado, mayo, Ranch, garlic, hot sauce and pepper for the dipping sauce.
  • Serve and enjoy hot or cold.

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Show 10 Comments
  • Jen 05/18/2019, 12:51 pm Link Reply

    My kids are obsessed with dipping anything into ranch so this was a perfect way to get more veggies into them! Thank you!

    • Valentina's Corner 05/18/2019, 9:02 pm Link Reply

      That’s awesome, Jen. I hope you enjoy the cauliflower with avocado ranch.

  • Suzy 05/18/2019, 12:47 pm Link Reply

    Love this recipe!

    • Valentina's Corner 05/18/2019, 9:02 pm Link Reply

      Thanks, Suzy! I’m so glad to hear that, and thank you for visiting our online home.

  • Taylor 05/18/2019, 8:59 am Link Reply

    So crispy and delicious! That avocado ranch dip is calling my name!

    • Valentina's Corner 05/18/2019, 9:18 am Link Reply

      Thank you, Taylor. I hope you love the recipe as much as we do. 🙂

  • Julie 05/17/2019, 11:08 pm Link Reply

    This is so addicting! My girls love eating it.

    • Valentina's Corner 05/17/2019, 11:21 pm Link Reply

      That’s wonderful, Julie. So glad to hear that! 🙂

  • Beth Pierce 05/17/2019, 5:30 pm Link Reply

    This was the perfect snack for my kids after school yesterday! It’s healthy, hearty and delicious!

    • Valentina's Corner 05/17/2019, 7:03 pm Link Reply

      Beth, I’m so glad you enjoyed the cauliflower, it’s the perfect afternoon snack for kids. 🙂

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