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How to Roast Cauliflower

Roasting is a fool-proof method for making just about any veggie taste amazing, especially cauliflower, and it may also be the easiest. Chop your washed cauliflower into bite-sized pieces, then toss them in a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and your favorite spices and salts. If you're feeling fancy you can include smashed garlic, fresh herbs, or even parmesan cheese. Transfer the cauliflower to a baking tray, then throw everything into an oven preheated at 450 degrees for prime caramelization. Roasted cauliflower is easy to make up as you go along, but if you're more comfortable following a recipe, there are tons out there.

4 Easy (and Very Different) Ways to Cook Cauliflower

There's no denying that cauliflower's versatile - what other veggie can you turn into delicious, low-carb pizza crust? And with its mild, nutty flavor, cauliflower is super easy to sneak into soups, sauces, or even oatmeal for a much-appreciated nutrient boost. As tasty as a more complex cauliflower-based recipe can be, though, it takes time and effort to process any vegetable into something new. Taking cauliflower back to basics can free up tons of time in the kitchen and still result in a side dish or a main course that will blow your mind. Up your cruciferous veggie game by following these quick and easy methods for preparing cauliflower that will turn out perfect every time. (And if you do happen to enjoy experimenting in the kitchen, these methods are important foundational skills to have for just about any cauliflower-adjacent recipe.)

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