Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Florets


When roasted with a little olive oil, cauliflower florets turn wonderfully sweet, crisp, and caramel-brown; a squeeze of lemon brightens their flavor. This dish contains only a few simple ingredients and comes together in just 10 minutes of active time.

Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Florets
Photo: © Cedric Angeles
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (2 1/2-pound) cauliflower, cut into 2-inch florets

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. On a large rimmed baking sheet, drizzle cauliflower florets with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and toss well. Roast for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cauliflower is tender and golden brown. Transfer to plates, garnish with lemon wedges, and serve hot or at room temperature.

Serve With

Pair with chicken, steak, or your favorite protein.

Suggested Pairing

High-acid Grüner Veltliner's pleasant peppery notes and grassy, herby flavors make it a fantastic wine to serve with vegetables.

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