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14 roasted cauliflower recipes

Published: July 24, 2022 at 4:58 pm
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This versatile veg is great at absorbing flavour. Try our roasted cauliflower recipes to get the best out of this autumnal brassica

Looking for roasted cauliflower recipes? Want to know how to roast a cauliflower whole? Check out our ideas from Korean baked cauliflower to turmeric rice salad. Try our best cauliflower steak recipes, then check out our broccoli recipes, asparagus recipes and healthy veg recipes.


Cauliflower is a member of the brassica family and while it’s almost always white, you can also find purple and green varieties. Cauliflower is available all-year round but is best between December and mid-April; choose cauliflowers with bright white heads (no discolouration) and crisp, green leaves.

Roasted cauliflower recipes

Roasted cauliflower

Crispy roasted cauliflower works brilliantly in curries, salads or as a side dish. It's simple to make, too – the oven does all the work.

a silver oven tray of roasted cauliflower florets next to a small bowl of chilli flakes

Cauliflower mac ’n’ cheese

Cauliflower cheese meets macaroni cheese in this dream of a recipe, perfect for feeding a hungry crowd.

Cauliflower mac n cheese

Sage butter-basted roast cauliflower

The humble cauliflower holds its own in this aromatic vegetarian main for four. This gluten-free recipe only requires six ingredients (most of which are bound to be lurking in your cupboard anyway) so if you're looking for an impressive but easy, flavour-packed dinner then this is the one for you.

Sage Butter-Basted Roasted Cauliflower

Whole roast cauliflower with warm harissa hummus

This cauliflower recipe makes for a great side dish when feeding a hungry crowd. Serve as part of a vegan middle-eastern feast with flatbreads.

Harissa Cauliflower Recipe

Spiced baked cauliflower with caper raita

You need small caulis the size of your fist for this – it’s quite rich so don’t be tempted to use huge ones. They’ll go well with the Christmas veg, so will make a good individual sized Christmas day main for any non-meat eaters. Flavoured with coriander and cumin and topped with hazelnuts, this recipe is bound to impress.

Baked Cauliflower Recipe with Raita

BBQ roast cauliflower shawarma

This recipe for cauliflower shawarma, pomegranate, tahini and pine nuts comes from Berber and Q in East London. Serving cauliflower whole like this, fresh from the BBQ is brilliant, particularly, when it's smothered in shawarma butter. Serve this by itself, or as a side dish.

Cauliflower Shawarma Recipe With Pomegranate, Tahini and Pine Nuts

Chermoula roast cauliflower

This chermoula roast cauliflower is vegetarian, gluten-free and ready in under an hour. The smoked paprika cauliflower is perfectly paired with the tahini yogurt dressing. Shop for individual-size caulis, as you serve one per person. Scatter with pumpkin seeds for added crunch.

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Whole tandoori cauliflower with jewelled rice salad

Check out this Indian spiced whole roasted cauliflower with fluffy rice, pomegranate seeds and crunchy pistachios. This recipe makes a showstopping veggie dish to serve friends and family at your next BBQ.

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Korean roasted cauliflower

Check out this punchy, vegetarian and gluten-free roasted cauliflower recipe, from Marcus Samuelsson's restaurant, Red Rooster in Shoreditch, London. Served with a corn crumble, this dish is packed full of flavours and textures – just look at that coriander.

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Turmeric roasted cauliflower salad

Our roasted cauliflower salad recipe is low in calories and packed with punchy flavour. Turmeric adds lovely colour and flavour to this easy vegan-friendly recipe.

Vegan Salad Recipe With Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower steaks with romesco and fried eggs

Put cauliflower at the centre in this vitamin-rich vegetarian meal, accompanied by a vibrant pepper sauce and a fried egg for extra protein.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks Recipe with Romesco and Fried Eggs

Roasted cauliflower and harissa chickpeas

This recipe is sprinkled with herby lemon pangritata for extra crispiness. There’s a careful balance of flavours here – a sweetness from the honey, a warming spice from the harissa, a freshness from the lemon – and they’re all soaked up by the cauliflower, becoming a wonderfully hearty and warm salad.

Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad with Harissa Recipe

Turmeric and butter roasted cauliflower with pink pickled onions

This multi-tasking recipe works as a starter, side or veggie main served with rice. The quick pickled onions give this dish a lovely bite. Ready in under an hour this recipe is a great all-rounder.

Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric

Roast cauliflower korma

This curry recipe is low in calories and ready in just 30 minutes, ideal for an easy midweek dinner. You roast the leaves as well so there's less waste too.

Cauliflower Korma Recipe

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