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Roasted Purple Cauliflower in a white bowl

Roasted Purple Cauliflower

Kathleen Phillips | GritsAndGouda.com
You can opt for white cauliflower or broccoli if purple is not available. Don’t be tempted to stir too soon! It needs the high heat, undisturbed to achieve the brown edges.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • sheet pan


  • Half of one large head cauliflower cut into florets about 4 cups
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, avocado oil, or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 425°. Toss all ingredients together in a bowl or right on a rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan. Spread florets out in a single layer. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until browned on underside of florets; stir or use tongs to turn over. Bake another 3 to 5 minutes or just until tender and lightly browned.


Don't be tempted to stir before the 12 minutes (or lightly brown on first side) is up!
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