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Keto Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan

This Keto Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan recipe is a delicious and healthy side dish that’s perfect for any meal. The combination of roasted cauliflower and tangy parmesan cheese is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

sheet pan with keto roasted cauliflower and melted parmesan cheese on it

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If you’re looking for a keto-friendly vegetable side dish that’s better than boring broccoli, you’re going to want to make this dish! It’s so easy to make on a single sheet pan and the perfect pairing for your protein of choice.

Keto Roasted Cauliflower and Why You’ll Love It

  • It’s easy to make: With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, this recipe is perfect for busy weeknights!
  • It’s versatile: Roasted cauliflower is a great side dish for any keto meal, and it’s also delicious on its own as a snack or appetizer.
  • It’s healthy: Cauliflower is low in carbs and high in fiber, making it a great choice for anyone on a keto diet.
  • It’s delicious: The combination of garlic powder, parmesan, salt, pepper, and olive oil gives the cauliflower a savory, cheesy flavor that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds!
  • It’s budget-friendly: Cauliflower is an affordable vegetable that’s available year-round, so you can enjoy this recipe without breaking the bank.

Ingredients Needed to Make This Keto Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Ingredient quantities for this homemade roasted cauliflower are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Cauliflower
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Shredded parmesan cheese

Tools Needed for This Recipe

Here are a few of the tools I use or recommend to make this recipe!

How to Make Keto Baked Cauliflower {Quick Overview}

This is just a quick overview of some of the steps involved in making the low carb cauliflower. For the recipe in detail, including exact measurements used at each step, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.

Preheat oven to 450°F and chop cauliflower into florets. (Photo 1)

Into a large bowl, add cauliflower. (Photo 2) Mix together the cauliflower florets, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until the cauliflower is evenly coated. (Photo 3)

Spread the cauliflower out in a single layer on a non-stick baking sheet like this one. If needed, use two sheets. (Photo 4)

Roast for 20 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender and golden brown, tossing the cauliflower halfway through. (Photo 5)

made low carb roasted cauliflower recipe displayed on a sheet pan

Remove from oven, sprinkle on parmesan cheese*, and bake for another 3-5 minutes until parmesan is melted and beginning to brown.

*TIP: Rather than concentrating the parmesan cheese only on the florets, I like to sprinkle some directly onto the baking sheet as well. This is a personal preference, but I love the way the cheese crisps up on the baking sheet!

Remove from oven and enjoy!


Tips to Make This Recipe Even More Delicious

Want to try this recipe a few different ways? Here are some additional tips and ideas to make this dish even more delicious:

  • Add chopped garlic for extra flavor
  • Top with chopped parsley or chives for a pop of color
  • Serve with grilled chicken or steak for a complete meal
  • Swap out the parmesan cheese for another type of cheese, like feta or goat cheese, for a different flavor profile (just be careful with the final step – you may need to remove it from the oven sooner than 3-5 minutes)

5 Reasons to Eat Cauliflower on a Healthy Keto Diet

  1. It’s low in carbs: With just 5 grams of carbs per cup, cauliflower is a great choice for anyone on a keto diet.
  2. It’s high in fiber: Fiber is important for digestive health and can help you feel full and satisfied after meals.
  3. It’s packed with nutrients: Cauliflower is rich in vitamins C and K, as well as folate, potassium, and magnesium.
  4. It’s a great substitute for high-carb foods: Cauliflower can be used as a low-carb substitute for rice, potatoes, and other high-carb foods.
  5. It’s versatile: Cauliflower can be roasted, mashed, boiled, steamed, or even made into pizza crust, making it a versatile ingredient for any keto recipe!

How Many Carbs in Cauliflower?

Cauliflower contains only 3 grams of net carbs per cup which qualifies it as low carb. It contains 5 grams of carbs minus 2 grams of fiber per cup.

Can I Eat Cauliflower on the Keto Diet?

You can eat cauliflower on the keto diet because it has a low net carb count of 3 grams per cup. Cauliflower is one of the most versatile vegetables you can eat on the keto diet and it is utilized in many keto dinner recipes and keto side dishes.

At 3 grams net carbs per cup, cauliflower can be eaten on the keto diet.

roasted keto cauliflower recipe served on white dish

Is Cauliflower Keto-Friendly?

Cauliflower is keto-friendly when it is used in low carb and keto recipes. You must avoid recipes that are made to give the impression of being low carb, because they combine cauliflower with high carb flour ingredients. For example, many “cauliflower pizza crusts” are made by combining a high carb flour with the cauliflower. The packaging leads consumers to believe that it is low carb and keto-friendly, however, due to the high net carb count, it is not.

Cauliflower is keto-friendly as long as you only use low carb recipes when you eat it.

Keto Cauliflower Dinner Recipes

Here are some easy keto family meals with cauliflower as a major ingredient that you will love!

Nutrition Facts for This Easy Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Per serving (6 total servings):

  • 148 calories
  • 11g fat
  • 7g protein
  • 5g net carbs

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sheet pan with keto roasted cauliflower and melted parmesan cheese on it

Keto Roasted Cauliflower

This Keto Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan recipe is a delicious and healthy side dish that's perfect for any meal. The combination of roasted cauliflower and tangy parmesan cheese is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
5 from 10 votes
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Course: Keto Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto cauliflower recipes, keto roasted cauliflower
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 148kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large head of cauliflower cut into florets
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-3 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cauliflower florets, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until the cauliflower is evenly coated.
  • Spread the cauliflower out in a single layer on a baking sheet. If needed, use two sheets.
  • Roast for 20 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender and golden brown, tossing the cauliflower halfway through.
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle on parmesan cheese, and bake for another 3-5 minutes until parmesan is melted and beginning to brown.
Nutrition Facts
Keto Roasted Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 340mg15%
Potassium 437mg12%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 98IU2%
Vitamin C 67mg81%
Calcium 180mg18%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer



Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.

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