Butter Roasted Cauliflower


Butter Roasted Cauliflower

Rich-buttery whole roasted cauliflower is the perfect side dish for any meal. This recipe is simple and only requires a few ingredients, yet it is packed with flavor. The key to making this dish is in the butter garlic crust. The crust not only adds flavor, but also helps to keep the cauliflower moist as it bakes. Once you’ve tried this recipe, you’ll never go back to plain old roasted cauliflower again.
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Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 whole cauliflower head rinsed and patted dry
  • cup Danish Creamery Premium Butter softened
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chives plus more for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Using a sharp knife, trim off the bottom of the cauliflower stem. Set the cauliflower head inside an oven-safe skillet or baking pan with sides at least two inches high.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the softened butter, minced garlic, salt, and paprika. Rub the seasoned butter over the top and sides of the cauliflower head. Cover the cauliflower loosely with foil and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until tender in the center.
  • Remove the cauliflower from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 375°F. Uncover the cauliflower and baste it with the melted butter from the baking pan or skillet. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese and chopped chives on top. Return the cauliflower to the oven, uncovered, and roast until golden brown, about 15 minutes longer, basting with the melted butter every five minutes. Sprinkle with more chives and serve.



The differences between the video are using a dutch oven (vs a cast iron skillet)-- The skillet works better for serving. Cooking the cauliflower first and then adding the butter might be better. Gloves will definitely keep your hands clean.
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