Eating out is ridiculously expensive, and I do it far too often. One of my goals this year (and every year, if we're being honest) is to cook more. Do I succeed? Meh. 

When I do cook at home, I tend to veer towards making one-pot or baked dishes because it takes less time and effort. One of my favorited baked dishes is this roasted cauliflower.

I love it because it takes zero effort to make and tastes amazing. You don't have to wash, chop, or sauté anything. All you have to do is buy a bag of pre-washed and pre-cut cauliflower, dump some spices on top, and place it in the oven to cook. 

When I'm feeling extra lazy, I pair this cauliflower dish with baked lemon and herb salmon so I have a full meal ready when the oven timer goes off.

Roasted Cauliflower

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:35 mins
  • Total Time:40 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 1 bag cauliflower florets
  • Olive oil
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400°F.

  • Step 2

    Pour cauliflower florets into a bowl.

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  • Step 3

    Add liberal amounts of olive oil to the cauliflower. Toss it around a bit and add more so you cover most of the cauliflower.

    olive oil, herb, tea, oil, rosemary
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  • Step 4

    Add salt, pepper, and paprika. Toss and repeat, until you're pleased with your cauliflower.

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  • Step 5

    Add parchment paper to a baking sheet. Spread out your cauliflower evenly over the sheet.

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  • Step 6

    Bake for 35 minutes, or until soft and golden brown.

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There you have it! A simple, yummy dish for the days you know you ought to be cooking at home but are too lazy to try.