Easy Roasted Cauliflower with Panko and Parmesan

Easy Roasted Cauliflower with Panko and Parmesan

This roasted cauliflower with Panko is first dredged in special bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese before being roasted until nutty brown. This easy cauliflower recipe transforms this bland vegetable into something irresistible that no one can turn down.

 Roasted Cauliflower with Panko and Parmesan | Cauliflower dredged in panko bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese and roasted until nutty brown transforms this bland vegetable into something irresistible that no one can turn down.

Looking for ways to get your picky eater to try new vegetables?

This is an easy and healthy side dish for busy weeknights and one the entire family will enjoy.

This baked cauliflower recipe with Parmesan and Panko has a crunchy texture and delicious flavor. It’s our favorite way to prepare cauliflower. 

Breaded cauliflower takes on a whole new flavor when roasted rather than boiled.

 Roasted Cauliflower with Panko and Parmesan on a baking sheet.

Boiled cauliflower is boring and tasteless! Save boiling for cauliflower soup.

Roast cauliflower instead!

But if you cut it up and toss each piece of cauliflower in Panko crumbs and Parmesan cheese, and roast those florets it will result in the best crispy cauliflower bites you can imagine.

These crispy baked cauliflower bites are roasted until they are caramelized a golden brown. They flavor is fantastic!

This simple side dish is perfect for a dinner side dish, or roast up a whole cauliflower for game day!

My husband loves to coat the finished recipe in Frank’s Buffalo Sauce or hot sauce to spice things up.

Your guests will have no idea that they are enjoying an appetizer that is low carb, oil free and healthy.

No guilt! This is a great way for kids to get in a serving of vegetables.

Eat up and enjoy.

 Photo collage: Left - A head of cauliflower, a carton of eggs and a bowl of Panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe. Top right - a baking sheet with uncooked cauliflower. Bottom right - a plate of roasted cauliflower florets with a side of ranch dressing.

What does crispy roasted cauliflower taste like?

The taste is nutty yet crunchy with a mild flavor no kid can turn down. A little barbecue seasoning added in will definitely kick things up a notch.

No need for salt.

Eat it hot out of the oven or enjoy it with a side of ranch dressing.

To get the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese to really coat the cauliflower, I toss the florets in an egg wash first.

That way I know the coating will stay on while roasting.

This recipe couldn’t be any simpler to make. It requires ingredients you already have in your refrigerator and pantry.

What are you waiting for? Let me know how you enjoyed it in the comments below.

 A baking tray with pieces of cauliflower coated with Panko breadcrumbs.

What to serve along side this roasted cauliflower with panko

Cast Iron Salmon

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Baked Honey Barbecue Chicken

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Ancho Chile Pork Chops

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Easy Roasted Cauliflower with Panko and Parmesan

This roasted cauliflower with Panko is first dredged in special bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese before being roasted until nutty brown. This easy cauliflower recipe transforms this bland vegetable into something irresistible that no one can turn down.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Roasted Cauliflower with Panko and Parmesan
Servings: 6
Author: Ali Randall

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cauliflower
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of Basic Barbecue Rub

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Rinse the cauliflower and dry it with a paper towel. Next, cut or break it into 1 1/2 inch florets.
  • Mix the Panko, Parmesan and barbecue rub in a large bowl. Dip the small florets into the egg and then into the breading mixture.
  • Place the florets in a single layer on a cookie sheet or large baking sheet. Roast for 30 -40 minutes or until the florets are golden brown and have a crispy texture.

Notes

[Updated October 2018]
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