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Easy Cheesy Cauliflower

Easy and cheesy, is there anything better? This Easy Cheesy Cauliflower is one of our go-to easy vegetable side dishes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Diabetic, Low Calorie, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 209kcal
Author Tracy


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • fresh parsley garnish


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prep cauliflower by removing outer green leaves and then cut head into quarters. Put each quarter head down and at a 45º angle and slice into the smaller stems around the cauliflower into florets. Add florets into a large bowl, drizzle with oilve oil and mix well.
  • In a small bowl mix paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle on cauliflower and mix well.
  • Add to a baking sheet in an even layer and bake for 15 minutes and then turn in pan. Bake another 15 minutes until cauliflower begins to brown.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and bake for another 1 - 3 minutes until cheese is all melted.
  • Serve immediately.


Adjust seasonings to preference. 
Substitute cheeses for any other cheese that melts well.  


Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 607mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 313mg | Iron: 1mg