Recipe: Balsamic Baked Cauliflower

Balsamic & Parmesan Baked Cauliflower

makes 2 servings

I’ve never been much of a cauliflower fan, but with 100% honesty: I wanted MORE of this after I cleaned my plate! We served this as the side to the easy baked salmon recipe from last week.


  • 4 cups cauliflower florets, cut into 1″ pieces (about 1/2 head. You can use a full head and just double the rest of the ingredients)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Balsamic Baked Cauliflower ingredients

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Also, line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Toss cauliflower and olive oil in a large bowl. Spread the cauliflower over the lined baking sheet then sprinkle with marjoram, salt, and pepper.

Balsamic Cauliflower

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cauliflower starts to soften and brown on the bottom.

After that, drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the cauliflower and mix around with a spoon (to try and spread it as evenly as possible). Next, top with Parmesan cheese and bake another 5-10 minutes more.

You can eat the balsamic baked cauliflower as your main dish or serve it up as a side to something else.

Balsamic Baked Cauliflower Recipe

Original recipe found at EatingWell

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By , on Jan 3, 2013
Andy Tenton
Andy is a 30-something New Yorker who turned his financial life around. He took charge of his finances, got out of debt, and is now working his way toward financial success. He is the publisher of

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  1. To be honest as well, I’ve never been a big fan of cauliflower but I found this great cauliflower pizza dough recipe and I’ve been wanting to try it. Your recipe looks delicious so I’m thinking maybe I’ll try the balsamic baked cauliflower first before I attempt to make an entire pizza crust with cauliflower and hate it.

  2. CF says:

    Nice! I have been looking for a new way to do cauliflower. It’s a tough veggie because it’s so bland. I usually just boil it with some olive oil or toss it in a stir fry. This recipe looks tasty though. I’ll give it a try the next time it’s on sale.

  3. Looks good and dead simple. I think I’m going to go through a whole bottle of balsamic this week, there’s been ample amounts in dinner for the past two nights!

  4. Michelle says:

    This looks so tasty! Will have to make this soon.

  5. Pauline says:

    Not a big fan of cauliflower either, especially baked but I have to admit it looks good!

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