Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Recipe With Cocoa

Cocoa powder adds a new dimension of flavor to this roasted cauliflower recipe.

Winter 2014

  • Oven-Roasted Cauliflower goes well with almost any main dish.
    Photo by Fotolia/Brent Hofacker

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Oven-Roasted Cauliflower


• 8 cups cauliflower florets
• 1 onion, halved and sliced
• 4 tablespoons butter
• 2 cloves garlic, chopped
• 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
• 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa, optional
• 1 teaspooon kosher salt, or to taste
• Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

2. Arrange cauliflower and onion slices in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.

3. In a small, microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, garlic, paprika, cocoa, salt and pepper. Microwave just until butter is melted and spices are fragrant. Drizzle over the cauliflower and onion, and toss to coat.

4. Roast for 40 to 45 minutes, or until cauliflower is golden and tender. Remove from oven and transfer to a serving dish. Serve hot.

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