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Marry Me Roasted Cauliflower

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This Marry Me Roasted Cauliflower will win you over at first bite! With a crispy outside, tender inside, and smothered in a creamy, garlicky Parmesan sauce, it’s a sensation. Ready in just 10 minutes of prep it’s the best side dish that’s perfect for any time you want something quick but fabulous.

Marry Me Roasted Cauliflower

What Is Marry Me Roasted Cauliflower?

Marry Me Roasted Cauliflower is a vegetarian twist on the classic Marry Me Chicken recipe. Instead of chicken, tender cauliflower florets are roasted until golden and delicious. The creamy sauce, made with sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and spices, gives it that same comforting flavor. It’s a great option for vegetarians or anyone looking for a tasty meat-free meal that still satisfies those comfort food cravings.

Marry Me Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients Needd

This cauliflower recipe is super easy to make and requires only a few naturally low-carb ingredients that are easy to find. Here is a list of everything you will need:

For The Roasted Cauliflower

  • Cauliflower – Use fresh, firm cauliflower head.
  • Olive Oil – Use high-quality olive oil. You can use unsalted melted butter instead.
  • Garlic Powder – You can also use onion powder.
  • Paprika – Use smoked paprika for a more intense flavor.
  • Salt&Pepper – To taste.

For The Marry Me Sauce

  • Olive Oil – Use extra virgin olive oil for sautéing the garlic. However, if needed, you can substitute it with other cooking oils like vegetable oil or canola oil.
  • Garlic Cloves – Fresh minced garlic is what makes this chicken so tasty.
  • Italian Seasoning – You can buy it from the store or make it at home using my recipe for homemade Italian seasoning.
  • Chili Flakes – Adjust the heat level with more or less chili flakes according to your taste. 
  • Vegetable Broth – Chicken broth can also be used.
  • Heavy Cream – Adds richness and creaminess to the sauce.
  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes – Use store-bought sun-dried tomatoes, chopped into small bits, for a tangy and sweet dish. 
  • Parmesan Cheese – I used freshly grated parmesan for the best flavor, but pre-shredded parmesan is great, too!
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How To Make Marry Me Roasted Cauliflower 

This creamy marry me cauliflower recipe is one of my favorites since it’s super easy to make without needing cooking skills. Here is everything you have to do:

Roasting the Cauliflower

  • Rinse the cauliflower and pat dry. Remove leaves, trim the stem, and cut into even florets.
  • Toss florets with olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  • Spread on a baking sheet in a single layer for even roasting.
  • Roast at 425°F for 20-25 minutes until golden and tender.

Make the Marry Me Sauce

  • Sauté minced garlic in olive oil until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add low-sodium chicken broth, and bring to a simmer.
  • Mix in heavy cream, seasonings, and sun-dried tomatoes; simmer for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Stir in grated Parmesan until smooth.

Combine Cauliflower and Sauce

  • Add roasted cauliflower to the sauce, and stir to coat well.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.
Marry Me Roasted Cauliflower

Useful Tips For Making The Best Marry Me Cauliflower 

  • Pat the cauliflower dry: After rinsing, drying the cauliflower helps the seasoning stick better and ensures it gets crispier when roasted.
  • Simmer the sauce: After adding the ingredients, let the sauce simmer for a few minutes. This step allows the flavors to blend and the sauce to thicken slightly. If not enough, you can add more shredded parmesan or use a pinch of flour.
  • Sprinkle with toasted nuts: Almonds, pine nuts, or walnuts add a delicious crunch and nutty flavor.
  • Top with crumbled, crispy bacon: For an extra savory touch, crispy bacon adds depth and a contrast in textures.
Marry Me Roasted Cauliflower

How To Serve

  • As a Side Dish: Serve alongside pan seared chicken, steak, stuffed salmon, or parmesan crusted cod for a complete low-carb meal.
  • Zoodles: Toss with zucchini noodles for a keto-friendly pasta alternative.
  • Cauliflower Rice: Serve over cauliflower rice for a low-carb twist on a classic rice bowl.
  • Wrap: Use as a filling for wraps or sandwiches for a quick and easy lunch option.

How To Store

  • Fridge: You can store the leftovers of this marry me cauliflower in an airtight container in the fridge for about five days.
  • Freezer: Freezing Marry Me Roasted Cauliflower can make it mushy and affect its taste. It’s best enjoyed fresh for the best flavor and texture. 
  • Reheating: You can reheat it in the microwave or stovetop, but you’ll need to thin it up with a little chicken broth or water.

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Marry Me Roasted Cauliflower

Marry Me Roasted Cauliflower

5 from 1 vote

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Yelds 4 servings
Author Ioana Diaconu from LowCarbSpark.com

Description
 

Marry Me Roasted Cauliflower is a love story on a plate. Crispy, tender, and drenched in a creamy garlic-Parmesan sauce, it's ready in just 10 minutes. Perfect for a quick, impressive meal that's packed with flavor.
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Ingredients
 
 

For The Cauliflower

For The Sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes flakes
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • ¼ tsp pepper or more to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped to garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Prepare the Cauliflower. Rinse the cauliflower head under cold water and pat it dry with a kitchen towel. Trim the leaves and cut off the stem, then cut the cauliflower into florets of similar size.
  • Season and Roast the Cauliflower. In a large mixing bowl, add the cauliflower florets with olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss until the cauliflower is evenly coated with the seasonings.
  • Spread the seasoned cauliflower on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in a single layer.
  • Roast in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender and golden brown.
  • Make the Sauce. While the cauliflower is roasting, prepare the sauce.
  • In a saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté for about 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Pour in the low-sodium chicken broth and bring to a simmer.
  • Stir in the heavy cream, seasoning, and chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Let the sauce simmer for another 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  • Add the grated Parmesan cheese, stirring continuously until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  • Combine Cauliflower and Sauce. Once the cauliflower is roasted, add it to the sauce and stir until well combined. Garnish the dish with freshly chopped parsley.
  • Serve the Marry Me Roasted Cauliflower hot as a delightful side dish or even a main course.

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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
250kcal
Total Carbs
11g
Net Carbs
8g
Protein
8g
Fat
21g
Fiber
3g
Sugar
4g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Marry Me Roasted Cauliflower
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