Friday, April 8, 2011

Oven Roasted Cauliflower and Asparagus

Who knew that cauliflower could taste to good. I'm not joking, I'm totally serious. I've never roasted it before, I'm used to serving it steamed. I had thoughts in my head about making it this way for a while and I finally got around to trying it. I'm so glad I did. This will be my new way of making cauliflower from now on. I happened to notice that asparagus was on sale at the store so I threw some of that in for color and interest. My kids ate this up so I'm calling it kid friendly as well. Go ahead and give this a try, I have a feeling you will like it too.

Oven Roasted Cauliflower and Asparagus

1 head of cauliflower
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder

Preheat oven to 400 F. Cut cauliflower into florets and put in a single layer in an oven-proof baking dish. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp olive oil and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over top. Put into preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until almost tender.


While the cauliflower is baking, put the asparagus in a medium sized bowl, drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil; sprinkle with salt and garlic powder. After the cauliflower has baked for 20-25 minutes add the asparagus to the pan and toss to mix everything together. Return to the oven for about 12-15 more minutes until both vegetables are tender.
Remove from oven and serve warm.

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