Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower

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Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

If you’re on a low carb diet such as the 17 Day Diet or Keto Diet, you know that cauliflower will be your best friend. This Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower recipe is going to be your jam!

If you’re not a fan of cauliflower, you better cozy up because she’s featured in a ton of low carb recipes!

Most who aren’t fans of cauliflower get used to the flavor, so keep trying if you’re not initially excited about this new friendship!

Cauliflower is a versatile veggie you can use as a low-carb substitute

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower Recipe – A Word About Cheese!

If you’re like me and a cheese freak, you’ll love the salty Parmesan on these veggies! Honestly, I think all veggies (for the most part) taste better with cheese!

When you’re on the 17 Day Diet, cheese is allowed in moderation, so don’t let this stop you from making this Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower recipe!

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Plus, Parmesan packs in a ton of flavor without having to use a ton of it.

This 4C Grated Cheese brand is one of my favorites! One of the reasons why I love this brand is because they don’t add any cellulose in their cheese.

Parmesan cheese gives any flavor a nutty, salty bite

17 Day Diet Friendly Recipe

This Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower recipe is low carb and low fat, so it’s perfect for the 17 Day Diet.

If you want to spice things up a bit, you might want to experiment with adding a few other seasonings such as chili powder, paprika, chili flakes or a warm curry seasoning!

Add warm spices to your dishes to deepen the flavors!

Remember, flavor is everything when it comes to losing weight with the 17 Day Diet! If you want to liven up this dish and make it as fresh as possible, add a squeeze of lemon to it after it’s finished roasting.

It’ll be perfection, I promise!

Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan

Other Low-Carb Cauliflower Recipes

If you’re all about the low carb lifestyle and cauliflower is your best friend, here are a few other dishes you might enjoy:

More Low Carb Side Dish Recipes

Here are a few more ideas for side dishes that are low carb to help with your weight loss while still keeping dinner time fun and yummy!

If you make this dish, make sure you stop back by to review the recipe below. Plus, if you take photos, make sure you tag me on Instagram @17ddblog


Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan
Yield: 4

Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Tender roasted cauliflower topped with yummy Parmesan cheese!


  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley leaves (optional)
  • Lemon wedges for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cauliflower, cheese, garlic cloves, garlic powder, salt and pepper and olive oil. Toss to mix.
  3. Transfer the cauliflower to a small nonstick baking dish.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, tossing once half way through, or until lightly browned and crisp-tender.
  5. Garnish with parsley (optional).
  6. Garnish with lemon wedges (optional).
  7. Serve immediately.


Approved for:

17 Day Diet - all cycles

17 Day Kickstart Diet - all phases (omit cheese on 3-Day Srub and 4-Day Soak Up)

Keto Diet

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7 thoughts on “Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower”

  1. I’ve found I have to use slightly more olive oil than the recipe states to get the parmesan to stick well when choosing but otherwise we have had this dish a few times and loved it.


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