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Whole Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan

roasted cauliflower



1/4 c. lemon juice
2 Tbs Kosher salt (plus more for taste)
1 large head cauliflower, stem trimmed
1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
2 c.of your favorite marinara sauce
1 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella
Fresh Basil leaves, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Bring 10 cups water, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons salt to a boil in a large pot. Add cauliflower and return to a boil. Reduce to a gentle simmer and place a plate on top of the cauliflower to keep it submerged.
  2. Simmer until a knife easily inserts into the center, about 12 minutes. Using 2 slotted spoons or a mesh spider, transfer cauliflower to a small rimmed baking sheet and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Using a brush, spread oil on cauliflower. Season with salt and pepper. Roast, rotating sheet halfway through, until golden all over, about 25 minutes.
  4. Top cauliflower with marinara and mozzarella. Change oven to broil until cheese is melted, about 3 minutes.
  5. Top with basil before serving.


Recipe and image source:Laura Rege-

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