roasted cauliflower with brown butter & pepper

While I was at the coop doing my weekly shopping trip, I couldn’t decide what vegetable to serve with one of our meals. While I plan all meals ahead of time, I often leave a “vegetable” open to see if there is anything on sale, something new I want to try, or that looks particularly good at the time. As I was aimlessly wandering around the produce section I remembered the cauliflower, sage & brown butter I made and also remembered a tip in Saveur Magazine that suggested to include fresh pepper in the cooking process, instead of just adding it at the end. It makes the pepper very fragrant and SO flavorful.

So this dish was born and as with most of my vegetables, simplicity is key. I prefer to let the vegetables shine through – they are delicious just as they are.

Roasted Cauliflower with Brown Butter & Pepper

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 Tbsp butter (I used earth balance)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • salt

Pre-heat oven 400° F. Slice cauliflower in 1″ slices (some will crumble apart, that is fine) Add to sheet pan or glass pan sprayed with cooking spray. Season with salt. Roast for about 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.

Meanwhile heat butter and olive oil in large pan. When hot, add fresh ground pepper and continue to heat until it turns brown. Drizzle over cauliflower.



Filed under grocery shopping, Recipes, Uncategorized, vegan, vegetables, whole foods

9 responses to “roasted cauliflower with brown butter & pepper

  1. thehealthyjunky

    Love cauliflower, and I also love the fact that your recipes are so gosh darn simple and easy to make 🙂

  2. Okay, this looks so good. I have been craving vegetables like crazy! Roasted veggies are the best but I don’t think I’ve ever roasted Cauliflower. I know what will be in my near roasting future!

  3. Chelsea Ward

    This looks so easy and savory. I love the idea of adding the pepper while cooking, great way to intensify the flavor. I’ll be adding cauliflower to my grocery list now…

  4. I started roasting cauliflower a while ago just out of the blue, and I fell in love…hard! I couldn’t believe how delicious it was!!!

  5. great tip emily! can’t wait to try roasting with pepper + cauliflower.

  6. actorsdiet

    looks great – i love cauliflower and the idea of adding the black pepper to the butter and then drizzling over it all – simple and new!

  7. Kate

    cauliflower is one veggie i almost never buy. i’m not sure why. i don’t even think i really know what it tastes like. perhaps i need to give your recipe a whirl!

  8. Your presentation is beautiful! I love roasted cauliflower and can’t wait to try the black pepper trick.

  9. Huh, I’ve always cut the floret off without thinking of slicing and roasting. Very clever! This dish looks like a great way to incorporate veggies. I, too, like to keep my veggies “open” to see what’s on sale 🙂

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