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Crack Cauliflower {The Best Ranch Roasted Cauliflower}

Perfect oven-roasted cauliflower in 30-minutes! My Crack Cauliflower recipe is the BEST ranch roasted cauliflower served as a healthy dinner side dish in our home. If you're a fan of my Crack Broccoli recipe or even my Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts, you'll easily fall in love with this recipe, too.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword ranch cauliflower, roasted cauliflower
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 152kcal


  • 30 oz cauliflower florets
  • cup oil
  • 2 tsp ranch seasoning dry powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • tsp red pepper flakes


  • Whisk together oil, ranch seasoning, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  • Add cauliflower florets. Toss well in mixture.
  • Spread onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake in 375°F oven for 30 minutes.
  • Toss almonds in bowl with any remaining oil, only adding a splash if needed.
  • Spread onto sheet pan and bake for 1-3 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • Serve roasted cauliflower with freshly chopped parsley, parmesan cheese, and almonds.


  • CARAMELIZATION: Toss the cauliflower well in the oil mixture to ensure it roasts evenly in the oven. TIP: Don’t overcrowd the pan as this will result in vegetables that steam. The key trick is to give them enough space on the pan to allow air to circulate and to crisp it.
  • EXTRA CRISPY: Turn the oven to high broil and broil the tops to the desired texture. Flip them over to crisp the other side as well.
  • REHEATING: Place florets on baking sheet. Reheat in 300°F oven for 5-7 minutes or until heated through. Alternatively, reheat in the microwave or a skillet on the stovetop.
  • STORING: Store in container in refrigerator for 2-3 days.


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 427mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg