Mustard Parmesan Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Janice Tovey
2 min readDec 27, 2021

Cauliflower is a delicious and nutritious superfood

A woman is baking nutritious and delicious vegetables in her oven. Potatoes, carrots and cauliflower. The kitchen smells wonderful.
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I am making a commitment to myself. I am going to eat healthier in 2022! As such, I am going to share a variety of super healthy recipes. My nutrition research has led me the vegetable we know as cauliflower. Cauliflower is loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and so much more. Cauliflower truly is a superfood.

In a previous post I shared a recipe for Superfood Cauliflower Soup. This soup is so delicious on a cold wintery day. Add a crusty loaf of bread and you have a warm, satisfying and extremely healthy meal.

Today’s recipe is Mustard Parmesan Whole Roasted Cauliflower. Just the sound of it makes my mouth water.

Today, in Ontario we are sitting at minus 7. It is cold, dreary and damp. The perfect day to heat up the oven and bake something tantalizing and delicious like Mustard Parmesan Whole Roasted Cauliflower. I might even pop some dough in my bread maker. Warm, nutritious and satisfying.

I hope you enjoy this easy to make and delicious Mustard Parmesan Whole Roasted Cauliflower.


Two large heads of cauliflower

1 clove of garlic halved

1/4 cup olive oil

4 tablespoons of Dijon mustard

Salt and pepper

1/2 of a cup of fresh parsley leaves coarsely chopped

1/4 of grated Parmesan cheese

Lemon wedges for serving


Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Position an oven rack at the bottom

Line a baking sheet with foil

Remove the leaves

Trim the stem so that it sits flat on the baking sheet

Rub the outside with the cut garlic

In a small bowl whisk together the oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, a few sprinkles of ground pepper, just 3 tablespoons of mustard.

Place cauliflower on baking sheet and brush the entire outside with the mixture.

Roast for 50 minutes to one hour. The cauliflower should looked charred and the center should be soft.

Let stand for a few minutes

Combine the parsley and Parmesan in a bowl. Brush cauliflower with remaining 1 tablespoon of mustard and sprinkle with the Parmesan mixture.

Cut the baked cauliflower into thick wedges. Serves on plates with a sprinkle of salt, some lemon wedges and any of the extra Parmesan mixture

Enjoy and stay tuned for lots more healthy and delicious recipes.

Cheers for a happy, healthy New Year!



Janice Tovey

My passion is writing. I also love reading, teaching, animals, nature, music, and humor. I am curious about everything and enjoy writing about all things.