Easy Blue Cheese Roasted Cauliflower for Holiday Meals Recipe

Searching for an easy, yet elegant and audaciously flavorfully side dish for your next holiday meal? Our Roasted Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette is a sure-to-please pairing with whatever roast, fish or fowl is headlining your celebratory dinner – in fact, it could steal the show!

With only a couple of convenient ingredients, less than five minutes of prep time, and hands-off roasting in the oven, a humble head of cauliflower can be elevated into a standout side dish, sure to collect compliments from even the most discerning of food critics at your table. Roasted Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette might just become your new Thanksgiving, Christmas or other holiday meal tradition.

Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Crumbles & Dressing

Even on busy weeknights, this versatile vegetable dish is a no-stress, no-brainer way to boost veggie portions on family member’s plates. My kids have always loved roasted cauliflower and call it “baked brains” – I have to agree that it’s a smart choice!

A liberal tossing with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette before roasting serves as a flavor-maximizing marinade while additional blue cheese crumbles sprinkled on before serving elevates this cruciferous vegetable to the next level! The award-winning blue cheese and blue cheese dressings from Litehouse Foods are a home chef’s little secret to adding big flavor in a short amount of time. Sprinkle on or stir into pasta, potatoes, pizza, salads and side dishes such as this. Enjoy!

Roasted Cauliflower with Blue Cheese

Serves 6 | Finish in 30 minutes
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Take cauliflower to the next level with blue cheese. This easy yet elegant side dish recipe is the perfect pairing for your holiday meal headliner, a new tradition!

Ingredients

  • 1 large head Cauliflower
  • 1 cup Litehouse Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Salt and pepper 
  • 2 ounces Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp. Litehouse Freeze-Dried Thyme

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 9” x 13” rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Remove leaves and core from cauliflower, break or cut into bite-sized pieces. 
  3. Add cauliflower pieces to bowl and add vinaigrette, stir until coated.
  4. Pour out cauliflower onto prepared baking sheet, in single layer. Drizzle with any dressing that remains in bowl.
  5. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  6. Roast in 400F oven for approximately 25 minutes, turning half-way through with spatula. Cauliflower will be done when florets are softened and turning lightly brown at edges.
  7. Transfer cauliflower to serving bowl or platter, drizzle with dressing left on baking sheet. 
  8. Sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles and thyme (optional), toss lightly.

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