Super Easy Roasted Ranch Cauliflower

[I wrote this post as part of my compensated ambassadorship with Hidden Valley Ranch’s Love Your Veggies program; this post contains affiliate links, which help me buy more cauliflower.]

I just made this for lunch:

Easy Roasted Ranch Cauliflower in a bow, with ranch seasoning packet.

If you like Hidden Valley Ranch on your salad, you’ll love the tangy flavor on roasted cauliflower!

To be honest, I hate cutting cauliflower as much as I love eating it. So to keep this recipe quick and easy, I cut the cauliflower as soon as I buy it. I use one of these, which cores an entire head of cauliflower in one quick step.

Easy Roasted Ranch Cauliflower cauliflower corer

I’ve been working on this bag for almost two weeks, with not a brown spot in sight. The trick is, after I cut the cauliflower into bite-sized florets and wash them, I let them drain as much as possible. Then I put them into a big zipper bag and stick a folded paper towel in there to absorb moisture. I push as much air out of the bag as I can, and – as my son Jake would say – wa-LA!

Cauliflower florets in a bag.

If you like a really intense ranch flavor, use more ranch powder. If you like a lighter taste, use less. And my husband puts in a little hot sauce, which my daughter loves too! Definitely not for me. But go ahead and experiment!

Easy Roasted Ranch Cauliflower
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Super simple to make, delicious, and healthy!
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 30 minutes
Easy Roasted Ranch Cauliflower
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Rating: 5
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Super simple to make, delicious, and healthy!
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 30 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper (keeps cauliflower from sticking and burning)
  3. Toss all ingredients in a bowl until cauliflower is coated
  4. Place coated cauliflower in a single layer on the pan
  5. If there’s any ranch/breadcrumb mix left in the bowl, sprinkle over the cauliflower
  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes on middle oven rack, checking after 20 minutes to see if florets are cooked (I like to stir them around after 15 minutes to make sure one side doesn’t get too dark)
  7. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If you hate cutting cauliflower as much as I do, you need a cauliflower corer! It removes the entire center in one step, leaving you with florets and only a little bit of trimming to do.

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Roasted Ranch Cauliflower on baking pan; "Easy Roasted Ranch Cauliflower"

Comments

  1. elissapr says

    LOVE roasted cauliflower…it’s a big hit in my house. Next time, add grated parm to the breadcrumbs. YUM.

  2. Jessica says

    Thank you for your advice on storing ready to cook cauliflower! I have two whole heads taking up way too much room in our small refrigerator. I’ll have to try roasting it your way soon.

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