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Super Easy Ranch Roasted Cauliflower

[I wrote this post as part of my compensated ambassadorship with Hidden Valley Ranch’s Love Your Veggies program.]

I just made this for lunch:

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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. In fact, 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!

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The Recipe

The rest is super simple. You will need:

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-6 teaspoons Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix, depending on how intense you want the ranch flavor to be
  • 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs

 

Instructions:

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  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper (keeps cauliflower from sticking and burning)
  • Toss all ingredients in a bowl until cauliflower is well-coated
  • Place coated cauliflower in a single layer on the pan
  • If there’s any ranch/breadcrumb mix left in the bowl, sprinkle over the cauliflower
  • 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)
  • Enjoy!

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4 Responses to “Super Easy Ranch Roasted Cauliflower”

  1. elissapr on June 9th, 2012 12:17 am
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    LOVE roasted cauliflower…it’s a big hit in my house. Next time, add grated parm to the breadcrumbs. YUM.

  2. Jessica on June 9th, 2012 9:57 am
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    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.

    Amy Reply:

    @Jessica: Oh yeah, that’s the other big benefit! So much smaller to store when cut up.

  3. Jill L on June 10th, 2012 12:23 pm
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    This looks really tasty. I’m always looking to change up my usual steamed cauliflower. Thanks.

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