Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower is an easy vegetable side dish that goes great with any meal. This healthy roasted cauliflower recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and so delicious! We make it at least once a week!

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted vegetables are my FAVORITE. I might even like them more than cookies. I know, that is a BIG statement, but I eat roasted vegetables almost every single day. I crave them every day and LOVE them every day. My day isn’t complete without roasted vegetables.

I love roasting a variety of roasted vegetables, my Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls are a staple, but sometimes I like sticking to one vegetable. It is nice to give one vegetable the spotlight from time to time. One of my very favorite roasted vegetables is cauliflower. I am obsessed with all things cauliflower and roasted cauliflower is my favorite, especially this Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower.

This roasted cauliflower recipe comes from the cookbook, Pretty Simple Cooking, written by A Couple Cooks, my blogging friends. I am SO in love with their new cookbook, it is filled with 100 delicious vegetarian recipes that are all simple to make. I am always looking for new vegetarian recipes and this cookbook is a winner!

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

How to Roast Cauliflower

Roasting cauliflower is easy and turns an ordinary vegetable into an addicting vegetable. Yes, vegetables can be addicting. After you try this oven roasted cauliflower, you will know what I am talking about. You will be reaching for a plate of roasted cauliflower instead of a bag of chips or stack of cookies:)

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. You want the oven to nice and hot so the cauliflower can roast and get crispy.
  • Make sure you cut the cauliflower into florets that are all the same size. You want the florets to be the same size so the cauliflower roasts evenly.
  • Flavor the cauliflower with garlic, cumin, paprika, turmeric, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper.
  • Make sure the cauliflower is well coated with olive oil so the cauliflower will get crispy in the oven.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat so the cauliflower doesn’t stick to the pan and for easy clean up.
  • Roast the cauliflower in the oven for 25-35 minutes, stirring once. I like to roast my vegetables for a little longer because I like them extra crispy.

This Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower is a fantastic vegetable side dish. Serve it with pasta, meat, seafood, add it to a salad, or eat it as a healthy snack. I have been eating it for lunch almost every single day. It is one of my favorite vegetables!

You will love the turmeric kick. You can find turmeric at almost any grocery store in the spice aisle. Turmeric is bright yellow in color and is the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and contains a yellow-colored chemical called curcumin, which helps decrease swelling and inflammation.

The next time you are going to roast up some cauliflower, make Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower. You will love this easy, heathy, and delicious vegetable side dish.

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And make sure you check out Pretty Simple Cooking for LOTS of healthy and delicious recipes!

How to Make Roasted Cauliflower

Tumeric Roasted Cauliflower

This easy roasted cauliflower is a fantastic side to pasta, meat, or seafood. It also makes a great healthy snack.
4.67 from 27 votes


  • 1 large head cauliflower about 2 pounds
  • 4 medium garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Chop the cauliflower into florets. Peel and mince the garlic.
  • In a large bowl, mix the cauliflower and garlic with the olive oil, cumin, paprika, turmeric, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat, then place the cauliflower in a single layer on the baking sheet. Roast for 25-35 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender and browned, stirring once. Serve immediately.
  • Note-you can swap the red pepper flakes for 1 Fresno chile pepper, seeds removed, and minced if you wish.


Calories: 107kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 628mg, Potassium: 462mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 285IU, Vitamin C: 70.2mg, Calcium: 42mg, Iron: 1.2mg
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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I just love their cookbook. Everything I’ve made so far has been FAB! This cauliflower is next on my list!

  2. 4 stars
    Well, this is my first visit to your blog! Your blog provided us valuable information .You have done a marvelous job

  3. Maria, thank you so SO MUCH for featuring Pretty Simple Cooking! I’m so glad you loved this cauliflower: it’s one of the favorites in our household too! You’ve been such a support behind the book: THANK YOU for your kind words! And I look forward to seeing you soon 🙂

    1. Love the cauliflower and LOVE the book! SO happy for you! Congrats! Can’t wait to see you next month! xo

  4. Maria, love your recipes! Just a little FYI, there’s an African restaurant here in Houston, #PeliPeliKitchen, that does a side dish of roasted cauliflower with a honey sriracha drizzle… omg, absolutely the best thing I have ever tasted!!  If you like a little spice, this is a must try…

  5. This recipe sounds good, except for the large amount of minced garlic -wouldn’t that just burn at such a high temp for this amount of time?

  6. 4 stars
    Absolutely loved it, I like a little spicy but it was a bit too spicy for me so I may just only use half the red pepper flakes that it calls for- I’m addicted- I’ve never been a fan of  cauliflower but this dish is amazing- wish I could get the calories and sodium levels for this recipe , that would be wonderful 

  7. 4 stars
    I made this recipe for the first time.  The cauliflower was beautifully cooked and had a subtle tang because of the recommended seasonings.  Our company loved this recipe as well.  It was quick, easy, and healthy.  I will definitely be making this on a regular basis. 

  8. 5 stars
    My family and I absolutely love this recipe.  Roasting the cauliflower brings out the taste of the cauliflower and the turmeric and spices make it bursting with flavor.  This is indeed one of my favorite cauliflower recipes.  Thank you.

  9. 5 stars
    Today Will be the second time I have cooked from this recipe. First time I included sweet potatoes. Both vegetables were delicious.

  10. 5 stars
    Amazon I am a food lover and this is really amazing and unique TUMERIC ROASTED CAULIFLOWER recipes. I will try this.

  11. could you prep this the night before? Will it taste too “turmuricy”?
    thanks! so glad I found your site!!!

  12. 5 stars
    This is an amazing dish. I have also used it for Cauliflower Stakes and on roasted carrots with th mixtures

  13. 5 stars
    This was even better than I expected! So flavorful, I make it a lot now. My new favorite way to fix cauliflower. Thank you for the recipe!

  14. Love this dish but found it a bit too salty. Will make it again and cut the salt in half or will add more cauliflower. Maybe mine wasn’t big enough. Thank you!!

  15. 5 stars
    I had never tried roasting cauliflower with turmeric. I did so recently with this recipe and it made for a lovely side dish with salmon. This was very easy to make and a great healthy accompaniment to any main dish.

  16. Thanks for sharing! love your recipe! I learned about turmeric from iahas.com, and since then, I have been a big fan of this spice. I will add your blog to my list.
    Keep posting such great stuff.