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Best Ever Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Best Ever Whole Roasted Cauliflower

This Whole Roasted Cauliflower will convert anyone into a cauliflower lover. Baked to perfection with a crust of mayo, parmesan, lemon, dijon & spices turns this plain veggie into a tender, delectable meal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 lemon, juice & zest
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp chili powder


  • Preheat oven to 385 degrees.
  • Prep the cauliflower by using a sharp knife to remove outer leaves and outer core.
  • Rub the cauliflower with olive or avocado oil and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake in a cast iron skillet or baking dish for 30 minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine: mayo, dijon, salt, pepper, lemon juice & zest, parmesan cheese, paprika and chili powder.
  • Remove cauliflower from oven and uncover. Using a spoon, spread the mixture all over until the outside of the cauliflower is coated. Depending on the size of the cauliflower, there may be extra sauce.
  • Bake the cauliflower, uncovered, for another 30 minutes.
  • Slice like a cake and serve with lemon wedges.
Keyword cauliflower, roasted