A gluten-free and low-carb roasted cauliflower head on a white plate.

Garlic & Herb Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Whole Roasted Cauliflower gets coated in a delicious garlic and herb sauce for an impressive and easy healthy side dish recipe.  This oven roasted cauliflower head recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian, low-carb, keto and Paleo approved!

Course lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 106 kcal


  • 1 head of cauliflower leaves removed
  • 2 Tbsp. butter melted, or dairy-free butter alternative*
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasonings
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese dairy-free if needed**
  • Parsley fresh, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut and remove the leaves from the head of cauliflower.
    The chopped part of a dairy-free whole roasted cauliflower on a wooden cutting board.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the butter, oil, salt, pepper, seasonings, and crushed garlic.
  4. Place cauliflower head in a dutch oven or in a baking dish and completely coat it with the seasoning mix.
    A keto approved roasted cauliflower head brushed with delicious garlic and herb sauce.
  5. Cover cauliflower head with aluminum foil and cook in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle (vegan) Parmesan cheese all over the head of cauliflower and turn the oven to a high broil. Broil for 3-5 minutes or until cheese begins to turn a golden brown.
  7. Serve with fresh parsley and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

**If vegan and dairy-free, use a dairy-free butter alternative and vegan Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic & Herb Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 279mg 12%
Potassium 63mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 3.5%
Vitamin C 10.8%
Calcium 7.7%
Iron 2.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.