One of my favorite vegetables is cauliflower. Never in a million years did I think I would say that, but it’s true! Cauliflower is so versatile and the possibilities with this vegetable are endless. My Roasted Cauliflower with Butter Sauce is the perfect side dish for any meal. Crispy cauliflower coated in delicious herbed butter sauce is heaven in each bite. This is a Weight Watcher friendly recipe and each serving is 4 SmartPoints.
Cauliflower is a vegetable I didn’t grow up eating. In fact, I’m pretty sure I didn’t actually try cauliflower until I started cooking journey by joining Weight Watchers. Now, I can’t get enough cauliflower! It’s like a secret weapon for me when I’m cooking. I use cauliflower in place of potatoes and rice and when cooked right, you can’t even tell there is a substitute!
A while back I was making a pasta dish for dinner and wanted the perfect side dish to pair with the dish. Since I was making pasta, I knew I needed to make a side dish that was lighter in carbs. I absolutely love roasting vegetables in the oven and one of my favorite vegetables to roast is cauliflower. My other favorite is carrots. If you roast cauliflower in the oven just right, it gets perfectly crispy. I could eat roasted cauliflower by itself but for this recipe I wanted to take it up a notch by adding a delicious herb butter sauce to the cauliflower.
This recipe is no fuss and easy to make. To start, remove the stem and leaves from the cauliflower then slice the cauliflower into 1 inch pieces. Add the cauliflower to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, drizzle the top of the cauliflower with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Roast for 35-40 minutes until the cauliflower is crispy.
While the cauliflower is roasting, melt butter in a small sauce pan. Add dried Italian seasonings and red pepper flakes to the melted butter. Bring the butter to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until the butter has browned, about 15 minutes. Let the butter cool and add fresh lemon juice. Pour the butter over the roasted cauliflower and garnish with fresh basil.
Roasted Cauliflower with Butter Sauce is the perfect side dish for any meal. Crispy cauliflower coated in delicious herbed butter sauce is heaven in each bite. So delicious you will convert those non-cauliflower eaters to love cauliflower! Only 7 carbs and 4 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving!
I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!