Curry Whole Roasted Cauliflower

I never liked cauliflower as a kid. Now I absolutely love it, especially roasted. It really takes on any flavor profile you want to give it while having a wonderful texture. Roasting it whole is even better! It’s simple and looks like a showstopper on a table. So this version with loads of curry powder and seasoning is just perfect for a side dish that comes together in minutes.

All I did was remove the stem and leaves from the bottom of the cauliflower head. Then I seasoned it generously with curry powder, salt and pepper. Finally, I just slathered it in lots of olive oil and worked everything in well with my hands. It cooked for an hour covered with foil so that it cooked through and got tender before the top became burnt. Then it cooked uncovered for another 30 minutes to crisp up the top.

When it came out of the oven, it was a thing of beauty. It was golden brown, smelled heavenly and tasted even better than it looked. I sliced it into 6 larger pieces like a cake to go on the side of some chicken and salad! All of the curry powder gave it a nice kick without it being overpowering, and it was so tender in the middle while being slightly crisp on top. Hope you all enjoy this simple side too! xoxo

Curry Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Curry Whole Roasted Cauliflower
5 from 1 vote
Curry Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Curry Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins

A gorgeous side dish with a whole cauliflower roasted in lots of olive oil, curry powder and seasoning. So simple and flavorful!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Curry Whole Roasted Cauliflower, Side Dishes
Servings: 6
Calories: 90 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 and line a sheet tray with foil. Take the cauliflower head and cut out the bottom stalk, removing the leaves as well. Place it on the tray and evenly season it with the curry powder, salt and pepper. Pour the olive oil over it and work it all into the cauliflower with your hands. Cover it with more foil so that it steams. Roast it for an hour. Then remove the foil and roast it for another 30 minutes so that the top gets a little crisp. Slice it and serve immediately with your main course! Enjoy!!

Nutrition Facts
Curry Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.5g13%
Saturated Fat 1.2g8%
Sodium 790mg34%
Potassium 175mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1.1g1%
Protein 1.2g2%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.