Roasted Cauliflower and White Beans

Roasted Cauliflower and White Beans

I’m always look for new side dishes. Unique side dishes that stand out among the rest. I love cauliflower, yet hardly ever cook with it. For some reason I was compelled to pick up a head of cauliflower, and after a little browsing around the internet for ideas I made this roasted cauliflower with white beans. First off, I would have never thought to roast cauliflower OR white beans. This is a hearty side dish and to be honest you could easily skip a carb with this hearty side dish.

Roasted Cauliflower and White Beans

This side dish would compliment turkey as well. If your looking for a last minute side dish you might want to give this one a try. The earthy-ness of the rosemary screams fall/winter time (to me)! Whether or not you make it for Thanksgiving I highly suggest giving this side dish a try sometime soon.

Adapted from: Everyday Food, November 2011 

Roasted Cauliflower and White Beans

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6


  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Pecorino Romano
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 15oz. can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp red-pepper flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. While the oven is preheating toss the chopped cauliflower with one tablespoon olive oil. Place on baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes.
  3. While the cauliflower is roasting; in a small bowl combine one teaspoon of olive oil, panko breadcrumbs, grated pecorino romano, and rosemary. Set to the side.
  4. Remove the cauliflower from the oven and toss white beans, red pepper flakes, crushed garlic, and lemon zest. Once the roasted cauliflower is well tossed top with the panko mixture.
  5. Place the cauliflower back in the oven for 5 minutes or until panko turns golden brown.
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  1. I love everything about this recipe!! Especially the beans. YUM!

  2. Okay, next time I make roasted cauliflower, I am totally adding beans and cheese!

  3. This sounds fantastic! I like cauliflower, too, but rarely make it at home – need to change that, because this looks fab!

  4. I love roasted cauliflower! Definitely need to try the addition of white beans!

  5. Great side! Healthy but looks oh so tasty :)


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