Roasted Cauliflower And Parmesan Zucchini Noodles
Time for a very simple and healthier meal – zucchini noodles with roasted cauliflower and parmesan cheese.
I love my pasta, but ever since I started making zucchini noodles, I’ve been hooked. Because we need to have pasta dish almost every week, I’ve been starting to substitute regular pasta in recipes with zoodles like in these Roasted Cauliflower And Parmesan Zucchini Noodles.
My husband liked the idea, too, which gave me more confidence to experiment. This is how I created these Roasted Cauliflower And Parmesan Zucchini Noodles.
I’ve made this particular recipe many times, using regular and whole wheat pasta. Zucchini noodles worked great, too.
Roasted cauliflower has been popular among veggie lovers.
It has been called cauliflower wings, popcorn, steaks in recipes, but what it is – cauliflower with a seasoning, roasted in the oven on higher temperature.
Once roasted it has great texture, tenderness and flavor.
Looking for more cauliflower recipes? Check these out – Roasted Cauliflower And Boursin Soup, Cauliflower Kale Soup and Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower.
So for this Roasted Cauliflower And Parmesan Zucchini Noodles Recipe I stir fried the zucchini noodles for a few minutes. I like them slightly cooked, not raw. Then I added roasted cauliflower, parmesan cheese, chopped parsley and some chopped almonds for extra crunch. The dish is easy and comes together in 30 minutes. Perfect for a clean weeknight meal.
Roasted Cauliflower And Parmesan Zucchini Noodles
- 1 medium head cauliflower cut into florets
- 3 tbsp olive oil — (or vegetable oil), divided
- salt and pepper to taste for roasting the cauliflower
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder — (optional)
- 2 medium zucchini spiralized
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
- 2 tbsp chopped almonds
- salt and pepper to taste
- I seasoned my pasta with additional 1 tbsp garlic infused olive oil and 1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 425 F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. In a bowl toss cauliflower with 2 tbsp oil, salt and pepper to taste. Spread over baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes, until browned and tender.
In the mean time, heat 1 tbsp oil in a large pan over medium meat and add zucchini noodles. Cook, stirring frequently for 4-5 minutes. Do not burn. Once you add salt to the noodles, they will release some liquid. Season noodles with salt and pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder (optional, you can use garlic olive oil instead), raw apple cider vinegar (optional).
Divide noodles between 2 bowls. Top with cauliflower florets. Add parmesan cheese, parsley and chopped almonds.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 389, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 437mg, Potassium: 765mg, Carbohydrates: 12g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 14g, Vitamin A: 660%, Vitamin C: 60.9%, Calcium: 366%, Iron: 1.6%
Roasted Cauliflower And Boursin Soup
This is such a gorgeous dish, Mira! I’ve never actually made zucchini noodles before, so I definitely need to try this (and get a spiralizer). I love the roasted caulifor in here. Sucha perfect dish! Pinned, of course! 🙂
Thanks Gayle! Hope you like it!!!
Roasted cauliflower is just amazing, isn’t it! It totally changes the flavour and that crispy texture….Mmmmm! I have never heard it called cauliflower wings before, but I am totally calling them that from now on.
This looks so good! I LOVE roasted cauliflower but I haven’t tried zoodles yet – this makes me want to go out and buy a spiraler right now!
I have yet to make my own zucchini noodles! I have no idea what is holding me back. This recipe sounds good enough to give me the nudge I need. Love the roasted cauliflower!
I rarely roast my cauliflower and clearly I’m doing it all wrong! These noodles look incredible! Pinning 🙂
This looks so beautiful, Mira! I love roasted cauliflower and zucchini noodles and they sound perfect together! So healthy and delicious!
Isn’t zucchini awesome in pasta and noddles??!! This looks amazing Mira, the roasted cauliflower is love!!
I am actually not a big pasta fan – but I do love zoodles! And Mira this is a wonderful recipe – love that you added in cauliflower! And – your pictures are gorgeous!
All my favourite ingredients in one dish, well done
Mira, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I’m always down for simple and healthy!!! and these zucchini noodles with roasted cauliflower looks divine!!!!
Thanks Alice! I knew you are gonna like it!
Ahhh looks beautiful, with delicious simple ingredients!!! Can’t wait to try this one!!!
This looks simply amazing!! We’ve just discovered zucchini noodles and I was pleasantly surprised the whole family liked them!
This looks like a fantastic and healthy dinner! I love zucchini noodles!
This is a delicious vegetarian meal. I’m loving the roasted cauliflower and all the delicious flavors.
After I got the spiralizer a year ago, haven’t looked back! Zoodles are the best. And I love all that parm on top! It’s hard to miss the pasta when all that yummy stuff is there too!
I just got a spiralizer for Christmas and I am chomping to use it! Especially now – this recipe looks fabulous! All the flavors I love…I believe it would be difficult to miss the pasta when you have all this tasty goodness going on!
These zucchini noodles look delicious, Mira! Love the roasted cauliflower – I’m definitely going to try that! I really to buy a spiralizer! 🙂
I LOVE both cauliflower and zoodles, but I have never thought to combine the two! Thankfully I have you to think of these amazing ideas for me! This dish looks absolutely delicious, Mira! I am totally making this for dinner this week! Pinned! Cheers, my dear!
I’m with ya, Mira! I loovvvve pasta too…. but it doesn’t love me! Good thing we can spirialize! Love the roasted cauli you added too. Such a delicious recipe my dear! Thank you for this!
Love, love, love this! Ever since the first time I used my spiralizer, I was hooked! Now all I want to do it make veggie noodles, so I’m lovin’ this recipe. Pinning and definitely making!
Hope you like them Kathleen 🙂 I love my spiralizer, too!
I absolutely love roasted cauli mira and could eat it by itself. I’ve got to try it your way. A perfect healthy pasta substitute for the new year 🙂
Looks so yummy and super healthy 😀 Love easy meals like this that are full of nutrition!
Delicious, easy, and healthy! My three favorite words when describing a recipe. Keep these zuch noodle recipe comin’ – I love!
Thanks Melissa! Hope you are doing well!
Wow! I just made this for dinner using some yellow summer squash from the farmers market. I read the recipe and thought it sounded delicious. Boy was I right!! So light and the seasonings are perfect! I love the addition of apple cider vinegar. I’ll be making this one again and again. Even my 21 month old ate it up! Thank you!
Glad you like it Shelly!
Zucchini spirals and roasted Cauliflower was absolutely delicious and simple to make. Thank you very much.
Loved it – next time I need to lighten the red pepper flakes (hubby is a whimp)
Great! Now I need to make these again for myself! Yes, you can just add the red pepper to your bowl next time 🙂
OMG! We just finished eating dinner and this was the star! Hubby loved it too!! The red pepper flakes give it just a bit of zip and the roasted cauliflower added something special to the zoodles. I had Pecorino Romano on hand so used that and added just a bit of onion powder along with the garlic powder. YUM! Thanks for a great recipe, this is definitely being added to our meal plans.
Glad you liked these! They are my favorite!