Roasted Cauliflower With Whipped Goat Cheese

Prep Time: 1½ Hours

Yields: 6–8 Servings


Serve this tasty roasted cauliflower dish as an appetizer or even as a side dish to accompany beef, pork or poultry.

Ingredients for Roasted Cauliflower:

1 head cauliflower, leaves removed

2½ cups dry white wine

⅓ cup olive oil

¼ cup kosher salt

3 tbsps fresh lemon juice

3 tbsps unsalted butter

1 tbsp red pepper flakes

1 tbsp granulated sugar

1 tbsp granulated garlic

3 sprigs lemon thyme

1 bay leaf

8 cups water

Ingredients for Whipped Goat Cheese:

4 ounces fresh goat cheese

3 ounces cream cheese

3 ounces feta cheese

⅓ cup heavy whipping cream

2 tbsps olive oil, divided

olive oil to drizzle

salt to taste


Preheat oven to 475°F. In a large saucepot, bring all ingredients for roasting cauliflower except cauliflower to a boil over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower, reduce heat and cook 15–20 minutes or until a knife easily inserts into center, turning occasionally. Using a mesh spider or slotted spoon, remove cauliflower and allow to drain well. Transfer cauliflower to a rimmed baking sheet. Roast in oven 30–40 minutes or until brown all over, rotating baking sheet half way through cooking process. While cauliflower is roasting, prepare whipped goat cheese. In the bowl of a food processor, blend together goat cheese, cream cheese, feta, heavy whipping cream and 1½ tablespoons olive oil. Season to taste using salt. Transfer whipped goat cheese to a small serving bowl and drizzle with remaining ½ tablespoon olive oil. Remove cauliflower from oven and transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle with olive oil then season to taste with salt. Serve as an appetizer or side dish with whipped goat cheese.