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Italian Style Lemony-Roasted Cauliflower Bites | superman cooks

Italian Style Roasted Cauliflower Bites

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Italian-American


All the flavor of classic Itallian fried veggies with a lot less guilt! These Lemony Roasted Cauliflower bites are a great savory snack or side dish.



  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 1/2 C Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 C milk
  • 1 C flour, divided
  • 1/2 C grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • fresh parsley


  1. Cut cauliflower into small florets (the smaller the floret the better it will roast).
  2. Preheat oven to 425°, and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine milk, egg and 1/2 cup flour and mix until it forms a thin pancake batter consistency.
  4. In a large ziplock bag (or large container with lid), combine bread crumbs, cheese, garlic powder and remaining flour.
  5. Strain cauliflower so that is still wet but not swimming in the batter and add to the crumb mixture. Toss very well until evenly coated.
  6. Transfer to lined baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes. Time will depend on size of florets. They should be golden brown and fork tender.
  7. While this is baking, combine butter with juice from 1 lemon and mix together until combined. Add 1 tsp fresh chopped parsley and set aside to be used for dipping.
  8. Remove cauliflower from oven and squeeze juice from remaining lemons (It may seem like a lot but it makes this dish using a lot).
  9. Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with chopped parsley.

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