20-minute Skillet Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower

This Parmesan garlic cauliflower is ready in just 20 minutes. Serve with chicken, beef or eat as a light lunch. So delicious!

I don’t know about you, but it feels like this is the first time I’ve sat down in weeks. WEEKS.

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It was as if I blinked and all of a sudden it two weeks before Christmas and I had to go-go-go and buckle down to get my Christmas shopping, decorating and cookie making in check. As you probably know, I’ve been a little absent and I apologize for that but I got wrapped up  in all things Christmas and planning for hosting not one but three family gatherings, that I found myself with little time to sit down and blog. Wah!

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But I’m back and with a yummy simple recipe for you too! A slightly spicy, majorly garlicky and cheesy cauliflower skillet side dish that I love oh-so-much. Oh and it’s ready in 20 minutes.

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It doesn’t get any more simple than this.

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Start by breaking down a whole head of cauliflower into small florets.

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Melt two tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

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Tip in the cauli, toss in the butter/olive oil and season with salt before spreading it out into an even layer.

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Cook for 3 to 4 minutes without disturbing it…

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Once a golden crust forms, give it a stir and repeat.

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Meanwhile mince up 4 cloves of fresh garlic.

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Once all toasty golden…

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…and fork tender (about 10-12 minutes)…

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…add in all that minced garlic. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.

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Lastly, season with a 1/4 teaspoon of chili pepper flakes…

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…and a quarter cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Toss the cauli in the cheese until it’s melted and throughout. And wah-la! That’s all folks.

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Serve with fresh cracked black pepper, chopped parsley and more Parmesan if desired. Which in my house it’s always desired.

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I may or may not have ate this as lunch the next day.

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So good it can be its own  main dish. 😉

Ps. Caramelized cauliflower is the bestest.

The End.

Enjoy! And if you give this Garlic Cauliflower recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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20-minute Skillet Parmesan + Garlic Cauliflower

This Parmesan garlic cauliflower is ready in just 20 minutes. Serve with chicken, beef or eat as a light lunch. So delicious!

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

4 cloves minced fresh garlic

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

Melt the butter with the olive oil in a large 10 or 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot add in the cauliflower, season with salt, toss and spread into an even layer and cook for 3 to 4 minutes undisturbed. Stir and repeat until the cauliflower is fork tender.

Reduce the temperature to medium-low, add in the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Next, add in the pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese. Toss until the cheese has melted and serve with seasoned with black pepper, chopped parsley and more Parmesan if desired.

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10 Responses to “20-minute Skillet Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower”

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    Liz@Virtually Homemade — December 29, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Perfect! That is exactly how I cook my broccoli, cauliflower and brussels sprouts. So easy and delicious.

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    Millie | Add A Little — December 29, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Looks so simple but full of flavour!

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    E — December 29, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    I think some of the photos with the metal spoon in should be rotated 90 degrees clockwise?

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    Patricia @ ButterYum — December 29, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Oh yes, totally the bestest!

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    Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire — December 29, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    yum, this sounds soooo good! I definitely want to try this asap! The only thing I would change is add more chili flakes cause I like mah food spic-AY!!

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    Jen — April 15, 2015 at 1:33 am

    this was excellent! i love cauliflower, but my husband and kids eat it reluctantly… they LOVED this. it’s so easy and super savory. this will definitely be a go-to favorite for us! thanks laurie…another winner for me and my family 😉

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    Heather — March 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Love this recipe! I loved cauliflower and this was quick and easy! My family gave thumbs up so this will become part of a regular rotation.

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — March 25th, 2017 @ 10:49 am

      So glad, Heather!:)

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    Denise — February 4, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    This dish was absolutely amazing and so easy!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — February 17th, 2018 @ 9:57 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, Denise!

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