Pan Roasted Cauliflower

Family favorite cauliflower dish. Paired with gentle seasoning and isn't shy with the breadcrumbs and pine nuts.

Pan Roasted Cauliflower

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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup  pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup  olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons  fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon  sumac (optional)
  • 1/2 cup  fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 handful parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon  kosher salt, plus a few pinches
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup  golden sultana raisins chopped
  • Freshly grated pecorino


  • Cut the florets off the stems and and then chop them into tiny florets. You can also chop up the stems into tiny pieces if you want. You should have about 6 cups of chopped cauliflower.
  • In a large sauté pan, toast the pine nuts over medium low heat. Once toasted and fragrant, remove them from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat, then add the cauliflower, 1 teaspoon of salt, rosemary, and sumac. Sauté until cauliflower is tender and starts to brown a bit, stirring as necessary. You can also add a bit of olive oil if the pan starts to get too dry or the cauliflower is starting to stick.
  • While cauliflower is cooking, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small pan over medium-low heat. Once oil is shimmering, toss in the breadcrumbs and stir, toasting the breadcrumbs. Season with a pinch of kosher salt and a few turns of freshly ground black pepper. Remove from the heat and toss in half of the chopped parsley.
  • When cauliflower is done, remove from the heat and season to taste with freshly ground black pepper and a pinch or so of salt if necessary. Toss in the toasted pine nuts, the chopped raisins, and the remaining parsley.
  • When ready to serve, sprinkle the top with the toasted breadcrumbs and some pecorino.
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