Oven roasted frozen cauliflower florets is so easy to make, simple and delicious! If you want to make a quick, easy and delicious vegetable side dish for your dinner or lunch or any meal, this oven roasted or baked frozen cauliflower is perfect.
I also have easy recipes for roasted frozen broccoli, balsamic roasted frozen brussel sprouts and roasted frozen Califlornia blend vegetables (carrots, broccoli and cauliflower blend), balsamic roasted broccoli and cauliflower, roasted broccoli and onions, roasted frozen peas and onions which are also super easy to make, delicious, healthy & nutritious!
Roasted frozen cauliflower is tender & soft on the inside and it has a slightly crispy texture outside, which gives the perfect texture!
To make the roasted frozen cauliflower, we first coat the frozen cauliflower florets in some mild spices and oil and lemon juice, which you may adjust based on your preferences.
And then just roast the frozen cauliflower florets directly in the preheated oven!
Since I have used golden yellow colored turmeric spice (optional), the cauliflower florets turned out so bright & colorful too!
Advantages of using roasted frozen cauliflower
These roasted vegetables makes one of the most easy, simple yet deliciosus and healthy vegetable side dish for dinner or any meal.
This is vegan & vegetarian side dish and goes well with almost any kind of meal when served as a side dish.
I love to serve roasted cauliflower florets along with rice as a side dish and also I love to use them as topping for pasta or pizza.
I have this baked cauliflower florets recipe from fresh cauliflower which I used as a topping for Indian style pasta here, but this recipe is more easier than making roasted cauliflower from fresh cauliflower.
Should You Thaw Frozen Cauliflower Florets Before Baking?
In this recipe, no need to thaw them prior to baking them in the oven and so this method is more quicker and you can save time for your dinner preparations!
Even when you have guests for your dinner or if you are making dinner just for your family, this healthy, nutritious, delicious and easy cauliflower roast make the perfect vegetable side dish.
This is one of the most quicker and easiest way of preparing & cooking cauliflower.
We can also make easy, quick, frozen cauliflower curry in instant pot pressure cooker, if you want to make cauliflower curry using frozen cauliflower!
Since we use the frozen cauliflower florets, we do not have to cut the cauliflower head and also the preparation is so easy.
You just need to transfer the cauliflower florets to a bowl, add the spices & oil and lemon juice, then toss the frozen florets and then you bake them in the preheated oven.
It cannot get more easier than this!
Other than the easiness to prepare roasted frozen cauliflower, another advantage is that you can find the frozen cauliflower florets almost all year round in the stores and they can be stored in the freezer of your refrigerator for a very long time (remember that the fresh cauliflower can last only few days).
They can be purchased from the stores in the frozen form, and you can store in the freezer for much longer time.
So making the roasted cauliflower using frozen cauliflower is so easy & convenient and quick!
No washing, cleaning , cutting or chopping included for the frozen cauliflower florets so the preparation time for roasted frozen cauliflower is close to nil.
In brief, the advantages include convenience, quick and easy to make, very less or close to zero preparation time, very versatile in preparation, goes with almost any kind of meal, vegetarian, vegan so most kinds of diets can include them, healthy, nutritious, wholesome and delicious!
If you have fresh cauliflower, you can find more information on how to freeze cauliflower here, if you wish to freeze cauliflower or want to learn more about freezing cauliflowers in general.
I almost always have a couple of bags of frozen cauliflower in my freezer so we can have roasted veggies for a quick, nutritious side.
In fact, I always have some frozen produce in my freezer to prepare quick and easy meal for my family.
That includes frozen peas, frozen mixed vegetables, frozen broccoli, frozen carrots and most definitely frozen cauliflower and frozen corn!
If you like frozen produce too, try this easy roasted frozen mini corn on the cob and easy instant pot frozen mini corn on the cob with milk & butter (video recipe) as well.
How long to roast frozen cauliflower florets in the oven?
We preheat the oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit and roast the frozen cauliflower florets for about 30 minutes until the edges are slightly browned.
Oven temperatures can slightly vary and you may adjust the time slightly if necessary.
How long does cooked cauliflower last in the fridge?
In this recipe, we are use frozen cauliflower, which are roasted in the oven.
Since we use frozen cauliflower, I do not recommend storing this in the fridge for a longer time.
If you are not serving this the same day of preparation, you can store the cooked cauliflower in the refrigerator for another 1 to 2 days.
I do not recommend refreezing the cauliflower for longer storage, since the cauliflower was already in frozen form.
When you use fresh cauliflower, you may store cooked cauliflower in the fridge for about 3 to 4 days and you may store it in the frezer for even longer storage, though this will also depend on any other ingredient that you have used in the recipe.
Spices To Season Cauliflower
I have used here some simple spices based on my personal preferences, and you may adjust the spices based on your preferences too.
I have used turmeric powder as one of the spices to flavor the cauliflower, which makes the cauliflower more colorful by giving a golden yellow color to the florets.
The addition of turmeric also makes it more healthy & tasty. However, adding turmeric is not necessary and you may skip it if you do not have turmeric at home.
To make it more spicy, you may add spices like curry powder if you like (just use a small amount like ½ teaspoon or so if you are using).
So here is how you can make this simple and delicious oven roasted cauliflower using frozen cauliflower florets.
How To Make Oven Roasted Frozen Cauliflower With Turmeric & Lemon?
We use the following ingredients in this oven roasted frozen cauliflower recipe.
frozen cauliflower florets 12 oz
salt as needed
onion powder ½ teaspoon
garlic powder ½ teaspoon
ginger powder ¼ teaspoon
turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon (optional)
black pepper powder ¼ teaspoon
lemon juice 1 teaspoon
olive oil 2 tablespoons
Step by step instructions
Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit.
Transfer the frozen cauliflower florets to a large bowl.
Drizzle olive oil in the cauliflower florets.
Sprinkle salt and all the spice powders. Also add the lemon juice.
Then toss the florets in spices, oil and lemon juice very well using a large spoon or spatula so all the ingredients are combined evenly and the florets are coated well with the spice mix.
Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil.
Layer the cauliflower florets in a single layer in the baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes until the florets are well roasted and begins to brown on the edges.
Once baked, immediately transfer the roasted cauliflower from the oven and transfer the roasted florets from the baking sheet to a serving dish.
Serve the delicious oven roasted cauliflower florets as a side along with rice or serve it as a healthy snack with any dip of your choice.
I just love to have it as it is as they are so delicious on its own!
You can also use the oven roasted cauliflower in pasta, or use them to make curry, soup, stews etc or use them in salads as you like.
Can You Double This Recipe?
Yes, you can double the recipe if you want more servings. You can use two 12 oz bags of frozen cauliflower if you want to double the recipe.
You will need to increase the amounts of spices, salt, oil, lemon juice etc accordingly, based on your personal preference, if you double this recipe.
However, make sure that when you arrange the cauliflower florets in the baking sheet, they should not be crowded and they should be arranged in a single layer.
If they are crowded, they won’t get roasted properly. So you may use a larger baking sheet or you may bake them in multiple batches if needed.
The baking time, oven temperature etc will remain the same even when you double the recipe.
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Below you can get the recipe for oven roasted frozen cauliflower in detail.
Oven Roasted Frozen Cauliflower Florets With Turmeric & Lemon
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder optional
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
- Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit.Transfer the frozen cauliflower florets to a large bowl.
- Drizzle olive oil in the cauliflower florets.
- Sprinkle salt and all the spice powders. Also add the lemon juice.
- Then toss the florets in spices, oil and lemon juice very well using a large spoon or spatula so all the ingredients are combined evenly and the florets are coated well with the spice mix.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil.Layer the cauliflower florets in a single layer in the baking sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes until the florets are well roasted and begins to brown on the edges.
- Once baked, immediately transfer the roasted cauliflower from the oven and transfer the roasted florets from the baking sheet to a serving dish.
- Serve the delicious oven roasted cauliflower florets as a side along with rice or serve it as a healthy snack with any dip of your choice. I just love to have it as it is as a healthy snack they are so delicious on its own! You can also use the oven roasted cauliflower in pasta, or use them to make curry, soup, stews etc or use them in salads as you like. Make sure to serve them hot for best results!