This roasted ranch cauliflower recipe is one of my staples. It’s my go-to easy vegetable side dish on weeknights. My kids love, my husband loves it, everyone loves it.

In my last recipe post (quinoa cakes with Sriracha yogurt dipping sauce), I talked about why bloggers tend to write really long stories or explanations with their recipes. In this recipe post, I am not going to write anything long. Quite frankly, I don’t have time right now. I am super busy with deadlines for my design business. Not to mention, 3 kids and the holidays.

This roasted cauliflower recipe is awesome for busy moms though, because it’s so easy.

roasted cauliflower recipe

Real quick, before we get into the roasted cauliflower recipe, one note on the ranch part. I use this Ranch seasoning mix pictured below. I know, I know…preservatives. Pick your battles, mamas. If you’d rather not, I have also done it with a homemade ranch seasoning mix.

Note: Hidden Valley recently came out with a new version of their Ranch packets, called Dips. It isn’t the same as the Ranch seasoning mix. I’m sure it’s good for it’s intended purpose (dips), but for this recipe, either get the seasoning mix or make your own using the recipe below. I learned this the hard way.

Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe

If you’d like to make your own ranch seasoning mix at home, here is the recipe:

  • 1/2 c. Dry Buttermilk Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Dried Parsley
  • 2 tsp. Dried Dill Weed
  • 1 tsp. Freeze Dried Chives
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Black Pepper

I have made this before and it was great! I kept it in a jar and used it as needed until I ran out, and then I was too lazy to make more. Soon I’ll do that again, I tell myself.

Roasted Ranch Cauliflower

Servings 4


  • 2 med-large heads of Cauliflower
  • 1 packet Ranch seasoning mix (or homemade ranch seasoning dressing, to taste)
  • EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) – about 1 tbsp
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut/break cauliflower into pieces and place into a large bowl.
  • Drizzle olive oil over cauliflower, pour in ranch packet/homemade seasoning mix, salt and pepper (to taste). Mix well until all cauliflower is coated well.
  • Spread onto baking sheet (lined with parchment paper ideally, aluminum foil works too).
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until cauliflower starts to brown nicely.

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