Caramelized Cauliflower

March 24, 2015

Author Notes:

Pan-frying cauliflower brings out the natural sugars and caramelizes them, giving this side dish a sweet, nutty flavor. This recipe was written by the Healthline Editorial Team:


Serves: 4


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 large cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In This Recipe


  1. Warm olive oil and melt the butter in a large fry pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the cauliflower florets in an even layer and cook without stirring until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Turn and continue cooking until browned, 3 to 4 minutes more. Repeat until all sides are evenly browned, 3 to 5 minutes more.
  4. Drain and season to taste with salt and red and black pepper.

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