Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower Bites


Last Updated on April 5, 2021

Parmesan crusted cauliflower! The newest addition to my cauliflower bites obsession. These cauliflower bites pack in some delicious cheesy flavor, and are perfectly crunchy from the crumb coating.

I made these gluten-free by blending grain-free crackers into crumbs. They’re the perfect little side dish or appetizer to dip into marinara sauce!

Cauliflower is hands down one of my favorite veggies to prep for dinner. It’s super versatile and can take on so many different flavors. There’s honestly nothing it can’t do.

Whether you’re searching for a new side dish, a fun appetizer, or just different ways to eat more vegetables, these cauliflower bites are so perfect!

They’re baked, lightly coated in butter, and are honestly addicting. Snack on them during the day for a fiber-filled snack, or pair them with your favorite protein for dinner.

Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower

What you’ll need to make these parmesan crusted cauliflower

  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • Butter, you can use vegan or regular
  • Breadcrumbs, regular or gluten-free would work! I love I blending up these grain-free crackers into crumbs
  • Grated parmesan
  • Spices: garlic powder, dry basil, salt & pepper
  • Dipping sauce: they taste amazing with marinara sauce

These bites are so simple to throw together, and packed with tons of flavor!

Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower

I love pairing them with a piece of baked or grilled fish during the week, like this simple pan-seared salmon. Whenever I have leftovers, I pop them in the oven to warm and toss them over a salad for lunch the following day!

Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower

These parmesan cauliflower bites are quick, easy and delicious! You guys are going to love them.

More cauliflower recipes you may like:

Baked Orange Cauliflower

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Sweet & Spicy Cauliflower Poppers

BBQ Cauliflower Poppers

Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower

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  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 melted butter or vegan butter

  • 1 1/4 cup 1 1/4 breadcrumbs, regular or gluten-free if needed. I blended 1 1/2 cups of these grain-free crackers into crumbs

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 grated parmesan

  • 1 tsp 1 garlic powder

  • 1 tsp 1 dry basil

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 salt

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 pepper

  • Cooking spray, I use olive oil spray


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F
  • Combine the crumbs, parmesan and spices in a bowl.
  • Pour the melted butter into a large bowl, and toss in the cauliflower florets. Mix well to make sure they’re all coated.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Dip each buttered cauliflower floret into the crumb mixture and layer onto the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining cauliflower.
  • Drizzle any leftover melted butter from the bowl over the cauliflower florets, or spray them lightly with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, flip and bake for additional 10 minutes.
  • Serve fresh with your favorite marinara or tomato sauce!

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