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Roasted Cauliflower with Garlicky Parmesan Sauce

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Cauliflower is really having a moment. And we’re here for it! But stepping back from the trend of taking cauliflower and turning it into something else, we thought we would take a second to appreciate cauliflower for who it really is. Well, sort of. We still roasted our cauliflower and topped it with cashews and a garlicky cheesy sauce. But underneath all the tasty crunchy bits it’s there, living its truth, sort of. 

Recipe from Take Two

Makes 6 servings


  • 1 head cauliflower (about 4-6 cups)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup onion
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • ¼ cup Take Two Original Barleymilk
  • ¾ cup shredded parmesan
  • ½ cup chopped cashews
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Chop cauliflower into 1-2 inch florets and add to a medium-sized bowl. Set aside. 
  3. Heat butter in a medium saucepan. Add onion and sauté until translucent (about 5 minutes). Add garlic and cook one additional minute. Add Take Two Original Barleymilk and bring to a simmer. Slowly add parmesan, stirring as you add to incorporate it well.
  4. Remove cheese mixture from heat and toss in the bowl with the cauliflower.
  5. Pour cheesy cauliflower out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 425 for about 30-40 minutes or until the cauliflower is starting to brown and the cheese starts to caramelize.
  6. Top your cheesy roasted cauliflower with chopped cashews and enjoy!

Recipe Notes and Variations

This recipe can easily be made completely vegan. Just swap out the dairy-based butter and parmesan for a vegan variety like Miyokos

We also love this vegan cashew parmesan recipe in case you want to make your vegan parm from scratch.

What is Take Two Barleymilk?

It’s a delicious low carbon milk alternative that incorporates the leftover spent grain from beer making.


  • Jeanine
    April 21, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Is the barleymilk gluten free as well?

    • Imperfect Foods
      April 23, 2021 at 11:18 pm

      No, it’s not but you can definitely substitute it in this recipe for your favorite gluten-free milk!

  • Monica Heine
    April 22, 2021 at 12:47 am

    That recipe looks yummy!

    • Imperfect Foods
      April 23, 2021 at 11:09 pm

      Lettuce know how you like it if you give it a try! 💚

  • LD
    April 22, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    There seems to be a typo or error in step 2, which ends “and add to a medium”. I have no idea what this is supposed to mean.

    • Imperfect Foods
      April 23, 2021 at 11:14 pm

      Oh, so sorry our site is giving you some trouble and cut off the rest of the sentence for you! Step 2 reads: “Chop cauliflower into 1-2 inch florets and add to a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.”


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