Sheet Pan Side Dish: Curried Cauliflower

If you’re looking for a simple, seasonal side dish look no further than this sheet pan curried cauliflower. Roasted vegetables are a staple side dish – especially this time of year. While you’re busy roasting root vegetables, broccoli, or Brussels sprouts this fall, make a little room on your baking sheet for cauliflower florets. This hearty vegetable roasts to perfection in the Hamilton Beach® Easy Reach Toaster Oven for a simple side you can serve with fall dinners or holiday meals.

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Sheet Pan Curried Cauliflower
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Yield: Serves 4-6

Sheet Pan Curried Cauliflower


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, halved
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 small sweet onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon raw pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together olive oil, garlic, salt, curry powder and black pepper.
  3. Add cauliflower florets and onion, tossing until florets are coated.
  4. Pour into a 13x9-inch baking pan.
  5. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until edges of florets are golden brown. Immediately stir in raisins and pumpkin seeds.
  6. Sprinkle cilantro over mixture before serving.

In a large bowl, mix olive oil, garlic, salt, curry powder, and black pepper. Add cauliflower florets and onion and toss until fully coated in the seasoning.

Add the cauliflower mixture to a baking sheet and roast for 30-35 minutes at 400 degrees.

Sheet Pan Curried Cauliflower with Pumpkin Seeds

When the cauliflower is perfectly roasted, remove from the oven and stir in golden raisins and pumpkin seeds. We used raw pumpkin seeds, but if you have any roasted pumpkin seeds leftover from your annual pumpkin carving, throw them in for added texture and crunch.

Top this generously spiced side with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro and serve. The curry powder adds a beautiful yellow hue to the cauliflower while the cilantro adds a pop of bright color and freshness to the roasted dish. The sweetness from the onion and golden raisins make this a sweet and savory side you’ll want to serve all season long.

Sheet Pan Curried Cauliflower with Pumpkin Seeds

I picture this curried cauliflower nestled in between the green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and turkey on my Thanksgiving plate. But you could serve it alongside roasted chicken thighs or thick pork chops for a seasonal supper the entire family will enjoy.

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Thanksgiving Side Dish: Cranberry Herb Wild Rice Pilaf

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Sheet Pan Side Dish - Curried Cauliflower

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