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Roasted Cauliflower with Cranberries and Crispy Onions

Prep time 30 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Yield 6-8
A festive-looking accompaniment for almost any holiday main course.   


  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Iodized Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Ground Black Pepper
  • 3/4 cup Chef’s Cupboard French Fried Onions, divided
  • 1/2 cup Southern Grove Dried Cranberries, divided
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped Southern Grove Pistachios, divided
  • 8 ounces Priano Ricotta Cheese

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. Cut cauliflower into bite sized florets. Place on a large baking sheet and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 10 minutes. Remove cauliflower from oven. Add 1/2 cup of the French fried onions to the cauliflower on the baking sheet and toss. Place remaining 1/4 cup onions off to one side of the baking sheet (these will be used as garnish). Roast mixture an additional 10 minutes or until cauliflower reaches desired tenderness and onions are brown and crispy.

  3. In a small bowl, combine ricotta cheese with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. 

  4. Set aside 2 tablespoons each of dried cranberries and pistachios (these will be used as garnish).

  5. In a medium bowl, toss warm cauliflower mixture with dried cranberries and pistachios. Spoon ricotta mixture on top and fold gently, leaving large bits of ricotta. Garnish with reserved cranberries, pistachios and crispy onions. Serve immediately.