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Treat Day: Roasted Cauliflower with Pancetta, Olives, & Parmesan

PCOS Nutrition: 311 Calories / 9 g Protein
PCOS Roasted Cauliflower with Pancetta, Olives, & Parmesan

If you want flavor you can feel with every fiber of your being, this is your PCOS cauliflower.

PCOS Roasted Cauliflower with Pancetta, Olives, & Parmesan
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Treat Day: Roasted Cauliflower with Pancetta, Olives, & Parmesan

Difficulty: Beginner Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 311
Season: Suitable throughout the year


It's a cauliflower side, yes. But it's also olives, garlic, lemon, red pepper, bacon, and Parmesan! That's right: FLAVOR. The olive oil, bacon, and cheese bring it to treat day status, but you could cut back on the high fat ingredients if you wanted to make it an everyday meal. We enjoyed this recipe the day-of and as leftovers, extending our treat day. :)



  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F / 218 C. Place cauliflower on a rimmed baking sheet and toss with salt and  half the olive oil until well coated. Roast for 15 minutes.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olives, garlic, lemon juice, red-pepper flakes and a large pinch of salt. Drizzle in the remaining olive oil, stirring well.

  3. After the cauliflower has roasted for 15 minutes, add pancetta and cumin seeds to pan and gently mix to combine. Sprinkle Parmesan on top and roast for another 15 to 20 minutes, until cauliflower is tender, the pancetta rendered, and cheese is golden brown and crunchy.

  4. Spoon olive dressing all over roasted cauliflower while still hot and toss to combine. Taste, and add more salt, red-pepper flakes or lemon juice, if needed. Scatter parsley over the top before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 311kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 737mg31%
Potassium 463mg14%
Total Carbohydrate 10g4%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 9g18%

Vitamin C 122 mg
Calcium 9 mg
Iron 4 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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