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spicy roasted cauliflower

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Vickey Yott Morrissey
Grayling, MI

I only made 2 cups of this and it was not enough. You can increase or decrease the amounts of spices to your taste. My husband is typically not a fan of cauliflower with anything on it but cheese, and thought these were ugly... but he gobbled them up. He liked to use ranch dressing as a dip with these.

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A fantastic way to serve cauliflower. Roasting cauliflower brings out its natural sweetness. The cayenne adds just enough heat to complement the sweetness. A tasty side dish or even a delicious healthy snack.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
serves 1-2
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Roast

Ingredients For spicy roasted cauliflower

  • 2 c
    cauliflower (raw, small, uniform pieces) can use up to 4 cups
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    olive oil, light
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper (I like with 1/4 tsp also)
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • pinch
    white cheddar popcorn seasoning (optional)

How To Make spicy roasted cauliflower

  • Oven preheating.
    Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cauliflower cut into pieces.
    Break cauliflower up into small, uniform pieces.
  • Olive oil and spices whisked in a bowl.
    Whisk olive oil and spices together in a bowl. (Not the white cheddar popcorn seasoning) Add the uniform pieces of cauliflower and mix thoroughly. I did these about the size of a popped popcorn kernel.
  • Coated cauliflower on a baking sheet.
    Place parchment paper on top of a cookie sheet, then place the seasoned cauliflower pieces on top of the parchment paper. Try a snack with some of the seasoned pieces eaten raw... tastes really good to me!
  • Baking sheet with cauliflower in the oven.
    Place on the center shelf of the preheated oven. Roast for 45 minutes, or to the level desired.
  • Roasting cauliflower until edges are brown.
    I like mine crisp with brown edges. These need to be stirred on the pan every 15 minutes until done.
  • Sprinkling white cheddar popcorn seasoning over cauliflower.
    May sprinkle with white cheddar popcorn seasoning, if desired.