Smoky Cauliflower Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Sheila Jones


Smoky paprika is a staple in Spain-used often in various dishes-imported variety is recommended. I got mine in a local home store. The American variety is a little different.
This is so simple and yet so good. Very different and can be a side dish, an appetizer, or a snack. I found the idea for the recipe in the newspaper in an article on interesting new condiments. When I made it, I wanted to eat the whole thing! Other vegetables that can be used are Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, pearl onions or a mixture of all of these. It makes the vegetable taste like it is wrapped in bacon.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
30 Min


Add to Grocery List

  • 1
    head of cauliflower
  • 1/3 c
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    smoked paprika
  • ·
    coarse sea salt (i used tamise/french gray sea salt)



  1. Separate the cauliflower into medium sized Florets and place in microwave container with small amount of water and cook about 3 minutes - until crisp tender. Larger florets may take longer but are recommended if using as an appetizer. You can use a steamer bag if you are comfortable cooking in plastic.
  2. In a baking pan place the cauliflower florets and drizzle with the olive oil, tossing to coat them evenly. Add or reduce olive oil as needed.
  3. Place the smoky paprika in a strainer or screen/tea ball and sprinkly lightly and evenly over the cauliflower, then sprinkly lightly with the sea salt
  4. Place in preheated 450 degree oven and bake approximately 12 - 15 minutes until desired tenderness. Remove and serve warm - hot. Leftovers can be reheated in microwave.

Printable Recipe Card


Show 4 Comments & Reviews

Cheesy Bacon Baked Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Cheesy Bacon Baked Brussels Sprouts

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Once you try these cheesy bacon baked brussels sprouts, you'll never eat them a different way again! Click here for the Cheesy Bacon Baked Brussels Sprouts recipe!

Cauliflower Recipes For People Who Don't Love Cauliflower

Cauliflower Recipes For People Who Don't Love Cauliflower

Kitchen Crew

Cauliflower is magical! It's a natural source of antioxidants, packed with fiber and contains choline (which is essential for learning and memory). It's delicious and versatile. Cauliflower takes on the...

26 Delicious Ways To Prepare Asparagus Recipe

26 Delicious Ways to Prepare Asparagus

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Asparagus is a crazy healthy food that you should be eating, so here are 26 yummy asparagus recipes you should try ASAP!