Smoky and Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

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Smoky and Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

Smoky and Spicy Roasted Cauliflower
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 1 hour Source: Good and Cheap, Leanne Brown
Food Groups: Vegetables
Meal Type: Lunch Entrée
Nutrition Content: Low Calorie, Good Source of Fiber
Special Features: Simple (6 or less ingredients) , Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It , Make Ahead , Vegetarian

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Roasted veggies are always delicious, but there’s something magical that happens to cauliflower in the oven. It gets so crispy and nutty, and that flavor is brought out even more with the spices
here. See cook's note for ideas on using the leftovers.


1 head Cauliflower, cut into small pieces
2 cloves Garlic, unpeeled
1 tablespoon Butter, melted
1 teaspoon smoked Paprika
½ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
Dash Salt and Pepper


Turn the oven to 400 °F.

In a medium-sized roasting pan, arrange the cauliflower pieces and the unpeeled cloves of
garlic. Pour the butter over the cauliflower and then sprinkle the spices over top. Use your
hands to thoroughly coat the cauliflower with butter and spices.

Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how crispy you like the florets. Squeeze the
roasted garlic throughout and trash the skins.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 64
Total Fat: 3 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 102 mg
Carbohydrates: 8 g
Protein: 3 g
Fiber: 4 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 35 mg

Cook's Notes:

Turn leftovers into delicious tacos. Heat up cauliflower, spoon into tortillas and top with shredded cheese and curtido (cabbage and vinegar salad).