Friday, March 27, 2015

Garlic and Paprika Roasted Cauliflower

Garlic and Paprika Roasted Cauliflower - get the recipe at
Fresh cauliflower is generously coated with garlic and paprika and then roasted until it's crisp and piping hot. Garlic and Paprika Roasted Cauliflower is a deliciously simple roasted cauliflower recipe that results in some of the most flavorful cauliflower I've ever had. This cauliflower is irresistible when piping hot still on the tray. The first time I made this, I wound up eating almost half the tray while waiting for the rest of the meal to finish cooking!

I've served Garlic and Paprika Roasted Cauliflower with dozens of meals over the past couple years. This has become one of my favorite side dishes. Try it with one of these great meals:

Garlic and Paprika Roasted Cauliflower
recipe adapted from Home Cooking In Montana
Yield: 4-6 servings
(printable recipe)

1 small head of cauliflower, about 2 pounds, cut into bite size pieces
3 tablespoons light olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Optional: squeeze of lemon

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and place a rack in the upper middle section of the oven. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat or parchment paper and set aside. In a small cup or bowl, combine the oil and the spices and stir to combine. Place the cauliflower in a large bowl and pour the oil and spice mixture over it. Toss with your hands to coat thoroughly. Spread the cauliflower across the lined baking sheet and then place in the oven.

Roast for 15-20 minutes, until the cauliflower is tender, slightly crisp and browned on the edges. Remove from the oven and squeeze lemon over the top if desired. (We liked it both with and without the lemon.) Serve hot and Enjoy!

Garlic and Paprika Roasted Cauliflower is irresistible! - get the recipe at

{originally published 1-17-13 - recipe notes and photos updated 3-27-15}

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  1. Thanks for posting this! I was looking for something to do with that head of cauliflower in my crisper. :) Last time, I boiled it and mashed it with butter, milk, and garlic, mashed potato style. This looks much easier.

  2. We are on the same page again - I just bought a head of cauliflower and was planning to roast it. Can't wait to try it! So happy to be eating more greens, more vegetables, more salads, fruit and other healthy foods! The rich casseroles, gravy and heavy meals are great for a while :)

  3. What a great use of cauliflower - love the use of smoked paprika!
    Mary x

  4. Darn, I just made plain old roasted cauliflower the other night, wish I'd seen this first!

    1. I bet you will make it again very soon! LOL

  5. I love roasted cauliflower, it's like candy!

  6. I need more cauliflower in my life. Move over popcorn, this could be my new snack!

  7. That looks delicious.
    I've pinned so many of your recipes...
    I feel like your "Official Pinner."

  8. Tried the other night and it was quite yummy. Really wish I would have left it in for 20 minutes instead of 15, but flavor was very excellent! My husband and I dipped it into your homemade ranch for an extra zing.

  9. You really can't go wrong with roasted cauliflower!

  10. This roasted cauliflower is rockin' my world, what a creative recipe!

  11. Hi There! I found this recipe over on Pinterest and had to add it to my Weekend Healthy Recipes Roundup over on the blog. Roasted veggies are the way to go, and I have a head of waiting to give this a try. It looks delicious!

  12. Cauliflower is an underappreciated vegetable. The meatines of thsi vegetable and its ability to absorb flavor make it a mainstay in the kitchen. This is a healthy and creative way to enjoy cauliflower.