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Popcorn Cauliflower Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Popcorn Cauliflower

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"Yummy cauliflower roasted at a high temp. Slightly sweet and very addicting! I like to soak the cauliflower in veggie wash for about 10 minutes before coating in seasoning."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Whisk sugar, salt, paprika, turmeric, onion powder, and garlic powder together in a bowl.
  3. Spread cauliflower onto the prepared baking sheet; spray liberally with cooking spray. Season cauliflower with spice mixture.
  4. Roast in the preheated oven until cauliflower is tender, 30 to 35 minutes.
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Feb 23, 2014

I followed the suggestions in the reviews; left out sugar and used olive oil (diet restrictions). I also added a little chili oil, so that was about 4 tsp. of oil. I whisked the oils with a smidgen of salt, garlicpowder, dried minced onion, and paprika, then added the cooked cauliflower an gently mixed. Baked it at 415°F for about 30 mins. Was hoping to have this as a snack, similar to popcorn. However, the texture is all wrong. I still like it, but hubby doesn't. That's okay; more for me. It's something quick and easy that I can fix when he's out of town.

Dec 08, 2013

This was delicious! I prepared it a bit differently, however, based on my research of some other recipe websites. I used one head of organic cauliflower, cut into ping-pong sized pieces. Then, in a large bowl, I whisked together: olive oil (probably about 5 tbs), with a touch of garlic infused olive oil, and chile pepper infused olive oil; roughly a tsp of salt, some black pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper (you could use whatever spices/herbs you prefer). Then, I tossed the cut and washed cauliflower(pat dry so oil/spice mix adheres properly) in the oil mixture (try to toss by moving the bowl in a circular motion, instead of using fingers, as this tended to break apart the cauliflower pieces) until everything was coated nicely. I baked this on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper for approx. 45 minutes at 415 degrees, tossing the cauliflower every 15 minutes with a spatula until they became golden-brown, and somewhat blackened on the tippy-tops.(In my opinion, you don't need the sugar or cooking spray). So yummy!!


8 Ratings

Nov 03, 2014

I used one head of cauliflower. 2 tsps. sugar, 1 tsp. salt, curry instead of turmeric (the other ingredients were the same) and 2 tsps. olive oil. I put cauliflower in a gallon zip lock bag, sprinkled spices over it, then oil. closed bag and rolled it around gently. Then cooked it on the bar-b-que grill on foil. Med./low heat about 30 mins turning after 15 mins. Family loved it!!!

Oct 24, 2014

I took the other reviewers suggestions and instead of using cooking spray, I mixed 4 Tbsp high heat cooking oil with the seasonings in a bowl, then put the cauliflower in the bowl to coat. I also subbed 1/4 tsp cumin for the garlic powder. I checked it after 30 minutes and it was already burnt. I ate them anyway, and they were delicious. Next time I'll cut back on salt and check it after 20 minutes.

Mar 07, 2014

I used cauliflower and broccoli in this recipe. The seasonings were very tasty. I also used olive cooking spray. I didn't cut small enough so I did end up cooking them a bit longer and family really liked it. I've been asked to make it again already.

Oct 25, 2014

Definitely leave out the salt, which makes it in edible, otherwise it's delicious.

Jan 22, 2014

This was a great suggestion for preparing cauliflower. I experimented with the spices and oil also. I used one small cauliflower head, cut into bite size bits, put in a bowl and tossed with 2 tsp. of olive oil since I don't use cooking spray. I added salt, garlic & onion powder, cajun/creole seasoning mix and cumin seed to taste. I like the basic recipe and the prior suggestion to change the seasonings to match what it is being served with.


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  • Calories
  • 94 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 7.6 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 1250 mg
  • 50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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