Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

spicy roasted cauliflowerThis recipe was made by a person who doesn’t like cauliflower: me.

I know, cauliflower is good for you. I know, cauliflower has a ton of anti-cancer powers. I know, cauliflower is packed with fiber, and low in carbs, and low in calories. I know all of that. I just have never liked it. Until now.

This roasted cauliflower has won me over. The creamy flesh of the roasted cauliflower paired with the spicy crust is just the perfect combo of flavors and textures. So, so good. And so easy. Just bake, then slather, then bake again. Cinchy!

This recipe was inspired by Fine Cooking Magazine this month – and their Roasted Cauliflower. I tweaked it to add spice and heat.


1 large head of cauliflower
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Remove leaves and stem from cauliflower, keeping the whole head intact. Wrap with aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and unwrap and let cool on baking sheet.

Mix remaining ingredients together. Slather the cauliflower with this mixture. Return to oven unwrapped and bake another 30 minutes or so, until cauliflower is softened.

Serve hot.

Other spicy cauliflower by food bloggers:

Southwest Roasted Cauliflower, Cookin Canuck
Spicy Roasted Cauliflower, Kalyn’s Kitchen
Blackened Cauliflower Bites, Healthy Happy Life
Indian Spiced Whole Roasted Cauliflower, Everyday Maven
Roasted Cauliflower Satay, Closet Cooking
Aloo Gobi (Spiced Cauliflower and Potatoes) Perfect Pantry


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    • says

      Thanks for the comment – I just clarified the post so that it is clear that you return the cauliflower to the oven UNWRAPPED after slathering it with the mixture.

  1. says

    Still thinking about this recipe! Just letting you know that I featured it in my round-up of 25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes from September 2014. Hope a lot of my readers will click over here and try the recipe!

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