Spicy Oven-Roasted Cauliflower

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 80.6
  • Total Fat: 6.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.6 mg
  • Sodium: 178.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g

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Sounds kind of crazy, but this recipe is great - and a real change of pace. My inlaws, who think ketchup is a little exotic, absolutely loved it. Sounds kind of crazy, but this recipe is great - and a real change of pace. My inlaws, who think ketchup is a little exotic, absolutely loved it.
Number of Servings: 8


    1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
    4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    1 tsp sugar
    1 tsp paprika
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp freshly gound black pepper
    1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
    1/4 tsp ground cumin
    Coarse salt for sprinkling


Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
In a large bowl, toss cauliflower florets with melted butter.
In a small bowl, combine sugar, paprike, salt, pepper, cinnamon, and cumin.
Toss the spices with the cauliflower until evenly coated.
Spread cauliflower in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes, stirring once or twice, until the florets are crisp-tender and caramelized. Mound the florets on a serving platter or bowl and springle with coarse salt.
Serve hot or warm.
Serves 8 happy diners!

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BMBLSAD.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was AMAZING! I used olive oil and only 3 TBSP, next time I will only use 2 and see how it works out! - 10/24/12

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  • Fantastic, my husband actually I asked it. The resof us loved it. - 2/3/15

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  • I made this this evening for dinner and it was so delicious! I swapped the sugar for a no calorie sweetener and it worked fine. It was a very interesting taste. I'm happy I have left overs! Also, personally, I find splitting a cauliflower head into 8 serving sizes is too many. - 6/8/14

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  • I accidently used brown sugar as I wasn't paying attn to the box. I also used coconut oil and fried in a pan. Very good. I didn't have paprika on hand so I will try again using paprika. - 4/23/13

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  • Delightful; went really well with ham for supper. - 2/21/13

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  • Very good, used oil instead of the butter. Will cook again. - 1/27/13

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  • This was wonderful! Next time I'm using less butter and more cumin. Used Chili Powder instead of Paprika. Thank you! - 10/4/12

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  • Delish! Added some chili powder. Adding to my fave vegetable recipes. Thanks. - 6/27/12

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  • Spicy Oven-Roasted Cauliflower - 2/21/12

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  • I just made this. Substituted 2 1/2 T of EVOO for the butter. Left everything else the same. YUM!! - 1/9/12

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  • This was surprisingly good--it has a kind of Middle Eastern vibe to it. I liked it better hot than warm, but it was tasty either way. I reduced the amount of sweetener in the recipe, using 1/4 tsp. of Splenda in place of sugar and used a combination of Smart Balance and olive oil instead of butter. - 9/21/11

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  • This was an interesting spice combination and I thought it was very tasty. I cooked the cauliflower for 15 minutes but it didn't quite caramelize and was too soft.

    Next time I will cut bigger florets and test after 10 minutes. Might also cut down on butter.
    - 7/17/11

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  • This is awesome. Generally, I change up the recipes I find on here. But this one I prepared just as listed. The only thing I did was spray some foil lightly with canola oil and put the cauliflower in the foil packet on the grill! - 6/15/11

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  • This was delicious!! Here are the changes I made - I used olive oil instead of butter and I just used enough to coat, not a specific measurement. I used Splenda with fiber instead of sugar. Also, I lowered the pepper to 1/4 tsp and upped the cumin to 1/2 tsp. Can't wait to make this again!! - 6/12/11

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  • This recipe was a hit at our Easter dinner. My oven only goes to 475, but it worked fine. Family's comments included "Leave out the sugar" and "More cumin, please!" - 4/27/11

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  • Delicious! - 3/29/11

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  • Awesome! - 3/24/11

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  • Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :)
    - 3/17/11

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  • Made this last night and it was great, very easy and tasted great. Will definitely make again and perhaps experiment with the spices used (although these were great). - 2/4/11

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  • Oh boy this cauliflower was sooo good we all really enjoyed it, I never want to go back to regular boiled cauliflower ever again. - 12/7/10

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  • It wasn't bad but I found the cinnamon to strong tasting for my preference. I will try it again and either decrease the cinnamon or totally eliminate it. It was also a good thing it was summer and warm cause cooking it at 500 caused a little smoke in my oven. LOL. - 8/11/10

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  • So good. Unique flavors, but very good. I used Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy in place of the paprika - 8/2/10

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  • AWESOME , I loved it! Thanks! (I also used olive oil instead of butter) - 4/6/10

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  • I used olive oil instead of butter, and added sweet potato. Yum Yum - 1/31/10

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  • We really loved this. What a great way to use up cauliflower. I did just spay a few times with Butter sub. - 1/5/10

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  • loved it! this will become a staple in our house. very easy & very quick to make. - 5/20/08

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  • really great way to enjoy veggies!!!!! I added a little extra cumin very good!!!!! - 4/14/08

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  • Everyone at my house enjoyed this cauliflower. - 1/31/08

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  • I used pam instead of butter and it was still very good. I make this often. - 1/24/08

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  • Unfortunately, this was not a hit at our house...I'm so sorry! - 10/29/07

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