I’ll admit it! We jumped on the trend train when it comes to cauliflower. We’ve tried the cauliflower pizza crust, and the breadsticks, and the cauliflower rice. But Smoky Roasted Cauliflower is hands down our favorite way to prepare it! The secret ingredient is smoked paprika. It gives this effortless side dish such a distinct taste. You’ll be amazed at how a few simple ingredients can kick up the flavor in this easy recipe. But wait…there’s more!! Did I mention that Smoky Roasted Cauliflower is actually good for you?!? Bonus!! I know right?!? A girl has to balance all those freak shakes and cookies that you see on instagram with some vegetables every once in awhile. This knock your socks off side pairs perfectly with summer BBQs but would also make a lovely accompaniment to Easter dinner. Wow your guests this year with an unexpected flavor!
Here’s all you’ll need: cauliflower, olive oil, smoked paprika, salt, garlic and fresh parsley. Buffalo folks! You know we got our smoked paprika at Marilla Country Store but you can also find it with the spices and seasonings at your local grocer.
Start by chopping the cauliflower into 1 inch florets. Rinse well and then place it in a large bowl. I like my pieces nice and bitesize so I can just pop em in my mouth!
Next we’ll mix up our seasonings. Combine the olive oil, salt, and smoked paprika. I know it sounds simple but trust me when I say the flavor from these 3 little ingredients will be off the hook! Drizzle over the cauliflower.
Toss to coat! Really mix it up good. Make sure you coat that cauliflower in all those good flavors!! I love the color too. Smoky Roasted Cauliflower is not your Grandmother’s boring old cauliflower recipe!
Place the cauliflower in a baking dish. Bake in a 450 degree preheated oven for 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic. Then roast for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender and lightly browned. Roasting the cauliflower brings out its nutty and buttery flavors. Yum!! SO good!!
Sprinkle with parsley before serving. Doesn’t that look lovely?!? I wanna dive right in! Mmmmmmm!!!!
Smoky Roasted Cauliflower
- 1 large head cauliflower
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- Step 1 Chop the cauliflower into 1 inch florets. Rinse well and place in a large bowl.
- Step 2 Combine the olive oil, salt, and smoked paprika. Drizzle over the cauliflower. Toss to coat.
- Step 3 Place the cauliflower in a baking dish. Bake in a 450 degree preheated oven for 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic. Roast for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender and lightly browned.
- Step 4 Sprinkle with parsley and enjoy!
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