“Cheesy” Roasted Cauliflower

Nutritional yeast is a healthy alternative to Parmesan cheese, as it holds a nutty flavor that lends itself well to everything from pasta to popcorn. Here it works to coat cauliflower, which is then roasted and transformed into an addictive snack or side.
Cheesy Cauliflower

Photo: Grace Dickinson

By Grace Dickinson

Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS: 

  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 large head of cauliflower (about 5 to 6 heaping cups)
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Parsley, for garnish, optional

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line large baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking oil.
  2. Cut cauliflower into bite-sized florets. In a medium bowl, combine nutritional yeast, garlic powder, pepper and salt.
  3. Pour oil into a small bowl. Lightly dip each floret into oil* and then dip into nutritional yeast mixture to coat. Place on baking sheet and repeat with each floret.
  4. Bake 45 to 60 minutes, until browned. Serve and top with a handful of chopped parsley (if using).

*Cauliflower should be lightly coated in oil, not saturated, so avoid submerging it into the bowl.

Nutrients per serving (1/6 of roasted cauliflower): Calories: 143, Total Fat: 9 g, Sat. Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Carbs: 9 g, Fiber: 5 g, Sugars: 2 g, Protein: 7 g, Sodium: 33 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg

Grace Dickinson is a food blogger, photo enthusiast and recipe creator. These passions are brought together on FoodFitnessFreshAir.com, where she chronicles her experiments in the kitchen.

  • http://www.lifefitness-academy.com/ Tim

    Yuh uh um… I want to make this right now and eat the whole head of cauliflower myself!

  • Carol Neary

    What is nutritional yeast? Never heard of it.

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