"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

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.

  • 6Servings


  • 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


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

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of roasted cauliflower
  • Calories: 143
  • Carbohydrate Content: 9 g
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 5 g
  • Protein Content: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 33 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g