Cauliflower Popcorn Recipe
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Cauliflower Popcorn Recipe

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Roasting cauliflower transforms it into a delectable snack. Your family will eat it up just like it's popcorn. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 large head cauliflower, broken into small florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 88 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 309mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 0 fat.


  1. Place cauliflower in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with garlic salt; toss to coat. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until tender, stirring once. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cauliflower Popcorn in Taste of Home December/January 2012, p76

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mel06010 120521
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2013

"A little bland for my taste...I too used garlic powder + salt & could've gone heavier on both. Also, it took closer to 30 minutes for mine to be tender crisp. Will make again, love the method!"

cen06451 198875
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"No review, just a question: When do you put the Parmesan cheese on? After roasting or with the garlic salt? Thanks!"

MY REVIEW 181633
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

"Everyone in my family enjoys eating cauliflower this way! Yummy!"

BrendaKayHarrell 116020
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2012

"we love this"

kirkcdo 122615
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"We did not use the parmesan, we used garlic powder + salt as we did not have garlic salt. My husband didn't measure anything, so I think he seasoned it more heavily than these measurements. Having said all that--we LOVED this. My kids ate it cheerfully and voluntarily. It's definitely not like popcorn, but it is tasty and has a great texture."

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