Smoky Cauliflower Recipe
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Smoky Cauliflower Recipe

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The smoked Spanish paprika gives a simple side of roasted cauliflower extra depth. This is definitely a favorite. —Juliette Mulholland, Corvallis, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 large head cauliflower, broken into 1-inch florets (about 9 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 58 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 254mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place cauliflower in a large bowl. Combine the oil, paprika and salt. Drizzle over cauliflower; toss to coat. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until cauliflower is tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Smoky Cauliflower in Taste of Home December/January 2013, p33

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RockinRLady User ID: 1218478 264217
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2017

"I fixed this for the first time with guests present who thought it sounded good. I had washed & separated the cauliflower into florets earlier in the day and kept refrigerated. It was a quick & simple fix with that step out of the way. The dish was a hit! We all absolutely loved it. There wasn't a single bite left! Recipe is definitely a keeper and I plan to share it with friends & family."

Cook_aholic User ID: 797539 260307
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2017

"This is another recipe that we liked but there was no way I could prep it and have it on the table in 30 minutes. I really tried too. I didn't bake it any longer than the 20 minutes. Maybe breaking the cauliflower into 1 inch pieces isn't counted in the prep. Recipe was good."

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 246765
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2016

"Really good and I'm just a so-so cauliflower fan!"

ellimaye1 User ID: 1179808 244276
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"Excellent! There were no leftovers. I didn't have smoked paprika so I just added a little of pepper to the paprika. When did the garlic, I added extra garlic along with more oil."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 244076
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2016

"I prepared the recipe and I ate it ALL! I did not have smoked paprika. I used regular Spanish paprika, 3 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. smoked hickory seasoning in place of the salt. I kept the garlic cloves the same-except I crushed the cloves! I admit that I didn't use parsley. This was a yummy dish and it WAS very simple to prepare! Thank you for sharing the recipe with Taste of Home! delowenstein"

annrms User ID: 2649709 223934
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2015

"Delicious recipe and so easy to make! The aroma of smoked paprika and garlic was mouth watering. This is a keeper. I mixed the ingredients in a zip lock bag...added dehydrated garlic at the same time as the paprika and olive oil. The sprinkling of minced fresh parsley made the finished dish very eye appealing."

Janadele User ID: 7087902 221540
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"A different tasty way to prepare cauliflower"

SanditheCat User ID: 1238615 221502
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"This was really good and we enjoyed it. Another plus is that it is easy, and there are no exotic ingredients that you wouldn't have on hand."

vicmay8 User ID: 981896 219957
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2015

"CANDY!!! I can't leave it alone!!!!"

[email protected] User ID: 2519326 219906
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2015

"My family and I all loved this cauliflower. Try this recipe, you won't be sorry!"

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