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Cauliflower Popcorn

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


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


  • Place cauliflower in a greased 15x10x1-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.
Nutrition 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, 1/2 fat.

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  • amehart
    Feb 24, 2020

    Simple and delicious. I did use more seasonings though and cooked a tad longer to get it more crispy and browned. We finished it off pretty quickly.

  • s_pants
    Apr 2, 2018

    My daughter was trying to fool my son into thinking this was popcorn, but with one look he knew it was cauliflower. She and I loved it, but he wouldn't even try it. Could go a little heavier on the seasonings.

  • mel06010
    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
    Nov 7, 2012

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

  • snwilliamson
    Oct 1, 2012

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

  • BrendaKayHarrell
    Jun 6, 2012

    we love this

  • kirkcdo
    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.