Smoky Cauliflower Bites

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 01, 2023
These healthy little treats work well as a side or as fun bite size appetizers. Roasting the cauliflower adds deep flavor and gives it an irresistible crunch. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
Smoky Cauliflower Bites Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Mix first 6 ingredients. Add cauliflower florets; toss to coat. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Roast until tender, 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Give these bites even more smoky, spicy flavor by dipping them in chipotle mayo.
  • Want even more heat? Squirt a little sriracha or hot pepper sauce on them as soon as they come out of the oven.
  • If you really like smoky flavors, use smoked Spanish-style paprika.
  • This cauliflower recipe is a go-to favorite for Christmas appetizers or easy Thanksgiving appetizers, especially since preparation is so simple.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 cup: 129 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 408mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable.