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Smoky Cauliflower

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Stir in garlic. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until cauliflower is tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition 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.

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  • Brenda
    Jan 25, 2019

    This is a very tasty side dish! I was amazed by the flavor! My children loved it too. I used 2 bags of frozen cauliflower (half way thawed) and doubled the recipe. I also cooked about 10-12 minutes longer.

  • Susiew122
    Apr 29, 2018

    Have made many times, very good and healthy recipe. Have taken to potlucks, bowl comes home empty.

  • ckbray
    Apr 2, 2018

    My family agrees that this recipe is not memorable - sorry. I don't understand the great reviews.

  • angela32
    Feb 1, 2018

    Excellent, we really loved this. No leftovers!

  • ms11145
    Jan 17, 2018

    While I rarely can afford cauliflower, I do love it roasted with olive oil and sea salt. Since it was on sale this week, I bought a head and found this recipe. The addition of smoked paprika elevates this simple dish.

  • pajamaangel
    Apr 3, 2017

    No comment left

  • RockinRLady
    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
    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
    Apr 8, 2016

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

  • ellimaye1
    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.