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Smoky Cauliflower Recipe

Smoky Cauliflower Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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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!"

scsvatek User ID: 4971420 121988
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2014

"I like Cauliflower. I wasn't impressed with this dish. My family doesn't like Cauliflower. They loved this recipe. Anything that gets veggies in my family is worthy of 5 stars."

janeharper User ID: 2610767 194272
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"This is fantastic!!! I'm just thrilled to have a great cauliflower recipe. Thank you!!!"

cbrillo User ID: 7450078 213082
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"This is a great way to prepare cauliflower! Even pople who are not crazy about this veggie seem to really like it fixed this way!"

toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 137262
Reviewed May. 27, 2014

"This is a great way to get the fam to eat vegetables--very tasty and easy."

Happygma User ID: 5114408 151872
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"Had this for a Christmas dinner with family. I only had Hungarian paprika, but added cumin for the smoky flavor. By far the best cauliflower I've ever had and we got raves from all the guests, including my two young grandsons. The five year old said "I love the white broccoli." Lol"

valeriya User ID: 5825906 115556
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

"easy and fast and very tasty!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 196586
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"This is wonderful! Regular paprika & 2 tsp dried parsley work great.

~ Theresa"

veggiemama User ID: 4640590 126158
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2013

"Very fast and easy to make!"

tremel88m User ID: 7130896 213081
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2013

"Best way I've ever had cauliflower! My fiance is not a huge vegetable person, but when I made this he was asking for more. I will definitely be making this one again."

bdoll01 User ID: 6575406 184701
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"I normally don't like cooked cauliflower but this is excellent. We will be making this again."

mona12w User ID: 5812356 121986
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"We don't typically love cauliflower steamed, cooked, etc....this recipe was super! The best - instantly a favorite"

bake4all User ID: 2167240 197645
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

"Delicious- this will be my new favorite method of serving cauliflower!"

ELoop User ID: 6994875 137252
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

"My 2 children who normally don't eat Cauliflower loved this. Begged me to make it again soon!"

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