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Roasted Chipotle Cauliflower

Roasted Chipotle Cauliflower

Roasted Chipotle Cauliflower is a super simple, bursting with flavor and nutritious dish. Just a bit spicy.

Roasted Chipotle Cauliflower is a simple, obvious variation on classic roasted cauliflower. Before I tried this, I knew it would work really well, and sure enough it did. It’s just a simple dish with just a few spices. It only takes about 5 minutes to prepare and turns out great. You might want to decrease or increase the chipotle powder to adjust the heat to your liking, but that’s all that I can see varying.

Note in the photo above, I used orange cauliflower – so with white cauliflower, it will come out lighter in color. Also, when I roast vegetables, I always use the same method. I save the plastic bags from the produce department and use those. Then I chop the vegetables, dump them in the bag, pour the olive oil in, shake the bag to coat the vegetables, add the seasonings, then shake and massage the bag some more to make sure the vegetables are pretty well coated and seasoned. This takes almost no time, works great, and even leaves a clean kitchen. How can you beat that?

When I was growing up, we never had roast vegetables (except potatoes). I didn’t know anybody roasted vegetables. Now I roast all kinds of vegetables – squash, brussels sprouts, green beans and lots more. I was surprised at how good they are. So this version is now a reliable member of my roasted vegetable repertoire.

Try it – you’ll like it!

Roasted Chipotle Cauliflower
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Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp chipotle powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Slice cauliflower into ¼ inch slices or break into medium-small florets.
  2. Mix the seasonings together in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Dump the cauliflower into a plastic bag and pour the olive oil in. Hold the bag closed with your hand and shake and rotate the bag to coat the cauliflower with the olive oil.
  4. Add the seasonings, spreading them over the cauliflower (rather than dumping them in one pile). Close the bag and shake and massage the bag to evenly coat cauliflower with the spices.
  5. Spread cauliflower evenly in a large baking dish. 9" x 11" is good, but a bit smaller will also do. Bake for 30 minutes or until tender and slightly browned.
  6. Enjoy!


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