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Spicy Roasted Cauliflower


Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

Photo © Molly Watson
A few spices and just a bit of sugar turn a head of cauliflower into a caramelized, spicy, golden treat. Serve as a side dish or as a appetizer - the spice is lovely alongside drinks.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. hot paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat an oven to 450°F. Cut the cauliflower into bite-size florets.
  2. Melt the butter and then mix it in a large bowl (big enough to hold all the cauliflower) with the sugar, salt, and all the spices. Add the cauliflower and toss to coat the cauliflower as evenly as possible with the spicy butter.
  3. Lay the cauliflower pieces in a single layer in a roasting pan or on a baking sheet. Cook them in the oven until browned, sizzling, and tender with crispy bits forming on the edges – mine took about 25 minutes.
  4. Serve hot or warm.

Makes 4 to 6 servings Spicy Roasted Cauliflower.

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