DINNER IMPROV: Creamy Spicy Cauliflower Snacks

I’m pretty sure you can take almost any vegetable, cover it in cayenne pepper and nutritional yeast, roast it, and it will be undeniably delicious. Such is the case with cauliflower.

Kale chips addiction enabling.

I’m an admitted kale chip addict. Note the photo; I’ve learned to keep it on hand at all times because I’ve gone to the store in the middle of the night to ease a kale chip craving and they have been ALL OUT OF KALE which is an abomination! I’ve decided to branch out to other cruciferous veggies so I can be prepared on nights if this should happen again (for shame!).

Here is a super-duper easy peasy recipe for roasted cauliflower that has a surprising sweetness, and I’m not sure if it’s just because it’s white, but cauliflower is so creamy when roasted. It takes 3 minutes to put together and stick in the oven, so you have no excuse NOT to make this.


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (or enough to very lightly coat cauliflower)
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • sea salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 350. Put cauliflower into a mixing bowl, and toss with olive oil first, then dry ingredients. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray, then place the cauliflower on the sheet in an even layer (don’t pile it up!). Bake until it starts to brown slightly on the tips, about 30 minutes (possibly a little longer).


I promise the sweetness of the cauliflower and cheesy-type flavor of the nutritional yeast completely balance out the cayenne, so they have a mild spiciness. These are so simple to make, it’s almost kind ridiculous how tasty they are. 
<p> See? Cooking doesn’t have to be time-consuming, complicated, or expensive. It’s kind of stupid how easy this is. If you can cut things into small pieces, add stuff to a bowl, and extend your arm to put something in an oven, you can do this. The most difficult part is waiting for them to finish cooking. </p>
<p> Cauliflower is crrrraaazzzyyyy packed with vitamin C, too. So eat it up! </p>

7 thoughts on “DINNER IMPROV: Creamy Spicy Cauliflower Snacks

  1. This sounds so yummy and yet so easy! I’m off to the store to get me some cauliflower and nutritional yeast! Mmmm, mmmm, good! Thanks for sharing!

    • Hello, thanks for coming by! YES kale chips, I actually have a goofy video for how to make them (click on the ‘video’ tab at the top of the page, or type in “save the kales kale chips” in youtube). It is essentially the same thing, haha. I just finished a huge bowl, incidentally. I hope you love everything!

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