Roasted Cauliflower with Chili Powder Recipe
Roasted Cauliflower with Chili Powder is absolutely perfect on its own but it’s also an ideal addition to salads and burrito bowls. You might even find yourself reaching for the chili powder every time you roast cauliflower!
Did I mention that our basement remodel finally started? In case you missed the beginning of the story, we moved into our house about a year and a half ago, and when we moved in, the basement was finished. However, without getting into too many details, it was unusable due to the improper care of their pets. We had to strip out the carpet, the carpet pad, and about 2 feet of the drywall. We then sealed it all to eradicate any unpleasant odors, if you catch my drift.
We let it be that way for about a year to make sure we had completely remedied the problem through all seasons and humidities. The good new is, we did! Yay! The bad news is now we’re spending a ton of money to remodel it.
However, now we get to do it the way we want it (within budget, of course), which is great. It had a small galley kitchenette that we’re opening up to be a bar. There are two bedrooms in the basement and one is going to be a gym (CANNOT WAIT) and the other will be a guest bedroom/library/playroom etc.
The main room is going to house built-ins for storage and lots of room to hang out. There’s a bathroom, too, which we’re sprucing up a little. Would you guys want to see photos when it’s all said and done?
So that’s pretty much what my life is revolving around lately – it’s dust city over here. Now let’s talk cauliflower!
About this Cauliflower with Chili Powder
I created this combination when I did my first Whole30, but I haven’t stopped. It’s quickly become one of my favorite ways to eat cauliflower and I think it will be one of your favorites too. The chili powder isn’t spicy (in my opinion), but it gives it a great southwestern flavor that will have you craving cauliflower….seriously! I know you guys have seen roasted cauliflower here before, I love creating new variations of it. It all started when I showed you how to roast cauliflower way back in the day. Now I’ve added Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower and Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Dijon Cream Sauce (my personal favorite!).
You can also use roasted cauliflower in other recipes like Roasted Cauliflower and Cheddar Dip or Roasted Cauliflower Soup. I also can’t wait to try these Sriracha Lime Cauliflower Tacos from FoodieCrush and this Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower Salad from Sugar-Free Mom.
This roasted cauliflower with chili powder is just as simple to make as traditional roasted cauliflower. I wrote the recipe to use a teaspoon of chili powder, but truthfully, I’ve made it so many times now that I just sprinkle the chili powder on the cauliflower until it all has a nice coating. You can do it either way (measure or sprinkle) based on your confidence in the kitchen.
Let’s talk about pepper for a minute. Black pepper, that is. I don’t use it in this cauliflower recipe because I like the flavor of the chili powder to really shine through. If you’re really into black pepper, sprinkle some on. If you like things with a little more heat, try it with a sprinkle of cayenne or red pepper flakes.
You will love this on salads (like this kale sweet potato salad), in burrito bowls (like this quinoa bowl!), or just plain! It also makes a great side dish to Southwestern Mini Meatloaves and Shrimp Tacos.
PS: I always use these parchment paper sheets when I roast veggies – it makes clean-up a breeze!
PPS: If you love roasted cauliflower, you’ll also love roasted broccoli!
Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 74mg Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 3g Protein: 2g
Husband’s take: I think Ben prefers traditional cauliflower (always the traditionalist!) but he eats this every time I make it.
Changes I would make: None at all are necessary! See recipe notes for ideas if you want to have a little fun with the recipe, though!
Difficulty: So easy!