Freezer Meal Recipes / Side Dish / Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

Tossed in chili powder and garlic, this easy Spiced Roasted Cauliflower yields golden florets of flavorful delight to savor around your dinner table. You'll never think of cauliflower as boring again!
4 Servings Meet The Cook OAMM Staff Member Spotlight - Kim Print
Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dice Cauliflower
  • 2 teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves
  • 2 teaspoons Coconut Oil
  • ⅛ teaspoons Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons Chili Powder

Freezer Containers

  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag

Supplies

  • Labels
  • Baking Sheets

Nutritional Information

  • 1 serving = 1 cup
  • 42 Calories
  • 2g Fat
  • 2g Sat Fat
  • 0mg Cholesterol
  • 104mg Sodium
  • 234mg Potassium
  • 5g Carbs
  • 2g Fiber
  • 2g Sugar
  • 2g Protein
  • 1 WW+ Points
  • 1 WW SmartPoints
  • Zone Blocks: 0 Protein 0 Fat 0 Carb

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. In a large bowl, toss together cauliflower, garlic and coconut oil until coated.
  2. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and chili powder. Toss again until evenly coated.
  3. Pour cauliflower onto a rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan in a single layer.
  4. Bake at 425 for 25-30 minutes or until cauliflower is fork tender and just begins to char.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a large bowl, toss together cauliflower, garlic and coconut oil until coated.
  2. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and chili powder. Toss again until evenly coated.
  3. Divide cauliflower among indicated number of gallon freezer bags. Label and lay flat to freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Pour frozen cauliflower onto a rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan in a single layer.
  2. Bake at 425 for 30-40 minutes or until cauliflower is fork tender and just begins to char.

8 Comments

Join the discussion
  1. I made these spicy little cauliflowers last night and they were OH SO GOOD with my Italian seasoned chicken tenders. Just perfect!

  2. I am confused. Original baking takes 25-30 min, baking from freezing takes 30-40 min, I am not seeing the time saving benefit. Cutting cauliflower takes like 10 min, or you can buy pre-cut ones in a bag. This double baking will cost more (in time, and money – double baking, and washing of the pan twice). Not to mention all those plastic bags in the garbage.
    I only ever found freezing things like egg muffins and meatballs as time saving. I use these for kids lunches, and can defrost a few in microwave without the need to use an oven. Everything else i cook in large batches, and we eat it for several days. I am not running a restaurant (every day does not have to be a different dinner meal). Its all made from scratch, so its all healthy and delicious. Plus soups and stews taste better on the following days. And if you have food in the fridge there is no need for (unhealthy) take-out, and if you have teens in the house, they can warm up the food for themselves and younger siblings. For variety make a different salad to go with dinner (even changing 1 ingredient can change the taste, or even the dressing).

    1. All of that is very true.

      I think some people (including me) like to have a variety available for dinner each night. I like to look at what is in the freezer and say “Hey! Chicken sounds good – I will make that.” without having to start from scratch with frozen meat. Having healthy meals already made and able to throw into my IP is a dream for me and my family.

      Every family is different and has different needs. I completely understand freezer meals might not be your thing. Our site is also set up to make same day – feel free to look around and double things to make for several meals.

      Thanks for stopping by!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Share26
Tweet
Pin10K
+11
Share