Cauliflower “Popcorn”

Close up shot of cauliflower popcorn in a popcorn container

Image credit: A Health Foodie


  • 3 cups small cauliflower florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat oven to 450° F.
  2. Place cauliflower florets in bowl.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper and toss to cover.
  4. Spread out on baking sheet and roast uncovered for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Stir once or twice while roasting.
  6. Remove baking sheet from oven.
  7. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and enjoy.


Makes 6 servings (Serving size equals ½ cup.)

Nutrition analysis per serving

  • Calories: 45
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 50 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 3 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugars: 1 g
  • Protein: 2 g

 Recipe adapted from, 20 Kid-Friendly Veggies

– Mary Ligotti-Hitch, R.D. is a registered dietitian with the Weight Control Center at Beaumont Health Center.

0 Responses to “Cauliflower “Popcorn””

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


Enter your email address and you'll receive notifications of new posts in your in-box.

Join 2,887 other followers

Free Developmental Screening

Confidential online developmental screening for children up to age 5


%d bloggers like this: