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Spicy Cauliflower Bites

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"This is my spin on mashed cauliflower: delicious, cheesy bites with a spicy kick! For a thicker consistency use cream instead of milk."
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1 h 10 m servings 338
Original recipe yields 3 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Toss cauliflower, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Pour cauliflower onto a large sheet of aluminum foil and wrap tightly; place on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until cauliflower is tender, 45 to 55 minutes. Transfer cauliflower mixture to a bowl and mash to desired consistency.
  4. Mix olive oil and milk into mashed cauliflower mixture. Drop cauliflower mixture by the spoonful into muffin cups and top with Cheddar cheese and red pepper flakes.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from the pan.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 338 calories; 29.3 13.1 8.1 14 148 Full nutrition

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Definitely a keeper. I enjoyed these but made some changes. I roasted the cauliflower without the foil. I also had to use different cheese because I don't have cheddar available to me. I used a ...

This turned out good and baking them in muffin tins worked great. I did add a little more than the 1/8 teaspoon of red pepper flakes knowing that wouldn't be enough. Next time I make this I will...

Needs a binder like crumbs or flour to hold them in bites and provide some compnsistency. The cheese would be better mixed in with a bit on top. Overall, just not that tasty.

Nice change up for serving cauliflower.