Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Smoked Paprika

Rated as 4.18 out of 5 Stars
62

"I recently roasted a chicken using a smoked paprika rub and decided to try it on a whole cauliflower. It was totally delicious! I recommend serving it as a vegan or vegetarian main with a big green salad."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.

Ingredients

55 m servings 171
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Trim large leaves off the cauliflower. Trim stalk so cauliflower can sit flat in a Dutch oven.
  3. Grind fennel seeds with a mortar and pestle. Mix in smoked paprika, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Whisk in olive oil to form a paste. Rub the paste all over the cauliflower. Drizzle lemon juice all over.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven, covered, until tender, about 30 minutes. Uncover and baste with any juices that have pooled at the base. Continue baking, uncovered, until top is browned and center feels completely tender when pierced with a paring knife, about 15 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use this technique with all sorts of seasoning variations. Try it with your favorite spice blend (homemade or storebought).

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 171 calories; 14.2 12.4 3.6 0 1143 Full nutrition

Explore more

Reviews

Read all reviews 34
  1. 40 Ratings

  2.  
    Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
  3.  
    Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
  4.  
    Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars
  5.  
    Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars
  6.  
    Rated as 1 out of 5 Stars
Most helpful positive review

If you can't get the fennel, 1tsp five spice is a great sub. We are not vegetarian by far but this makes a great side dish to sausages, or pork chops. We normally eat our food with rice, but tex...

Most helpful critical review

Made it, but it took over an hour to cook the cauliflower. It was delicious, but I only gave 3 stars because the time is wrong.

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive
Newest

If you can't get the fennel, 1tsp five spice is a great sub. We are not vegetarian by far but this makes a great side dish to sausages, or pork chops. We normally eat our food with rice, but tex...

WOW! This cauliflower turned out amazing! I really just wanted to see how cooking a whole head of cauliflower would turn out in the oven, and this was perfect. I did not have fennel (nor am ...

Delicious. I ate the entire head for dinner. Couldn’t stop

I loved loved loved this dish! I will make it again and again and share the recipe with friends. Pure deliciousness and filling. It was my dinner tonight.

Came out great and very tasty.

Made it, but it took over an hour to cook the cauliflower. It was delicious, but I only gave 3 stars because the time is wrong.

Delicious! Smoked paprika would make an old boiled boot edible :)

No made no changes and it was quite delicious

Made no changes. Was so easy and delicious. My husband really liked it and he's not big on veggies.