Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Crispy Cheezy Roasted Cauliflower

I can't stand the texture of roasted cauliflower and broccoli. It's not tender. And, it's hard to get seasonings to stick! I thought of this idea to cook the cauliflower some first before applying the seasoning, then roast it. It came out DIVINE!

1 head of cauliflower, remove leaves ONLY and rinse the whole head
1/4 cup of nutritional yeast flakes
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. onion powder
1/2 t. paprika
salt to taste

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. (425 degrees if your oven gets really hot!)
Place entire head of cauliflower, florets down, into your Instant Pot. Add 1 cup of water to the pot. Cook on high pressure for 2 minutes with quick release.
While cauliflower is cooking, put the nutritional yeast and spices into a large bowl.
When the cauliflower is done, simply cut off the florets easily (because they are softer now) and drop them into the seasonings. Stir the cauliflower around with a silicone spatula to coat all of the pieces with the seasoning.
Place the coated cauliflower on a baking sheet on parchment paper or a silpat mat.
Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until tender. Keep your eye on them so they don't burn.

NOTE: If you do not have an electric pressure cooker, you can steam the cauliflower (cutting it into florets first) for just a few minutes.