CAULIFLOWER, KETO, SIDE DISH

Easy Oven Keto Chili Cheese Cauliflower

Our Keto Chili Cheese Cauliflower is bright, zesty and takes just minutes of prep with roasted cauliflower florets tossed in chili spice and topped with lots of gooey melted cheese! This is a MUST MAKE!

A bright and zesty side dish that takes just minutes of prep with roasted cauliflower, chili powder and lots of gooey melting cheese. #holisticyumrecipes

For versatility in recipes nothing beats the humble cauliflower. We love it for easy Keto dishes like quick and easy cauliflower fried rice, low carb cauliflower mashed potatoes, and roasted cauliflower soup.

Are you always looking for tasty new ways to use up leftover vegetables in the refrigerator? I know I am. This is an easy, fool-proof way to do just that. It requires almost no prep and the result is totally delicious.

Roasting is my cooking method of choice when it comes to veggies…the flavors get concentrated and who doesn’t love crispy roasted veggies? So much flavor with so little effort.

How To Make Keto Chili Cheese Cauliflower

This is such a totally simple recipe, you’ll want to keep it in your back pocket for a last minute side dish. It’s amazing served with grilled or roasted meat or how about scooping some of this zesty, cheesy cauliflower into a bowl, adding a fried egg on top and calling it dinner!

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to roast at 425 degrees F. Get out a large sheet pan and lightly grease with olive oil.
  2. Spread the cauliflower in a single layer on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, toss to coat. Sprinkle the cauliflower with chili powder, salt and pepper. Toss again.
  3. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and roast for 25 – 30 minutes. At the 20 minute mark, stir the cauliflower or flip with a spatula to help it cook evenly.
  4. Scrape the cauliflower to an oven-safe dish and sprinkle with cheese and jalapeno slices. Place under a broiler set to High for 1 – 2 minutes. Serve hot!
oven roasted cauliflower on a sheet pan

Ingredients to make Keto Roasted Chili Cauliflower

  • Cauliflower Florets – we used a large head of fresh cauliflower and cut off the florets, or you can use a bag of frozen.
  • Shredded Cheese – our favorite is a Mexican shredded blend, but cheddar and monterey jack are amazing too!
  • Olive Oil – vegetable oil can be substituted.
  • Chili Powder – an essential ingredient! We love this dark chili powder…it has a slight smoky and earthy flavor that’s perfect for southwest dishes. Use more or less according to your tastes.
  • Jalapeno – we love the heat and it adds fresh color…sub parsley or cilantro to change it up.

Vegetable substitutions:

This simple recipe is seriously amazing when made with broccoli florets, zucchini chunks or eggplant, really …the possibilities are endless!

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Keto Chili Cheese Cauliflower

A bright and zesty side dish that takes just minutes of prep with roasted cauliflower, chili powder and lots of gooey melting cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 101kcal

INGREDIENTS 

  • 6 cups cauliflower florets, 1 large head cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese, or cheddar
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded and sliced

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly oil large rimmed sheet pan.
  • Spread your cauliflower on sheet pan in a single layer. Drizzle with the olive oil and toss the cauliflower to coat. Sprinkle over the chili powder, salt and pepper. Toss again.
  • Roast cauliflower on middle oven rack until browned and edges are crisping, about 25 -30 minutes. At 20 minutes, give the cauliflower a stir to help them brown evenly. Remove from the oven and turn on the broiler.
  • Transfer the cauliflower to an oven-safe serving dish or pan. Sprinkle on the cheese and sliced jalapeno. Place under the broiler for a 1 – 2 minutes to melt the cheese and toast the jalapenos. Serve hot.
  • ALTERNATE METHOD: Scrape the roasted cauliflower into the center of the sheet pan. Top with cheese and jalapeno slices and place under the broiler for 1 -2 minutes to melt the cheese and toast the jalapenos. Serve hot.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
Keto Chili Cheese Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 380mg17%
Potassium 329mg9%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 332IU7%
Vitamin C 51mg62%
Calcium 238mg24%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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