3-Ingredient Cauliflower "Popcorn" Recipe Is a Guilt-free Vegetable Snack or Side Dish by Donna John

3-Ingredient Cauliflower "Popcorn" Recipe Is a Guilt-free Vegetable Snack or Side Dish

Want a snack or side dish recipe that has zero guilt? This 3-ingredient cauliflower "popcorn" recipe may be the guilt-free vegetable recipe you're looking for.

Whether you make it as a tasty side dish or an energizing snack, you won't feel a bit guilty about popping a piece of cauliflower popcorn in your mouth! Even kids love it. 

Keep this easy cauliflower popcorn recipe on hand for anytime healthy snacking. It's an easy, delicious vegetarian recipe, too. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 65 minutes

Servings: 6 to 8


  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into very small (popcorn size) pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons salt-free seasoning blend (such as Mrs. Dash)

Here's how to make it:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, toss the cauliflower with the olive and seasoning. 
  2. Pour the coated cauliflower onto a baking sheet in a single layer. 
  3. Bake in a preheated 450-degree F oven for about 1 hour, stirring often, until golden brown. 

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Elisa Schmitz
What a fun and yum idea, Donna John ! Bonus that it's good for you!
Meredith Schneider
Oh boy I have a big bag of cauliflower! So gonna try this. Thanks Donna John :)
Julie Rose
Sounds so good 😍

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