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5 from 8 votes

Kick-Ass Cowboy Cauliflower

Bold, smoky, and just the right bit of heat, this recipe kicks up your standard calulflower up a notch.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Veggie
Cuisine: American, BBQ
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Stephen & Elise Compston, RD, LDs


  • 1 head cauliflower chopped into small florets
  • 2-3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoon McCormick Grill Mates BBQ  or other preferred dry bbq rub/mix


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  • Rinse cauliflower and pat to dry. Remove leaves and stems and dice cauliflower into small florets.
  • Place into a large mixing bowl and drizzle with olive oil; toss until well coated. NOTE: the oil is ESSENTIAL for achieving that crisp! Ensure florets get a healthy, even coating.
  • Next, add bbq seasoning and continue mixing until evenly distributed.
  • Place cauliflower evenly on a large sheet pan and roasted for 40-50 minutes, tossing once, until cauliflower is golden and tender.


Calories: 147kcal