Vegan Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower


Crispy cheesy roasted cauliflower made with nutritional yeast, breadcrumbs, and a few simple spices. This side dish is so easy to whip up, and packed with delicious vegan cheesy flavor!

Roasted Cauliflower

These vegan cheesy roasted cauliflower bites are the perfect simple side dish or appetizer. They’re coated in a blend of nutritional yeast, breadcrumbs, hot sauce, and a few spices.

They come out so flavorful, and are seriously addicting. You can serve them on their own, or with your favorite dipping sauce.

cheesy roasted cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower is probably one of my top 5 favorite veggie side dishes. It’s so easy to prepare, and pairs well with any main course.

These cauliflower bites are mildly spicy from the hot sauce, and have a delicious cheesy flavor from the nutritional yeast.

Nutritional yeast is a pantry staple of mine, and adds a “cheesy” flavor to your cooking without the dairy. I love to use it with roasted vegetables, tofu, and pasta sauces.

Cheesy roasted cauliflower is a delicious way to incorporate more vegetables into your week, and comes together so quickly!

All you need to do is-

  1. Cut your cauliflower into florets
  2. Toss them in a bowl with the spices, nutritional yeast, hot sauce and breadcrumbs
  3. Layer them on a sheet pan and drizzle them with olive oil
  4. Bake until crispy!
roasted cauliflower

Other side dishes you’ll love:

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric Tahini

Honey Sriracha Roasted Carrots

Sliced Roasted Potatoes

Veggie Rice Fritters

Vegan Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower

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Course: Side Dishes, Vegan


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  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast

  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, use gluten-free if needed

  • 2 tbsp hot sauce, I used Frank’s Red Hot

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 -3 tbsp olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F
  • Add the cauliflower florets to a bowl and toss them in the hot sauce, nutritional yeast, breadcrumbs and spices.
  • Transfer them to a parchment lined baking tray. I like to sprinkle 1-2 tbsp extra breadcrumbs over the top.
  • Drizzle them generously with olive oil. Bake them for about 40-45 minutes, flipping halfway through.

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