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Sweet and Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

Sweet and spicy roasted cauliflower is an easy side dish that everyone will love. 

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Cauliflower is delicious and simple.

If your kids don’t like cauliflower as much as you, try roasting it. They’ll easily eat an entire head of cauliflower when it’s prepared this way.

An easy, family-friendly recipe.

This recipe is a new favourite at Crosby’s.  Serve it alongside pork chops with molasses cider glaze and sauteed apples. (A little cranberry sauce on the side would be extra delicious.)


Sweet and Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

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  • Author: Crosby Molasses
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Entrees and sides


  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 12 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • ¼ tsp salt


  1. In a large baking dish or pan toss all ingredients until the cauliflower is well coated. Choose a dish or pan that’s large enough to accommodate the cauliflower in a single layer.
  2. Bake at 375 F for 25-30 minutes, or until cauliflower is golden and tender.
  3. Stir often during cooking so the cauliflower cooks evenly.
Roasted cauliflower with chili powderand molasses, the perferct pairing of sweet with heat


  • February 27, 2020

    Denise Charron

    Hi Bridget,
    I just love cauliflower and sometimes I buy it frozen, already cut in florets. Do you think I could use frozen cauliflower instead of fresh in this recipe? Thanks Bridget.


    • February 27, 2020

      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Denise, I haven’t had much luck roasting frozen cauliflower. (It usually ends up a little soggy.) You can still make this recipe with frozen cauliflower but it might not get crispy. Still, the flavour will be great.

  • October 14, 2015


    Hi there;
    I made this recipe, as well as the Cranberry Sauce with Apples and the Roasted Roots Vegetables in Squash. They were all a hit; there was only a very small piece of cauliflower left for me to try.
    Thanks for compiling a great list of recipes for Thanksgiving. It made the job of finding new things to make much easier.

  • May 17, 2015

    cheryl hamilton

    I also do cauliflower – boil it whole. Mix a paste of mustard any kind and 2 Tbsp. fat free mayo. Roast and it delicious. I will try this one. Sound awesome.

  • May 14, 2015


    Like to try new recipe like your cauliflower ,.Will be using it very soon

  • May 14, 2015


    All ways looking for something new.

  • May 9, 2015

    aggie missaghian

    I love all your new recipes. Thanks.

  • February 13, 2014

    Hello my name is Padget and i’m wondering if you could show us more recipes like this one!

  • January 17, 2013


    I can’t wait to try this. My son needs things like this because he is a vegatarian. Thanks

  • January 9, 2013


    I made this for supper this evening. I used a seasoning salt we like with the oil and molasses mixture. I will definitely make this again!

    • January 10, 2013


      Hi Joy,
      Great to know the recipe is so adaptable. The seasoning possibilities are endless…

  • January 7, 2013

    Brandi Thomas

    I can’t wait to try this. I hope my four year old will go for it. Thanks!

    • January 8, 2013


      Hi Brandi,
      Good luck. You can mix up the spices too if that helps (try curry powder instead of the chili powder, or a cajun seasoning). Enjoy!

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